Wat Sri Chum - Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand
Wat Sri Chum is located north of the old city walls and is part of the UNESCO Sukhothai Historical Park and was built in the late 13th century.
The temple of the bodhi tree (the Bodhi Tree was a large and very old sacred fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as the Lord Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment) features a large solid building (Mondop) with a single narrow slit at the front, rising almost to the full height of the structure. Through this narrow slit can be seen a huge image of the Lord Buddha called Phra Achana, which means 'one who is not frightened' or unpeturbed'
The mondop once had a roof, now gone, so the interior space is open to the elements.........
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The Phra Acana Buddha image at Wat Si Chum
The most striking feature of the temple is the large solid building (mondop) at the rear of what remains of the main prayer hall. A single narrow slit, almost the full height of the mondop, is all that pierces the structure. Through this narrow entrance, you glimpse the serene face of a single large seated Buddha image that almost completely fills the space enclosed by the building. The mondop once had a roof, but it is now gone, so the interior space is open to the sky. The walls of the mondop are much thicker than they need to be. This is because there is a narrow, cramped passageway between the outer and inner walls. The corridor was lined with depictions of the life of Buddha (the Jataka), and allowed devotees to climb up and around the image. Small openings in the inner wall allowed people to get a small glimpse of just one part of the image. The Ramkamhaeng National Museum is attempting to replicate this experience in the museum.
The Buddha image is itself quite striking, and not just for its setting. The image is known as Phra Acana, which means 'one who is not frightened' or 'unperturbed'. The fingers of his right hand, which is extended down to summon the Earth Goddess, are long and delicate. They have been, of course, covered in bits of gold leaf by contemporary Thais. According to legend, a Burmese army invading Sukhothai fled at the sight of this image
The Wat Phra Phai Luang
Is located near the Sanluang gate in the North city wall, just outside of the old walled town. The temple dates to the end of the 12th century or early 13th century before the founding of the Sukhothai Kingdom, which makes it one of the oldest monuments in Sukhothai.
It is believed to have been founded during the reign of Angkor King Jayavarman VII, who built some of Angkor’s most impressive monuments including the Bayon temple. The Wat Phra Phai Luang was built by the Khmer when the Sukhothai area was an outpost of the Khmer empire. It was the center of town in the pre Sukhothai era and the most important temple of that time.
The large temple is built on a square area surrounded by a 600 meter long moat, its buildings aligned on an East-West axis. Since its structures were built during different periods, the temple shows the evolution in Sukhothai architecture and art. It contains examples of different architectural styles such as Khmer, Sukhothai and Ayutthay
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We continued zooming through the important sections of Sukhothai via tuk-tuk to Wat Sri Svaya, Wat Sa Si and Wat Si Chum. Temples constructed in Angkor Wat style with Khmer temples, Wat Sri Svaya perched on an island and a major highlight, Wat Si Chum.
Wat Si Chum is awe inspiring with the very massive sitting Buddha image and graceful hand that adorns much literature about Thailand and Sukhothai. Done with Sukhothai, it was off to the bus station and our next destination, Lampang, Thailand's third Historical City.
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Wat Si Sawai - Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand
Wat Si Sawai is one of the oldest temples in the Sukhothai Historical Park, having been founded at the end of the 12th century or early 13th century and before the coming of the Sukhothai Kingdom.
Initially the temple consisted of three prangs, constructed by the Khmer as a Hindu sanctuary dedicated to Shiva.
The prangs were left unfinished and were only completed during the Ayutthaya era in the 15th century they were finished in the Lopburi- style. At this time the temple adapted to the needs of the Buddhist faith, with a Vihara being added to the south if the cntral prang.
These prangs are adorned with stuccoed carvings of several mythological creatures like the multi headed Naga serpents, Makaras (a sea creature) and Kala, a mythological monster like creature without a lower jaw often found depicted on temples in Angkor.
Bizarre Sukhothai, Thailand - Wat Si Chum & Being Chased by Cows
Halfway between Chiang Mai and Bangkok you will find Sukhothai. There were very few others visiting and so I had so many of the temples and buddhas to myself. Wat Si Chum was humungous, a Thai woman serenaded me and I got chased by cows.
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Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand
Wat Mahathat is the most important and arguably the most impressive temple in the Sukhothai Historical park. The name of the temple, translates to Temple of the great relic.
