Photo: Approaching Wat Si Chum.

Wat Si Chum

Our rating:

By

Get a quote for travel insurance today.

One of Sukhothai’s most magnificent sites, Wat Si Chum houses a massive seated Buddha image with a set of gold-tapered fingers reaching towards the earth, each as tall as a full-grown person.

Travel better, travel smarter

Save money, receive our latest updates and get the most out of your travels.

   

Seated at the centre of a towering brick-and-mortar wihaan built in the shape of a four-sided mondop with three-metre-thick walls, the Phra Atchana Buddha image stretches for more than 11 metres across at the waste. The calm and resolved facial expression reflects an atchana, a wise person who simultaneously maintains great strength and composure.

Amazing tapered fingers at Wat Si Chum. Photo taken in or around Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, Thailand by David Luekens.

Amazing tapered fingers at Wat Si Chum. Photo: David Luekens

The right hand’s graceful fingers reach towards the earth as the key part of the Subduing Mara posture, depicting the moment when the Buddha remained steadfast in his meditative run to enlightenment as Mara’s demonic armies attempted to topple his concentration. This is the most common posture seen in Buddha images in Thailand, and Phra Atchana is possibly the most stunning depiction of ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


Get the full story.
Create an account.

Join Travelfish

Log in

Becoming a Travelfish subscriber costs A$35 for a year. Benefits include:
1) Full access to the site
2) 250+ PDF guides
3) Discount coupons
4) 50% off our travel planning service
5) And of course, our gratitude and a warm fuzzy feeling for helping us stay in business!



Book a flight, train, bus, taxi or ferry in Thailand with 12Go Asia
From:
To:     


Popular attractions in Sukhothai

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Sukhothai.



Best places to stay in Sukhothai

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Sukhothai.


What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Sukhothai.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Read up on where to eat on Sukhothai.
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Sukhothai.
 Read up on how to get to Sukhothai, or book your transport online with 12Go Asia.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Sukhothai? Please read this.
 Buy a SIM card for Thailand—pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.


Experience the Andaman Sea
Experience the Andaman Sea
Ad Spend 3 days / 2 nights on The Junk
From US$400.

liveaboard.com

Read more



See below for more sights and activities in Sukhothai that are listed on Travelfish.org.


Top of page


Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Sukhothai? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


Top of page