Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Sukhothai attractions like Sukhothai Historical Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a must do for any visitor in Thailand. You simply can't visit Thailand and not see these ancient wonders.  more »
  • A cycling tour around the Historical park is worth it. You will be simply captivated by the greatness that lies in the many monuments, but also in the areas in between. Despite various eldreven vehicles there is a calmness and silence in the park that just to be enjoyed. Sit down and look out over the Lake, enjoying the birds and the silence, that's great. Be sure to set aside plenty of time for your visit.
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  • This is what you came for. A whole park full of the history of the first city of Thailand You need several hours here to really enjoy it and preferable with a Thai historian and not just any guide  more »
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  • Beautiful park with temples of an ancient kingdom. Definitely rent a bike just outside the entrance. With that you can explore the central part with ease as it quite large and are also flexible to go to the other sectors. Central part is closed for other traffic than foot or bike. So it's real peaceful inside and also take a moment to enjoy that while laying in the park.
  • The park is well sign posted and plenty of parking. There are various options regarding travelling around the park, you can walk hire a bicycle or take a bus tour. I recommend the bikes they are cheap and a nice.relaxing way to explore. As for the monuments they are well preserved and well worth a visit!
  • A beautiful historical park that need to be seen once in life. Ideal for couples, families and solo travelers. You can walk, cycle or get a tourist electric bus to visit the ruins. Is possible to visit the park in one day, they say you cannot miss the sunset here.
  • 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.
  • Best visit experience in Thailand so far. You can stay in the park for a whole day. Bring your book, music and hire a bike. Thanks for its isolated location, you may only encounter hundreds only visitors in the park. But Watch out the sunshine!!!!!

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Where to stay in Sukhothai

Sukhothai tourism has been growing for decades, meaning you can now find many places to stay around town, even on a budget. Most accommodations are in New Sukhothai, which lies 12 km (7.45 mi) from the historical park, but lacks many interesting sights of its own. However, good transport connections between the two cities make it easy to explore the historical city on a day trip. If you have a bit more in your budget, save yourself some traveling time by staying near the old city. Do your homework before you book, though--some of the older hotels have a reputation for being run-down and not particularly clean.
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