|Wat Chang Rop, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park|
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park:
The Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park contains the ruins of the ancient town of Kamphaeng Phet, an important town in the Sukhothai Kingdom. The park contains monuments built during the 13th to 17th centuries by the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya empires. Spread out over several sites on both sides of the Ping river are the remains of a great number of temples built during the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya era’s.
The Wat Chang Rop is a temple founded in the 15th or 16th century. It is located on top of a hill in the Aranyik area of Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, North West of the Wat Singha. Its name translates to “temple surrounded by elephants”.
The temple is known for its imposing chedi standing on a base surrounded by statues of elephants that seem to carry the chedi on their backs. Other structures on the grounds include a viharn standing on an elevated base, an ubosot and numerous subsidiary chedis.
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