Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng : Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng is a 13th century temple located near the Yom river in the central zone of the Si Satchanalai Historical Park. The temple is found on top of a hill surrounded by forest, overlooking part of the ancient town. A stairway of 144 steps made of laterite blocks leads to the top of the hill. The temple is mentioned in ancient chronicles.

According to these chronicles a hermit told a local chief that Khao Phanom Phloeng hill was to be used for fire ceremonies. It is this chronicle the temple derives its name from; Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng translates to “holy fire mountain temple”.

This temple located on the middle top of Srisatchanalai – the stairs was built with 114 layers of rocks – Chao Mae Laong Sumlee worship place –turnover bell style pagoda and Bid Buddha statue on the hill.

Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng
Location: Nong O, Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai 64190 Thailand

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