Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai

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Set within the grounds of an extensive historical park, Wat Si Chum stands as a monument to the Sukothai Kingdom's architectural prowess and religious devotion. Pay a visit to this sprawling 14th-century mandapa, or pavilion, located in the center of the complex and surrounded by an imposing moat. Marvel at its massive 15 m (49 ft) stone wall, then wander between the columns and enter through the slit-like opening, examining the slate drawings depicting scenes of Buddha's life along the way. You'll find a stately statue of Buddha, resting cross-legged with his palm pointed upwards, inside of the temple. By using our Sukhothai road trip planning app , you can arrange your visit to Wat Si Chum and other attractions in Sukhothai.
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  • This place is divided into 2 parts, and parts of the Park. It is part of the current. Part of the park there will be a large Buddha, and it is important that is in outstanding condition is considerable. We are reminded of his past. Imagine going up to greatness in the days before. I have come here to tell us the Sukhothai, don't miss the crook.
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  • Watsyrtum famous altuna Buddha, who does not fear. Much larger than I had imagined. Here in popularity a lot of tourists. Take pictures in sequence. If you still go on 12/30 Saturday, admission free. Better here pretty lot and souvenir shops, there are also restrooms, so was stopped during the site visits.
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  • The Wat Si Chum is my favorite too, although its location is a bit far and its already outside the historical park but its a must to see attraction. For 10 Baht ticket you will see the jaw-dropping an...  more »
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  • Quiet site with a curious concrete buddha sitting enclosed in a brick structure. Apparently you could climb up to this structure, but not anymore. 100 baht ticket for foreigners valid also for the ruins 1min northeast.
  • The biggest Buddha in Sukhothai, best known as the speaking Buddha, 100bahts the entry and is totally worth it! Enjoy the visit!
  • Paid 20 baht to get in at the gate. Again, the scenic site of an old broken down structure that my ancestry left behind, but well kept by my generation to see. I think this is very powerful site indeed.
  • Nice and great temple to visit. People always pray for good wish with big buddha
  • Nice n peaceful temple with speaking Buddha

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Where to stay in Sukhothai

Sukhothai tourism has been growing for decades, meaning you can now find many places to stay around town, even on a budget. Most accommodations are in New Sukhothai, which lies 12 km (7.45 mi) from the historical park, but lacks many interesting sights of its own. However, good transport connections between the two cities make it easy to explore the historical city on a day trip. If you have a bit more in your budget, save yourself some traveling time by staying near the old city. Do your homework before you book, though--some of the older hotels have a reputation for being run-down and not particularly clean.
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