The Wat Saphan Hin temple, founded in the 13th century, is known to contain a colossal Buddha image.
It is located in the west section of Sukhothai historical park, on top of a hill, visible from the road. From here, to reach the temple, you have to climb the cobbled ramp, at the end of which is the image of Buddha.
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 Saphan Hin is probably the most important point of interest in the West sector. In this, more than the temples themselves, what truly justifies the visit is the process, the walk. Along the way you will find several vestiges of ancient structures, and, being there, why not see the rest of the temples.
100 Baht (2,7€ / $3,10) , regarding to the entry ticket in the West sector of the historical park.
from 6 am to 9 pm.
Location and how to get there:
Following the north exit of the city wall, entering the west section of the park, Wat Saphan Hin will be the first point of interest to come from your right side.
Take advantage of your location and go to Wat Si Chum, which is right there, about 1 km away. The same ticket gives you the right to visit both.