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Wat Chana Songkhram วัดชนะสงคราม , Sukhothai

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Wat Chana Songkhram, SukhothaiWat Chana Songkhram, Sukhothai (23 December, 2003)

Wat Chana Songkhram (GPS: 17.01863, 99.70373; Thai: วัดชนะสงคราม ) is the ruins of a Thai Buddhist temple in the Sukhothai Historical Park, in Sukhothai, Thailand. Its name Wat Chana Songkhram means "Temple of the Victory". This wat was formerly known as Wat Ratchaburana. It was most likely built in the 14th century.

The most distinctive feature of Wat Chana Songkhram is its elegant chedi, or stupa, which unlike other temple ruins in the historical park, has managed to preserve the entire height of its spire. The bell of the chedi is encircled with two bands of lotus petal done in stucco at the base. The spire comprises circular rings in gracefully diminishing sizes.

The viharn or assembly hall of Wat Chana Songkhram is no longer standing, but we can still see the foundation and rounded columns of the building on the east side of the main chedi, while the ubosot or ordination hall, also only the foundation still visible, on the west side.

Apart from the main stupa, there are also smaller chedis which sit on square pedestals with redented corners, and an opening facing the east. The chedi has a multi-tiered top comprising nine storeys ending in a five-tier spire.

Wat Chana Songkhram, SukhothaiView of the main chedi (left) and one of the smaller chedis (right) of Wat Chana Songkhram, Sukhothai (23 December, 2003)

Wat Chana Songkhram, SukhothaiView of the main chedi of Wat Chana Songkhram, with a broken chedi of Wat Mahathat to the left. (23 December, 2003)

Wat Chana Songkhram on Google Maps Street View

Wat Chana Songkhram, seen form the south. (Jan 2017)

Chedi of Wat Chana Songkhram, seen from the east.

Wat Chana Songkhram is on the map of Sukhothai

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