Wat Si Chum
Wat Si Chum
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Tyla75
London, UK154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Stunning giant Buddha statue. We went during Thai holiday so it was packed with Thai tourists praying so be aware it is still a working temple. The only downside was that visiting here costs the same as the visit to the entire historical centre. Still worth a visit.
Written July 27, 2020
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jelinicivana
London, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This temple is set outside the main temple complex, about a 20-ish minute bike ride. It is probably one of the most stunning temples in all of Sukhothai. The giant Buddha inside the main body of the temple is simply remarkable. Do not miss it!
Written April 23, 2020
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Many people would agree that Wat Si Chom is the most impressive site in Sukhothai. Located just outside the main moated old city, the overall temple is rather small, but it contains a massive 15-meter tall sitting Buddha statue, made of brick with stucco. The temple was constructed in the late 14th century. One fascinating aspect of the temple is the huge hand of the Buddha statue, with the fingers reaching down to waist height of visitors. Devotees come to pray, offer flowers, and apply gold leaf to the fingers. It makes for memorable scenes and beautiful photos. This is undoubtedly the most photographed scene in all of Sukhothai. Some visitors may complain that they are required to pay a second fee (100 baht for foreigners; 20 baht for Thais) to see Wat Si Chom (the main Sukhothai Historical Park ticket does not cover Wat Si Chom), but most people will find it worth the extra fee. An added bonus at this site is the huge mango tree (the largest I've every seen) growing adjacent to the temple.
Written February 9, 2023
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JamHam
Olathe, KS765 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
If ever in Sukhothai, this is a must visit. The Buddha that is inside of the temple is extremely large and powerful to see! It is near the Sukhothai Historical Park but has a seperate admission fee. It is well worth the 100 baht fee for foreigners.
Written September 27, 2022
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hotcurry4
Plymouth, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We have visited this area many times and it is a delightful bicycle ride to here from the main park area (about 20 minutes) get here early morning to enjoy the atmosphere and some lovely photo opportunities. There is a small snack bar and souvenir shop at the entrance. The hidden Buddha is spectacular!!
Written April 12, 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is one of the more remarkable statues among the ruins in the Sukhothai Historical Park. It’s definitely a perfect photo spot. I found myself contemplating what the entire complex must have been like in centuries past
Written February 4, 2020
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Mantatattoo
Singapore, Singapore592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Having visited a few historical sites in Thailand and understanding the periodic time line between different capital I must say that in SUKHOTHAI the historical sites are very different.

Overall I can only comprehend and place myself to visualize the awe of these places during those period. Worth to visit.

Written April 25, 2021
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Radi
Hua Hin, Thailand242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
First, do not sit on the base where the Buddha statue is. I told like 3 people not so. It is disrespectful to the people and it say so on a sign. The statue is located inside, but it’s not like a temple or a house. It has no roof for that matter. Basically an entrance and four walls. The statue is quite big and has a large golden hand. Next to it, located to the right of the building, is a smaller sitting Buddha. The park surrounding is nothing special. You have like six shops outside for and that’s it. But I recommend to visit.
Written November 16, 2019
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Ausrulf
Chiang Mai, Thailand83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
I really cannot describe the feeling when I was inside this historical temple. It was a mixture of magical scene and the effects from the spectacular architectural design. As if the big Buddha is staring at you and talking to you inside your head. A place to definitely visit once!
Written April 16, 2016
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Review by Tako
Bangkok, Thailand110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is the old temple around 700 years ago. Formerly, people can go to the top of the building but it’s too narrow, so they closed it.
Written November 26, 2019
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