Wat Phra Si Rattana

Wat Phra Si Rattana

Wat Phra Si Rattana


Wat Phra Si’s distinctive Bayon-style pagoda predates the Sukhothai era.

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A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Si Satchanalai isn't for everyone. In fact, for most of us, a visit to the more accessible, quite similar, yet seriously fantastic ruins at Sukhothai is probably enough. But for those few with a particularly keen interest in architecture and history, Si Satchanalai, with its more intimate forested setting and fewer number of visitors, creates a better chance to discover these ancient temples at your own pace and in your own way.

Situated in a scenic spot near an oxbow in the Yom River, Si Satch (as it's known to locals) lies some 65 kilometres to the north of Sukhothai. During the Sukhothai era, Si Satchanalai was the kingdom's administrative centre and considered to be Sukhothai's twin city. During the 13th and 14th centuries, this lesser known sibling, ... Read our complete Si Satchanalai travel guide

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