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Wat Sangkawat – two lonely hidden temples

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Wat Phra Phai Luang, Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Sangkawat is worth a visit for the solitude Sukhothai has many grand temples. Most look clean, neat and well kept for near on 400 year old buildings. On the outskirts of Sukhothai you will find various ruins that are no more than bricks or broken stone blocks. Not so exciting. There are however two somewhat… Continue reading more »

Wat Si Sawai in Sukhothai

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Wat Si Sawai or Sri Savaya, Sukothai, Thailand

A big Khmer style temple in Sukhothai There are plenty of big temples in Sukhothai Historical Park. If you’ve already seen Wat Phai Luang then you’ll know what the ruins of a Khmer style temple look like. However I do encourage you to seek out Wat Si Sawai (Wat Sri Savaya) just south of Wat Mahathat to… Continue reading more »

A sitting Buddha at Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai, Thailand

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Seated Buddha at Wat Mahathat, Sukothoi, Thailand

A seated Buddha near Wat Mahathat This is not one of the more the famous Buddha statues in either Wat Mahathat or Sukhothai. I found this seated Buddha to the left of the main temple ruins where the more “famous” seated Buddha statue sits. The other popular Buddha statue is the standing Buddha at Wat Mahathat… Continue reading more »

The Buddha Statue with Diamond Eyes – Luang Pho Petch

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Buddha with Diamond Eyes at Luang Pho Petch, Sukhothai

A Diamond Eyed Buddha in Sukhothai It’s always nice to discover something not in a guidebook or map (until now). A little place called Luang Pho Petch (Luang Po Ta Petch) is one of those places. It’s located just south of the impressive Wat Si Chum along the main road. The shrine/building/temple itself is hidden behind… Continue reading more »

Visiting Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Thailand

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Mahathat is one of Sukhothai’s best temples Completed during the 13th century Wat Mahathat served as the royal palace and administrative capital for the Sukhothai Kingdom. It still remains the largest of all the ruins in Sukhothai’s Historical Park. When visiting Wat Mahathat approaching from the front is visually impressive as the still moat waters in… Continue reading more »

Wat Si Chum & Wat Phra Luang in Sukhothai Historical Park

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Buddha Hand with flowers at Wat Si Chum, Sukothai, Thailand

Visit the northern historic complex early in the morning for the best views If you are spending a few days in Sukhothai I suggest you visit the northern complex first at dawn. Wat Si Chum itself faces the east so it catches the light beautifully on a good morning. There’s no need to hire a… Continue reading more »

First trip to the ruins at Sukhothai Historical park in Thailand

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Buddhas on a temple in Sukhothai

How to prepare for a visit to Sukhothai Historic park in Thailand // Normally I like to get out and see a town before exploring its main highlight. In Sukhothai’s case that highlight are the stunning ruins in the old part of the city which contains the historical park. Sukhothai is Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat in… Continue reading more »