Sukhothai Travel Guide - Sukhothai Historical Park
A beautiful photo of Buddha statue in Sukhothai Historical Park – Sukhothai Travel Guide

Introduction to Sukhothai Travel Guide

Sukhothai is Thai for “Dawn of Happiness.” Sukhothai is located in Northern Thailand’s Yom River Valley. Nearby provinces include Phrae, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, and Lampang.

Sukhothai was the first capital city of Siam, constructed in the 13th century by the renowned King Ramkhamhaeng. The Sukhothai Kingdom merged with the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1438. The province was formerly known as Sawankhalok, but it was renamed Sukhothai in 1939.

The Sukhothai Historical Park, constructed by King Ramkhamhaeng, is the most well-known landmark in Sukhothai. The temples and monuments of the province have been carefully preserved. Sukhothai Historical Park has also been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sukhothai has done a remarkable job of conserving and restoring the ancient city remains, which are scattered around Sukhothai Historical Park.

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Credit: Cycling Sukhothai. A 4k Cinematic Travel Movie. by Edge of the Map

How to get to Sukhothai

Map of Sukhothai Province

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Top Attractions in Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park - Buddha

Sukhothai Historical Park

The UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the ruins of the Sukhothai Kingdom’s capital.

Wat Traphang Thong

Wat Traphang Thong

An ancient temple with a beautiful stupa and a charming wooden bridge.

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient Buddha statues, palace buildings, and ruined temples.

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External Resources

Sukhothai Travel Guide - Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park – Sukhothai Travel Guide

Summary of Sukhothai Travel Guide

In summary, Sukhothai is rich in historical sites that show the beautiful architectures of the ancient capital. Visitors who have already visited Ayutthaya and enjoyed it are encouraged to visit Sukhothai to see its predecessor. Sukhothai is highly recommended for those seeking for a fascinating glimpse into Thailand’s early history. Still can’t decide? Please do not hesitate to visit any of Thailand’s other well-known provinces:

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