Photo: Wat Traphang Ngoen.

Wat Traphang Ngoen

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Wat Traphang Ngoen’s most prominent feature is a lotus-shaped chedi that’s arguably more interesting than the one found at Wat Mahathat.

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Just below the upper lotus-bud finial, a tier with perpendicular rivets features four standing Buddha images placed in niches that have provided shelter over the centuries. The fully intact statues display fine details in the meditative faces, headdresses and hands striking different mudras.

Simple beauties at Wat Traphang Ngoen. Photo taken in or around Wat Traphang Ngoen, Sukhothai, Thailand by David Luekens.

Simple beauties at Wat Traphang Ngoen. Photo: David Luekens

Set between the chedi and a wide pond, the remains of a small wihaan features a large seated Buddha that looks very similar to the one found at nearby Wat Sa Si. Centuries of sunbathing have left it infused with a web of cracks but the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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