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Travel tips about Sukhothai. What to do, how to go and what to see.

Wat Trapang Thong

By |2019-01-04T14:18:24+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Wat Trapang Thong is a central point of Old Sukhothai. Built on an island set inside a water reservoir, around the 14th century, it is accessible through some wooden bridges ans scenery and atmosphere is amazing. In this ancient temple, still in use, stands out a great chedi and a footprint of Buddha.

Wat Saphan Hin

By |2019-01-07T16:33:16+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: , |

The Wat Saphan Hin temple, founded in the 13th century, is known to contain a colossal Buddha image. This figure, Called Phra Attharot by the locals, is about 13 meters high, standing in the Abhaya Mudra position, with his right hand raised with the palm facing forward, representing protection, peace and benevolence.

Wat Sorosak

By |2019-01-04T16:29:16+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Wat Sorasak temple, founded in the 15th century, is located in the central sector of Sukhothai historical park, still within the city walls. Framed in a wide area, where the green stands out and it is possible to glimpse other temples and ruins, the highlight resides in the sulptures of elephants that, side by side, make the base of the chedi.

Wat Si Chum

By |2019-01-05T15:25:16+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: |

Wat Si Chum, perhaps the second most popular temple in Sukhothai, is known for its 15m high Buddha image, called Phra Atchana ("the still Buddha"). The statue is located inside a huge Mandapa. This one, conceived in a very singular form, has a passage to the inside and the statue.

Wat Trapang Ngoen

By |2019-01-07T16:39:31+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: , |

Wat Trapang Ngoen temple, founded in the 14th century, is in the central sector of Sukhothai historical park, near Wat Mahathat. What really stands out is a seated Buddha image facing a vast lake. As a backgound, a well preserved chedi  and in front of it a series of columns that still presist , resisting the passage of time.

Wat Sa Si

By |2019-01-07T11:52:34+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: |

The temple of Wat Sa Si, built in the 14th century, is located on the central sector island, near Wat Mahathat. The highlight in this sanctuary, flanked by a body of water filled with lotus flowers, is a seated Buddha, accompanied by 6 relatively well-preserved chedis and several columns.

Wat Phra Phai Luang

By |2019-01-05T15:39:32+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

Wat Phra Phai Luang was founded around the 12th century by the Khmer, being one of the city's oldest temples, preceding the founding of the kingdom of Sukhothai. At a time when Hinduism still prevailed, it is believed that this complex, dedicated to Vishnu, had a great spiritual significance.

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