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Sawankhalok is a district in the northern part of Sukhothai Province, in the lower north of Thailand.GeographyNeighboring districts are Si Samrong, Thung Saliam, Si Satchanalai, Si Nakhon of Sukhothai Province, Phichai of Uttaradit Province and Phrom Phiram of Phitsanulok Province.HistoryThe district was originally the capital district of Sawankhalok province, which in 1932 was merged with Sukhothai province. The new province was at first named Sawankhalok, but in 1939 was renamed to Sukhothai and its capital district moved to Sukhothai district.In 1917, the district was renamed from Mueang (เมือง) to Wang Mai Khon (วังไม้ขอน). 1938 it was named Mueang Sawankhalok (เมืองสวรรคโลก), which was changed to only Sawankhalok in 1939 following the province rename.CeramicsThe area is well known for its Thai ceramics of the same name, which flourished in the 14th century – 16th century CE.AdministrationThe district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts, which are further subdivided into 143 villages . Suwankhalok is a town and covers the whole tambon Mueang Suwankhalok. There are further 13 Tambon administrative organizations .Sawankhalok is in Sukhothai Province. Whether you only want to go to Sawankhalok, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Thailand trip planner.
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