Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
A good starting point for exploring the historical park ruins is this museum. A replica of the famous Ramkhamhaeng inscription, said to...
Wat Sa Si
Also known as 'Sacred Pond Monastery', Wat Sa Si sits on an island west of the bronze monument of King Ramkhamhaeng (the third Sukhothai...
Wat Si Sawai
Just south of Wat Mahathat, this Buddhist shrine (dating from the 12th and 13th centuries) features three Khmer-style towers and a...
If you're staying in the old city or are an early riser, come here for breakfast; the coffee is strong and the bread is fresh.
Wat Mahathat information
Completed in the 13th century, the largest wát in Sukhothai is surrounded by brick walls (206m long and 200m wide) and a moat that is believed to represent the outer wall of the universe and the cosmic ocean.
The chedi spires feature the famous lotus-bud motif, and some of the original stately Buddha figures still sit among the ruined columns of the old wí·hăhn (sanctuary). There are 198 chedi within the monastery walls – a lot to explore in what is believed to be the former spiritual and administrative centre of the old capital.