Wat Chana Songkhram, Sukhothai Province

North of Wat Mahathat and near the city pillar shrine, Wat Chana Songkhram was formerly known as Wat Ratcha burana. The main bell shaped chedi is of vast size and very imposing, the east are a vihara, an ordination hall and subordinate chedis surrounding the main structure. Topped by a structure of receding storeys (Vimanas), the subordinate chedi on the eastern flank of the main chedi is worth mentioning because of this structure, similar to Wat Chedi Chet Thaeo in Si Satchanalai. Presumably, this distinctive chedi was built later.
Situated to the north of Wat Mahathat is Wat Chana Songkhram. Its main sanctuary is round Singhalese-style chedi. In front of the chedi exists the base of a viharn and behind the former stands an ubosot. Bases of twelve small chedis are also visible. Near the Charot Withi Thong Road is a strange chedi having three bases, one on top of the other.





Wat Chana Songkhram, Sukhothai Province Click to see in large