Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Sukhothai
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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  • The part of the site that I preferred more ever, a hidden gem. Truly gorgeous
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  • This Wat has a beautifully positioned buddha within the Wat structure. The Wat is a bit outside of the central area complex but easy to reach by bicycle.  more »
  • Not to be missed. This Wat is located just north of the Archaeological Park itself and is subject to a separate ticket, but don't worry, it's worth it. The temple is not big but it soon becomes clear that will not leave indifferent. From afar you note the peculiar construction Central slot from which we can glimpse a statue that, approaching, it is huge and beautiful. We visited this temple in the late afternoon and we found ourselves alone in the face of the Buddha "speaking", a wonderful experience. Very interesting photographic Panel that explains the various stages of the statue's recovery over the past century.
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  • Wasn't impressed with the North section of the park, but Wat Si made up for it. Blew my mind seeing this beautiful Buddha statue. My favourite statue of all I saw.
  • 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

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