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Places to visit in Sukhothai

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What to see in Sukhothai

Sukhothai is THE number one destination for who wants to visit and discover Thailand history. Its Historical Park consists of remains of temples that are the pride of the thai Kingdom. We especially liked Wat Si Chum and its gigantic sitting Buddha.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Sukhothai or from Sukhothai. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Sukhothai

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Sukhothai Historical Park

อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์สุโขทัย
My opinion :
is one of the prides of the country. By feet or by bicycle (rentals at the entrance), you will discover the remains of the past of this city that dominated the thai kingdom for nearly two centuries. Decks, altars, bas-reliefs, chedis, columns and above all the great stone Buddhas, it is like a living postcard. Most temples are grouped in the park but one of them are a little outside. Wat Chum for instance that includes a massive sitting Buddha is highly recommended.
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Si Satchanalai Historical Park

อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ศรีสัชนาลัย
My opinion :
About sixty kilometers from Sukothai, in a little less designed nature, it houses the ruins of the same kind that the one in Sukhothai but less numerous.
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Wat Si Chum

วัดศรีชุม
My opinion :
and its huge stone sitting Buddha. This temple is not in the center of Sukhothai Historical Park and is therefore sometimes overlooked by visitors and they really miss something!
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Other visits suggestions in Sukhothai

  • Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary
    a true haven for elephants and tourists eager to discover them, you can sleep there.
  • The National Museum of Sawankhaworanayok
    38 km in the North of Sukhothai, the museum presents the art of different periods and sculptural potteries.
    Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 16:00 except during school holidays . For more information: 055 64 15 71.
  • Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
    With its collection of photographs taken during the restoration of the temple, it can be a good introduction to the visit of the historical park.

Tours in Sukhothai and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

sukhothai evening countryside sunset tour
Cycling Sukhothai

Sukhothai Evening Countryside Sunset Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Ride a bike in the countryside of Sukhothai, in the middle of rice fields, plantations, and small villages... and sit in front of a superb panorama to contemplate the sunset.

historical park sunset bicycle tour
Cycling Sukhothai

Historical Park Sunset Bicycle Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Visit Sukhothai Historical Park by bike in the afternoon and end up admiring the sunset over its magnificent monuments!

sukhothai half day countryside tour
Cycling Sukhothai

Sukhothai half day countryside Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Explore the country lanes and roads of Sukhothai countryside by bike. You will cross rice fields, plantations, villages, meet the locals...

Tours from Sukhothai

sri satchanalai historical park bicycle tour
Cycling Sukhothai

Sri Satchanalai Historical Park Bicycle Tour


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

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

James Bond Island

james bond island

the island shaped like a nail in the sea is called James Bond Island since its appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun.


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River Kwai Bridge

river kwai bridge

or Death Railway Bridge which reputation comes from the movie The Bridge over the Kwai River


View details about River Kwai Bridge

Sam Pan Nam Floating Market

sam pan nam floating market

this is certainly the most friendly and the busiest of the two floating markets in Hua Hin. It is located only 2 km after the first one


View details about Sam Pan Nam Floating Market

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

wat phra  si rattana mahathat

also known as Wat Yai, it is an important place of pilgrimage for the Thai. Its Chinnarat Buddha is one of the most revered in the country.


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