Located 427 km north of Bangkok, Sukhothai, meaning the “dawn of happiness,” is a small city in lower northern Thailand, renowned for the ruins of the ancient city Sukhothai which was the Thai capital during the 13th century. Perceived as part of the ‘golden age’ of Thai civilisation, with religious art and architecture in classic of Thai styles, ‘muang kao’ (old city) of Sukhothai features about 70 sq km of ruins – one of the most visited of ancient Thai sites. Sukhothai Historical Park has numerous sites of historical interest and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Other interesting sights include Ramkhamhaeng National Museum and National Park, Sri Satchanalai National Park, The Royal Palace and Wat Mahathat.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sri Satchanalai National Park
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City Highlights of Sukhothai
In the late 13th/14th century, Sukhothai was the first capital city of the former Kingdom of Siam. Today it is a UNESCO protected historical park as it exemplifies the glory of original Siamese architecture and houses over 190 ruins related to the first Thai state. Discover the temple zone, especially the Wat Mathathat, the kingdom