Photographer's Note

A shot of the so-called "double buddha" at the Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, situated some 50 km north from Sukhothai.

"Sri Satchanalai Historical Park
Sri Satchanalai, some 50 kilometers north of Sukhothai, was the seat of the former capital's viceroys. It was always regarded as Sukhothai's twin-city. Major ruins within the 800 acre complex include :

Wat Chang Lom
The complex's Sri Lankan-style chedi is supported by 39 elephantine buttresses and contains niches for Buddha images.

Wat Nang Phya contains fine 16th century stucco decorations. It is noted for a 7 roomed ruined chapel and a laterite chedi in good condition.

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat is located ouside Sri Satchanalai City wall, some 3 kilometers to the south. It contains a laterite stupa with a square base measuring some 22 meters on each side.

Wat Chedi Chet Taeo
Just south of Wat Chang Lom, this temples contains seven rows of stupas. Some with lotus bud spires and some of which are believed to contain the ashes of Sri Satchanalai viceroys.

Ko Noi Thuring Kilns
Some 500 kilns occupy an area perhaps one kilometer square. The kilns were the major centre of Sukhothai's famous 14th and 15th century Sangkhalok pottery manufacturing. It was exported to Indonesia and the Philippines."

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Additional Photos by Yvonne Becker (smash2707) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 583 W: 86 N: 686] (3320)
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