Wat Chedi Jet Taew
|Native Name||วัดเจดีย์เจ็ดแถว, វត្តចេតិយជេតតាវ|
|Alternative name||Chedi Chet Thaeo, Wat Chedi Chet Taew,|
|Founded||Late 12th - Early 13th Century (?)|
|Builder||Jayavarman VII, Indravarman II|
|Art Style||Bayon, Post Angkor S|
With a central location within the city walls, Wat Chedi Jet Taew is today the largest and most impressive of Si Satchanalai's sites. Surrounded by lawns, set among mature trees and even possessing a few 'crowd-pleasing' giant fig tree roots the temple is also certainly the historical park's most attractive and photogenic for the casual visitor.
The sprawling shrine as seen today, (its name translates as the temple of the 7 rows of chedis), is generally assigned a mid-14th-century date and was commissioned by the celebrated monarch King Lithai. The impressive array of brick chedis and stucco-clad shrines surround the largest chedi and adjacent hall with the totality of the site enclosed by a rectangular laterite wall. The temple is aligned northwest-southeast with the main entrance facing the southeast.
As usual, at Si Satchanalai the issue is determining what, if anything, was in situ prior to Lithai's makeover although with its key central location it would be very surprising if older structures didn't underlie the current temple. Whilst not conclusive, Thai Fine Arts Department surveys seem to indicate the presence of late 12th-early 13th-century vestiges on the site so some form of Bayon-period structure is probable if, as yet, unconfirmed.
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- Si Satchanalai Monument 26
- Si Satchanalai South Monument 10
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- Wat Chedi Jet Taew
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- Wat Look Kaew
- Wat Na Praeng
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- Wat Pha Kham
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