Founded by King Sri Indraditya sometime between 1292 and 1347, Wat Mahathat was the main temple of the city and the Kingdom of Sukhothai. The deasign of the temple is based on the Mandala, representing the universe, with the principal stupa (chedi), built in 1345 to enshrine relics of the Lord Buddha. This is surrounded by smaller stupas in eight directions. Four of these show Khmer influences, the other four, reflect the Lanna style. On both sides of the principal stupa are two 9 metre high standing Buddha images, known as Phra Attharot.........
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Sukhothai, ‘Dawn Of Happiness’, this, the name of the first capital of Thailand, once marked the beginning of a new epoch. During the course of its one hundred and twenty year flowering period several of the city’s impressive buildings were created such as the magnificent Wat Mahathat Temple.Beyond the old city walls is the fascinating Wat Si Chum Temple which owes its national fame to the huge seated Buddha sculpture of Phra Atchana that is more than eleven metres high and is one of the largest and most imposing Buddha statues in Thailand. Picturesque yet almost sad the century old ruins seem to be reflected within the water of the nearby moats, canals and ponds yearning for a bygone time when the area was full of buildings that in turn were full of life. But despite its continuing decay Sukhothai is still a truly magical experience.
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Sukhothai historical park, Wat Sa Si, Thailand
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Wat Sa Si (Thai: วัดสระศรี) is a small temple close to Ramkhamhaeng Monument. Wat Sa Si is beautifully situated in the midst of Traphang-Trakuan lake northwest of Wat Mahathat. Due to its location, the temple is one of the most beautiful place in Sukhothai. The temple has a Lanka styled stupa. The vihara of Wat Sa Si is situated on the east side of the stupa.
The Sukhothai Historical Park (Thai: อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์สุโขทัย (Pronunciation)) covers the ruins of Sukhothai, which literally means Dawn of Happiness, capital of the Sukhothai kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, in what is now the north of Thailand. It is located near the modern city of Sukhothai, capital of the province with the same name.
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Three impressive prangs from the Khmer era, and predating the Kingdom of Sukhothai, are the main feature at Wat Si Sawai. Some of the stucco decoration is still well preserved.
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Sukhothai Historical Park, The First Capital of Thailand
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Welcome to Sukhothai, the first Kingdom of Siam! Sukhothai Historical Park is located in northern Thailand about a 4-5 hour drive from Bangkok. There are over 193 ruins, a palace, many temples and the largest one being Wat Mahatat.
The best time to come is around 9am, it takes three hours to see the entire historical park. You can rent a bike, you can walk and you can pay an extra 50 baht and even bring your car. Follow me through Sukhothai!
Wat Si Chum the most visited monument in Sukhothai Historical Park.
The buddha that you see measures over 50ft in height and 30 feet wide. The name of the buddha is Phra Acana which means the one that is not afraid. The best time come is in the morning, it's an extra fee because it is outside the city walls.
If you have an extra day in Sukhothai I suggest you visit it's sister city of Si Satchanalai. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What you can visit here are over 300 ruins, buddhist shrines and temples dating back to the 13th century.
I suggest you visit the main shrine of Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat. It is located outside the historical park which dates back to 1237 A.D. Here you can see free standing columns and a massive buddha.
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Wat Chang Lom - Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand
“The temple surrounded by elephants” is not strictly within the confines of the Sukhothai Historical Park, being located a little way from the Kamphaeng Gate entrance to the old city.
Wat Chang Lom, though , is a definitely worth a visit.
The temple is dominated by a Lanka-style Chedi (Stupa) and dates to the late 14th century. The ruins are surrounded by a moat, and contain numerous foundations of smaller chedis, a vihara and an Ordination Hall. The striking bell-shaped stupa stands on a square brick base surrounded by 32 elephant sculptures…….
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During our ride from the Vieng Taiwan Sukhothai Guesthouse to the Sukhothai Historical Park, the tuk-tuk driver tells us that everything is organized differently as in Bangkok. One does not bargain with the drivers, here you have fixed prices. A trip in the historic old town costs THB 50.-, around € 2.-. Also, you can book tours, e.g. for 4 hours. Unfortunately, we do not know the price anymore, but we think it was THB 300 (without guarantee). In any case, it is cheap and worthwhile. We accept the offer and agree on a tuk-tuk tour the next morning.
We arrive on time and the first stop on our tour is
Wat Si Chum is surrounded by a wide moat and accessed via a wooden bridge. Already from afar we see the Mondop, a huge stone block. On the sides are the remains of former assembly halls with further Buddha statues.
