Wat Si Chum

Historic Site in Sukhothai

This wát is northwest of the old city and contains an impressive mon·dòp with a 15m brick-and-stucco seated Buddha. This Buddha’s elegant, tapered fingers are much photographed. Archaeologists theorise that this image is the ‘Phra Atchana’ mentioned in the famous Ramkhamhaeng inscription. A passage in the mon·dòp wall that leads to the top has been blocked so that it’s no longer possible to view the Jataka inscriptions that line the tunnel ceiling.

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