A Journey To: Wat Si Chum

Continuing on with the tour of Sukhothai Historical Park, we find ourselves  slightly outside the main park at a temple known as Wat Si Chum – The Temple of the Bodhi Tree. This 13th century temple is one of the most significant in Thailand and is of great importance to the historical landscape. When you first see the temple you are struck with an imposing image of the mandapa which houses the 15 meter tall seated Buddha, known as the Phra Achana – the one who is not frightened, the largest in Sukhothai. Being an avid history enthusiast, this site was phenomenal.