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All you need to know to visit Si Satchanalai

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ศรีสัชนาลัย
Northern Thailand
501 km from Bangkok
Province of Sukhothai
Thai prononciation : Si satchanalaï

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Practical guide to go and visit Si Satchanalai

Often neglected by foreigner touristes because little known and it is not that easy to get there by bus (except by following my tips below), Si Satchanalai Historical Park worths a visit ! About sixty kilometers from Sukhothai, a still wild nature houses temples of the Sukhothai period in a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Wat Chang Lom is the most famous and probably the most beautiful temple in the historical park. A bit rough, the climb of the stairs leading to Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng plunges you into the forest and depending on the season, thousands of storks make their home in the temple's neighboring trees. It is very pleasant to stroll by bicycle on the shady paths of the historical park and to visit every temple ruin. Some people would say that it is redundant if you have already visited the Sukhothai historical park but here the atmosphere is different and if you like the ''old stones'' as we say, you will certainly be happy to have spent a day of your trip in Thailand in Si Satchanalai. Do not miss the beautiful temple of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang 3-4 kilometers outside the boundaries of the historic park. One of my favorites places in Si Satchanalai.
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Accommodations in Si Satchanalai

There are not that many accommodations to sleep not far from Historical Park but there are some homestays, guesthouses and hotels on the road between the historical park and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Si Satchanalai.

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Practical information about Si Satchanalai

If don't have transportation, there are some Wintour buses that you can take at New Sukhothai bus terminal and will pass not far from Si Satchanalai Historical Park. They can drop you on the main road just before a street leading to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. There you will see a small grocery store where the owner also rents bicycles (50 THB per day). Leave early in the morning to have the time to visit the park and catch the last bus to go back to Sukhothai. Otherwise, there are some guesthouses between Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat temple but if you go in the morning, it is just a one day trip from Sukhothai. You can find the timetable for buses from Sukhothai to Si Satchanalai right here.

How to go to Si Satchanalai ?

Si Satchanalai is located sixty kilometers from Sukhothai. Some buses from Bangkok (Mochit Bus Terminal) to Chiang Mai go to Si Satchanalai Historiccal Park, you can take them directly from Bangkok or from Sukhothai Bus Terminal. Bus number 100 also goes from Bangkok to Si Stachanalai and stop by at Kampheng Phet.
If you are in Sukhothai, there are some Wintour buses that you can take at New Sukhothai bus terminal and will pass not far from Si Satchanalai Historical Park. They can drop you on the main road just before a street leading to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. There you will see a small grocery store where the owner also rents bicycles (50 THB per day). Leave early in the morning to have the time to visit the park and catch the last bus to go back to Sukhothai. Otherwise, there are some guesthouses between Si Satchanalai Historical Park and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat temple but if you go in the morning, it is just a one day trip from Sukhothai. You can find the timetable forbuses from Sukhothai to Si Satchanalai right here.

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My selection of tours & activities in Si Satchanalai

Sri Satchanalai Historical Park Bicycle Tour Si Satchanalai

Sri Satchanalai Historical Park Bicycle Tour

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Visit Si Satchanalai Historical Park from Sukhothai. It is a historic site from the same period, as interesting although much less visited.

Other places to see in Si Satchanalai

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang Si Satchanalai
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang
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5 km before the Historical Park. It is across the suspension bridge near which the bus from Sukhothai drops you off. Its impressive wihaan and its Buddhas are a good introduction to your day trip in Si Satchanalai

Weather & climate in Si Satchanalai

Si Satchanalai has a tropical savanna climate. The winters are dry and very hot. Temperatures rise until April, the hottest month with frequent temperature rises up to at 40 °C and higher. The rainy season runs from May to October with slightly cooler temperatures during the day, although the nights remain warm.

In Si Satchanalai, August and September are the rainiest months.

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When to go to Si Satchanalai ?

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How to ask in Thai to go to Si Satchanalai ?

I want to go to Si Satchanalai / Yak paï ti Si satchanalaï.
Where is Si Satchanalai ? / Si satchanalaï you ti naï ?
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