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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…
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Jayhae

You haven’t been to Sukhothai if you haven’t tried the noodles at Jayhae, an extremely popular restaurant that serves Sukhothai-style noodles, pàt tai and tasty coffee drinks. Located about 1.3km west of Mae Nam Yom…
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 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.
Historic Site 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 lead up to the temple, which are still in pl…
Historic Site 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.
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 …
Historic Site 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 ima…
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Tapui

Consisting of little more than a brick floor with a tin roof over it, Tapui claims to be the first shop in Sukhothai to have sold the city’s namesake dish, gŏo·ay đĕe·o sù·kŏh·tai (Sukhothai-style noodles). Located …