Si Satchanalai

Some random shots of Si Satchanalai. Si Satchanalai was founded in 1250 as the second center of Sukhothai Kingdom and a residence of the crown princes in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Wat Chang Lom

Seated on a two-tiered base, Wat Chang Lom’s stupa is of a Sinhalese style, flanked with the statues of 39 standing elephants around the first tier of base, and on the second, remnants of Buddha statues.

Wat Chedi Chet

Wat Chedi Chet is one of the most important temples in Si Satchanalai, featuring a principal Sukhothai-style lotus bud chedi on a base of five square receding tiers and topped with a concentric spire, in addition to a viharn and 32 stupas of different sizes and styles. Wat Chedi Chet was thought to be a […]

Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng

Images of the 13th century Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng temple located at the top of a forested hill, accessible by means of a 144 laterite steps. The temple features a Ceylonese-style chedi adjacent a bell situated on a high square base with a number of receding circular tiers.

Wat Khao Suwankhiri

Images of the hilltop Wat Khao Suwankhiri featuring a bell-shaped chedi on a five-tiered base, with 4 niches in 4 directions enshrining images of the Buddha.

Wat Khok Singkharam

Images of Wat Khok Singkharam, built in the late Sukhothai period, with a rectangular layout, featuring a vihara and three stupas.

Wat Nang Phaya

Images of Wat Nang Phaya, featuring an exceedingly well-preserved stucco vihara wall panel in an early Ayutthaya style in addition to a Sinhalese-styled chedi.

Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat

Images of the Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat. Quoting loosely from wikipedia: The largest and important historic temple in Si Satchanalai, Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat was built as Mahayana Buddhist temple in the late 12th century by the Khmer emperor Jayavarman VII, featuring an impressive prang and a compound surrounded by a thick laterite […]