Attractions

Historic Site in Sukhothai

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 four large ponds within the old walls, with an additional 70 s…
Historic Site in Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park Western Zone

The western zone, at its furthest extent 2km west of the old city walls, is the most expansive. In addition to Wat Saphan Hin, several mostly featureless ruins can be found. A bicycle or motorcycle is necessary to e…
Historic Site in Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park Central Zone

This is the historical park’s main zone and is home to what are arguably some of the park’s most impressive ruins. On Saturday night much of the central zone is illuminated and remains open until 9pm.
Historic Site in Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park Northern Zone

The northern zone of Sukhothai Historical Park, 500m north of the old city walls, is easily reached by bicycle.
Museum in Sukhothai

Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

Near the entrance of the Central Zone, this museum is a decent starting point for exploring the historical park ruins is this museum. A replica of the famous Ramkhamhaeng inscription, said to be the earliest example…
Museum in Sukhothai

Sangkhalok Museum

This small but comprehensive museum is an excellent introduction to ancient Sukhothai’s most famous product and export, its ceramics. The ground floor displays an impressive collection of original Thai pottery found…
Buddhist Temple in Sukhothai

Wat Saphan Hin

Located on the crest of a hill that rises about 200m above the plain, the name of the wát, which means ‘stone bridge’, is a reference to the slate path and staircase that leads up to the temple, which are still in p…
Buddhist Temple in Sukhothai

Wat Mahathat

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.
Buddhist Temple in Sukhothai

Wat Si Chum

This wát is northwest of the old city and contains an impressive mon·dòp with a 15m, brick-and-stucco seated Buddha. This Buddha’s elegant, tapered fingers are much photographed. Archaeologists theorise that this im…
Buddhist Temple in Sukhothai

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, the original site o…