Wat Trapang Thong


Next to the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, this small, still-inhabited wát with fine stucco reliefs is reached by a footbridge across the large lotus-filled pond that surrounds it. This reservoir, allegedly the original site of Thailand’s Loi Krathong festival, supplies the Sukhothai community with most of its water.

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1. Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

0.11 MILES

Near the entrance to the central zone, this museum is a decent starting point for exploring the historical-park ruins. A replica of the famous…

2. Sukhothai Historical Park Central Zone

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This is the historical park’s main zone and home to what are arguably some of the park’s most impressive ruins. On Saturday night much of the central…

3. Sukhothai Historical Park


The Sukhothai Historical Park ruins are one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage sites. The park includes the remains of 21 historical sites and…

5. Wat Mai

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An Ayuthaya-style brick base surrounded by five small chedi is all that remains of this former Buddhist temple compound.

6. Wat Mahathat

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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…

8. Wat Si Sawai

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Just south of Wat Mahathat, this Buddhist shrine (dating from the 12th and 13th centuries) features three Khmer-style towers and a picturesque moat. It…