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Wat Mahathat (No.2) ,Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Mahathat : Reconstructed
The main chedi has the graceful shape of a lotus bud ,which characterizes the art of Sukhothai. Surrounded by 8 chedis ,the four at the corner belong to the Hariphunchai-Lanna style and the four in between have Phang-shaped chedis ,which were influenced by Khmer art.
The base of the main chedi is decorated with relief-stucco of 168 Buddhist disciples walking with their hands clasped together in saluration.
At both sides of the main chedi is situated with two standing Buddha images called Attharot ,12 meters in height.
There is huge bronze Buddha image or golden Buddha image in stone inscription No.1 enshrine in the royal vihara in front of the main chedi. This image was removed to Suthat temple in Bangkok by King Rama1 and it was later named Phra Si Sakkayamunin.
Sukhothai Historical Park ,Mueang district ,Sukhothai ,Thailand.Go to Destinations...
( December 5-6,2014 )
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