Only when approaching, you can recognize a gap at the front of the Mondop. Behind is the a huge Buddha statue Phra Achana. The name of the Buddha image means, one who is not frightened. The statue is 15 m high and 11 m wide.
The outer walls of the Mondops have a thickness of 3 m. In the interior, which is reached by the narrow passage, one can hardly grasp the dimensions, since the room is very small. Probably, the Mondop once had a wooden roof.
The Buddha statue makes an elegant impression. Primarily the gold-painted hand hanging down. It is among the most popular photo motives of Sukhothai. King Ramkhamhaeng mentioned the Buddha statue already around 1290.
We continue our tuk-tuk tour. We are fascinated by the cows that live peacefully live in symbiosis with the herons between the temples.
On a small detour to a temple within the historic walls, we reach
King Sai Lue Thai founded Wat Sorasak in 1412. This is documented on a stone inscription in the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum. The author was presumably an envoy of King Intharacha of Ayutthaya. He should protect the interests of the king against the vassals.
The Chedi was built in Sinhalese style, also referred to as Sukhothai style. This is supported by a square base, decorated with 24 elephant statues. One has the impression the elephants carry the Chedi on their backs.
After a short stay we continue. Already from a distance we see
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Bei der Fahrt mit dem Tuk-Tuk vom Vieng Tawan Sukhothai Guesthouse zum Geschichtspark Sukhothai erzählt uns der Fahrer, dass hier alles anders organisiert sei wie in Bangkok. Hier handelt man nicht mit den Fahrern, sondern es gibt Fixpreise. Eine Fahrt in der Historischen Altstadt kostet THB 50.-, rund € 2.-. Darüber hinaus kann man Rundfahrten mieten. z.B. für 4 Stunden. Leider wissen wir den Preis nicht mehr, aber wir glauben dass es THB 300.- waren (ohne Gewähr). In jedem Fall ist es sehr billig und lohnt in jedem Fall. Wir nehmen das Angebot an und vereinbaren am nächsten Morgen eine Rundfahrt.
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Wat Si Chum ist von einem breiten Wassergraben umgeben und wird über eine Holzbrücke betreten. Bereits von der Ferne ist der riesige gemauerte Steinblock, der sogenannte Mondop, zu sehen. An den Seiten sind die Überreste ehemaliger Versammlungshallen mit weiteren Buddhastatuen.
Erst beim Näherkommen kann man einen Spalt an der Vorderseite des Mondop erkennen. Dahinter verbirgt sich die riesige Buddhastatue Phra Achana. Der Name bedeutet soviel wie, einer der nicht ängstlich ist. Die Statue ist 15 m hoch und 11 m breit.
Die Außenmauern den Mondops haben eine Dicke von 3 m. Im Innenraum, der durch den schmalen Durchgang erreicht wird, kann man die Dimensionen kaum erfassen, da es sehr eng ist. Vermutlich besaß der Mondop einst ein hölzernes Dach.
Die Buddhastatue macht einen sehr eleganten Eindruck. Vor allem die herabhängende vergoldete Hand gehört zu den beliebtesten Fotomotiven in Sukhothai. Die Buddha Statue bereits 1290 von König Ramkhamhaeng um 1290 erwähnt.
Weiter geht es mit dem Tuk-Tuk. Immer wieder faszinieren und die Kühe und Reiher, die in Symbiose friedlich zwischen den Tempeln ihr Dasein verbringen.
Bei einem kleinen Umweg zu einem Tempel innerhalb der historischen Stadtmauern erreichen wir
Wat Sorasak wurde 1412 von König Sai Lue Thai gegründet. Belegt ist dies auf einer Steininschrift im Ramkhamhaeng Nationmuseum. Der Verfasser war vermutlich der Gesandte von König Intharacha von Ayutthaya und sollte hier wohl die Interessen des Königs gegenüber den Vasallen des Königs wahren.
Der Cedhi wurde in singhalesischem Stil, auch als Sukhothai Stil bezeichnet errichtet. Dieser wird von einem quadratischen Sockel getragen, der mit 24 Elefanten Statuen dekoriert ist. Man hat den Eindruck die Elefanten tragen den Chedi auf ihren Rücken.
Nach kurzem Aufenthalt geht es weiter. Bereits von weitem sehen wir Wat Saphan Hin.
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