Photo: Elephants at Wat Chang Lom.

Wat Chang Lom

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A well-preserved Sri Lankan-style bell-shaped chedi towers at Wat Chang Lom, surrounded by what’s left of the 39 elephant statues that give the temple its name.

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Stretching on all four sides, the elephants are much larger than the pachyderm sculptures found at other temples in the Sukhothai realm, including Wat Chang Rob in Kamphaeng Phet and another Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai. Some have cracked to the laterite cores and none have kept their trunks, but a few at the corners still display detailed eyes and regal decoration around the necks.

Stairs lead up to the top of the chedi’s massive laterite base, where seated Buddha images in the subduing Mara posture can be seen in several large niches. While many of these are partially broken, the chedi’s slender top is still in good shape. The grounds also include a gateway, the remains of two wihaans and a few smaller chedis.



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