Photo: The wooden walkway to Wat Traphang Thong.

Wat Traphang Thong

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Located just east of the historical park’s central zone, Wat Traphang Thong – or Temple of the Golden Lake – is the first worthwhile site that most visitors come across on a day of exploring the ruins.

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Accessed by a couple of long wood footbridges, the old section of the temple occupies an island at the centre of a reservoir that’s another focal point for the Loy Krathong festivities. One of the bridges runs straight to a large bell-shaped chedi topped by a slender spire in very good condition -- it’s one of the finest examples of the Sri Lankan style found in Sukhothai.

Wat Traphang Thong all pretty in a sash. Photo taken in or around Wat Traphang Thong, Sukhothai, Thailand by David Luekens.

Wat Traphang Thong all pretty in a sash. Photo: David Luekens

The site also features a brick mondop with stucco reliefs depicting the Buddha descending from Tavatimsa heaven and imparting wisdom to his wife and other relatives. A small ordination hall that appears to hail from the 19th century stands to the west but was locked when we last ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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