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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand

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Easily Discernible

An impressive temple, even in ruins, is quite discernible as to how it once looked. Has an impressive mandapa with images of Buddha in four different positions. Two are very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Apart from the walking Buddha, Wat Chetuphon still maintains two gems there, which is two traditional Sukhothai Buddha art. In the past, there were four Buddha facing in each of direction; north, west, east and south.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

An impressive temple, even in ruins, is quite discernible as to how it once looked. Has an impressive mandapa with images of Buddha in four different positions. Two are very clear, while the other two require a little visual reconstruction.

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Thank FyingKiwi
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

You access to this place going outside of the Historical Park. You can go by bicycle, it's a 1,5 km ride in the countryside. You will find another temple right across the road. The 2 big standing Buddhas lost their heads, but the good thing about this place is that you will be alone and it's a great feeling after... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

You can see how the figure was built, and while the walking Buddha is the only clear one remaining you can see from the outlines which the others were (sitting, standing, reclining). Also interesting mortise and tenon cut slabs of rock wall.

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Thank BeirutMoores
Sukhothai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I wonder how they cut the stone or constructed the temple in the past. This is my favorite temple. cool!!!

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Thank kl665kl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This wat is one of the 13 wats that my tuktuk driver and I visited. It took us 5 minutes to visit it, just some columns and headless buddha. We left briefly to visit other wats of the Park.

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Thank LolaGo1
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Wat Chetuphon is about 2km from the side exit of the main section of Old Sukhothai. You will take the road into the country side where the wat is on your right. The place is quite ruined but has some interesting aspects. If you walk by the left side, you will observe stones pillar cut with small square box jutting... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Located to the south of the walled city, accessible through Namo Gate lies Wat Chetuphon, the largest and most important temple in the south of the city. The brick structure at the center of the main complex has a different Buddha image on each side. The first image you see is a large walking Buddha, this form of Buddha is... More 

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Thank Terry C
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Not crowded temple, beautiful and orginal not rebuild. Stone throw away from the historical site. No commercial and is free.

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Thank Leslie3663
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

This temple was different from the others, in that there was representation of each type of Buddha - standing, walking, sitting, reclining. Worth the trip to see it. Across from this temple, is also Wat Chedi Si Hong, which is fun too. I liked the animal statues on the base of the temple.

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