Art Essentials: Sukhothai Chedi


Lotus Bud Shape Chedi, Authentic Sukhothai

Bell Shape Chedi (Lankan Style)
Several chedi styles.
The ubiquitous are as following.

1. Lotus bud shape chedi 
(Phum Kao Bin) 
It is the authentic art of Sukhothai, not created in other era and kingdom. They are the main chedi at Wat Mahathat and Wat Thraphang Ngern.
2. Bell shape chedi 
(Lankan style)
It is inherited from Lanka (Sri Lanka). This style is seen at Wat Sa Si and Wat Chang Lom.
3. Prang
It is influenced by Ancient Khmer and India. The notable are the main prang of Wat Si Sawai and Wat Phra Phai Luang.


Khmer Style Prang
You can see all chedi styles in one stop at Wat Chedi Chet Taew, Si Satchanalai Historical Park, about 70km from Sukhothai Historical Park.

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