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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  • October 5, 2017
    We almost cancelled the trip to Sukhothai due to limited time available but decided to make the 3-hour drive from Lampang to see it. AMAZING PLACE. Unlike any other ruins, temples or palaces you will ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    If you are located in the North cannot pass from Sukhothai (meaning "dawn of happiness") and not make a relaxing bike ride in the historical Park. The ancient city is something indescribable and marvelous. Sukhothai was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom, which enjoyed a golden age, he gives even the creation of the Thai alphabet. The temples and monuments of this great city have been restored and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Words are not enough, sights
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  • October 2, 2017
    Beautiful historic complex which we visited with a local Thai guide who was very helpful and very explanatory. He took all the time needed to answer questions and pointed to otherwise unseen or ignore...  more »
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  • August 1, 2017
    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.
  • September 7, 2017
    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!
  • July 31, 2017
    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.
  • May 12, 2017
    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.
  • September 1, 2017
    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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