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. To this day, the exact purpose of the passage in this Mandapa in not clear. This temple also has some of the oldest murals in Thailand.
Wat Si Chum is undoubtedly one of the main attraction points of the park. As well, one of the most representative and important monuments in the history of Thailand, both for its particularities and for its beauty.
This temple, abandoned in the period of the Ayutthaya kingdom, underwent restoration works around the 50’s. You can not pass through Sukhothai without visiting it.
The ticket costs 100 baht ($3,10 / 2,7€), regarding the entrance to the North sector of the historical park.
You can visit Wat Si Chum from 6 am to 9 pm.
Location and how to get there:
It is located in the northern sector, just north of the city walls. Not far from Wat Phra Phai Luang, from where you can head west on a secondary road.