Wat Si Sawai

   
Sukhothai
(4)
Start : $0.00
Recommended duration : 0 hr 30 min

Opening Hours

- Open Daily : 08.00 - 18.00.


Description

- Wat Si Sawai or Si Sawai Temple is one of the oldest temples in Sukhothai.

- The temple was founded in the late-12th or early-13th century as a Hindu Shrine for Vishnu and the place for the Thiruppavai ceremony before the liberation from Lawo and foundation of Sukhothai Kingdom.

- The temple has three well-preserved laterite prangs, representing the Hindu trinity, enclosed by a double rampart and a moat. The lower parts of prangs are apparently Khmer, while the upper have been expanded or renovated by Thais in brick and stucco. 

- The central prang is held in Lawo or Hindu-style. Each prang contains a cella, possibly a podium for lingam and crypt.

- There are few remaining stucco works on the top of central prang. Later around the 14th century the temple was adapted to the needs of the Buddhist faith: vihara were added to the south of the central prang. Numerous Chinese porcelains and Hindu god statues had been found in the area. One of artifacts is the Shiva statue discovered by Vajiravudh in 1907.

Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhothai_Historical_Park#Wat_Si_Sawai


Maps

Wat Si Sawai
Sukhothai
(4)
   
Recommended duration : 30 min
Start : $ 0.00
Opening Hours

- Open Daily : 08.00 - 18.00.

Description

- Wat Si Sawai or Si Sawai Temple is one of the oldest temples in Sukhothai.

- The temple was founded in the late-12th or early-13th century as a Hindu Shrine for Vishnu and the place for the Thiruppavai ceremony before the liberation from Lawo and foundation of Sukhothai Kingdom.

- The temple has three well-preserved laterite prangs, representing the Hindu trinity, enclosed by a double rampart and a moat. The lower parts of prangs are apparently Khmer, while the upper have been expanded or renovated by Thais in brick and stucco. 

- The central prang is held in Lawo or Hindu-style. Each prang contains a cella, possibly a podium for lingam and crypt.

- There are few remaining stucco works on the top of central prang. Later around the 14th century the temple was adapted to the needs of the Buddhist faith: vihara were added to the south of the central prang. Numerous Chinese porcelains and Hindu god statues had been found in the area. One of artifacts is the Shiva statue discovered by Vajiravudh in 1907.

Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhothai_Historical_Park#Wat_Si_Sawai

Maps