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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

Sukhothai Historical Park Sukhothai

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.
Si Satchanalai Historical Park Sukhothai

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.
Wat Si Chum Sukhothai

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 but from who I only have tested one or two of their offers (I then indicate (ad) below the photo). Feel free to give me feedback on these services to ensure that they are good quality otherwise I may remove it from the list.

One Day Exploring Two World Heritage Sites, Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai Sukhothai
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Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Mae Klong Railway Market

Mae Klong Railway Market

Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.


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Wat Mongkhon Bophit

Wat Mongkhon Bophit

close to the Wat Phra Si Sanphet, it houses a huge bronze Buddha.


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Wat Pa Phu Kon

Wat Pa Phu Kon

This temple located 115 km from Udon Thani slowly became one of the must-visits in the province. It must be said that seen from the sky, it is really beautiful but by visiting it you will only see...


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Natural fish spas

Natural fish spas

There is a small stretch of river near Khanom, just before the province of Surat Thani, which is known for its small fishes that eat dead skin. You sit on a ban in the watercourse, dive your feet...


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