"Wat Mahathat" Sukhothai Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Situated in the heart of the old city, this is the most important temple of Sukhothai. This significant temple comprises the main chedi (stupa), a vihara (assembly hall of worship) and mandapas (a square form building with a palatial spired roof for housing an Image of Buddha), an uposatha (the ordination hall) and 200 subordinate chedis.

The main chedi has the graceful shape of a lotus bud. Surrounded by 8 chedis, the four at the corner belong to the Haiphunchai-Lanna style and the four in between have Prang-shaped chedis, which were influenced by the Khmer art. The base of the main chedi is decorated with relief-stucco of 168 Buddhist disciples walking with their hands clasped together in salutation. At both sides of the main chedi are two standing Buddha images called Attharot which are 12 metres high.

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  • Written Nov 24, 2009
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