Sukhothai Overview

Sukhothai is a small city (population 35,713) in Lower Northern Thailand, most famous for the ruins of the ancient city Sukhothai. The name translates as “the dawn of happiness”. The province is located on the lower edge of the northern region, 427 kilometres north of Bangkok, and covers some 6,596 square kilometres. The city is a popular tourist destination because it is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai, which was the Thai capital during the 13th Century C.E. The historical Sukhothai was the first capital of Siam founded by King Ramkhamhaeng. The province’s temples and monuments have been restored and Sukhothai Historical Park is an area with numerous sites of historical interest which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other interesting places include Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Ramkhamhaeng National Park, Sri Satchanalai National Park, The Royal Palace and Wat Mahathat.

Get In

  • By plane to Sukhothai Airport (THS)
  • By train
  • By bus

Get around

  • By songthaews
  • By tuk tuk
  • By bicycle

See & Do

  • Visit Sukhothai Historical Park at sunrise
  • Pay a visit to the ruins at Sri Satchanalai
  • Walk around the fresh market in new Sokhothai
  • Boon Loot’s Elephant Sanctuary
  • Sukhothai Historical Park
  • Sukhothai Saturday Night Market
  • Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
  • Buddhist temples: Wat Saphan Hin, Wat Mahathat
  • Wat Sra Si Temple
  • Riding an ox-drawn cart from Wat Phra Pai to Wat Sri Chum
  • Wat Traphang Ngoen
  • Si Satchanalai National Park

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