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Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai

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National Park Historic Site
Explore Thailand's ancient history at Sukhothai Historical Park, the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam and now a World Heritage Site. With well-preserved palace buildings, impressive Buddha figures, and evocative ruined temples, the park represents one of the major places to visit in Thailand. The large town's layout and structures, along with the nature that surrounds, make this an extremely photogenic place, as well as a historically rich one. Note that the attraction gets crowded at peak hours; you can zoom past the masses on a rented bicycle. Plan your Sukhothai Historical Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sukhothai using our Sukhothai vacation route planner.
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  • A really beautiful area with some well preserved ruins of historic towns close together. You have to pay to enter each of the 4 sections separately which costs around £2 each. It is slightly more to e...  more »
  • We visited in late May, so it was still pretty warm, although there had been heavy rain and much of surrounding Sukhothai was flooded. The park had remained largely dry as it is on a elevated plateau....  more »
  • The place is nice and you go there by truck just for 30 baths and rent a bike there. I visit Ayuttaya and the sukhothai but in my opinion was too much effort. First I took a night train from ayuttaya ...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to check out. You have to get a bike, it makes it a blast. The market has some pretty good deals, and at the first of the month there are fireworks! Sadly we didn't get to stay and watch. The traffic is thick outside the park, but once you get in it's really cool.
  • A beautiful UNESCO world heritage site. There is a huge amount to see, so definitely budget a day to see everything. The history at this site is incredible, although the signage is a bit limited, so it's worth reading up beforehand if you want a deeper insight into the area. If you're able to I strongly recommend visiting during sunset/ sun rise as you will get the chance to take some beautiful pictures.
  • A wonderful piece of history, including many beautifully preserved old buildings from the Sukhothai Kingdom. The central temple is a highlight and the statue of King Ramkhamhaeng is very much recommended. Tours are available and both motorcycle and push-bike rental are available in the area to help you cover the large distances involved. I heartily recommend setting aside at least 2 days to see everything properly, but bear in mind that there is a priced entry of around 200 baht for foreign tourists, which is roughly double that of Thai visitors.
  • One of the main attractions of Sukhothai. A good idea is to rent a bike, which makes the job of getting between sites a lot easier. It's also a convenient Moser of transport to get around town. It can get very hot in the sun, so bring lots of water.
  • So rich in history. Amazing to share the space with people who built 100s of years ago. Of course, much older than what we see in the US. Incredible.