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Headless buddha

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
JoshShoeString
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 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 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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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Thank lianelau
Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

You can take the road through Namo gate (no admission fee) and cycle for about 1.5 kms, paddies on both sides of the road. WE got talking to locals who offered us to pick starfruit growing on the roadside. The dogs are usually too lazy in the heat to bother you. The temple itself is a ruin but you can... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The large Buddha relief must've been very impressive, though now you can only imagine it in its former glory as it is crumbling & headless. You get a good idea of how it was built & moulded, thanks to the fact that the plaster has decayed in places & you can see the bricks & such underneath.

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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Wat Chetuphon is nice but not so great. Wat Chedi Si Hong is more beautiful, and his relief shows very nice depictions of dresses and decorations. Most of all, come here by bicycle from Old Sukhothai: the road is good and quiet and you can admire the country scape and look for storks and herons.

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