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

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General Information about 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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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 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 ?

Must-visits in Si Satchanalai

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ศรีสัชนาลัย
My opinion :
deep in nature, it has several ruins of temples including Wat Chang Lom, which is better preserved here than the Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai. Take time to climb the steps to the top of the hill. Up there, you will be surrounded by trees and discover a sitting Buddha and the chedi of Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng. A very peaceful place...

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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