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Sukhothai Historical Park Destination : Sukhothai Category : History & Culture

Hello everybody! The first place is very well-known Sukhothai Historical Park which has been established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2537. When entering to the old city, you will see the tops of pagodas which are gorgeous and the holy temple. The city wall is located at Tambol Muang Kao. The wall, which is in a square shape, is 3-storey soil wall. There are 4 entrances ; North side is called “Sarn Luang”, South is called “Na Mo”, West is called “Kampang Hak” and East is called “Or”. In a radius of 5 km outside the city walls, there remains of about 70 buildings in Buddhism and Brahmanism. You can also visit these historic sites:



- Ancient remains inside the city walls: Royal Statue of King Ramkhamhaeng The Great, Sukhothai city walls, Wat Mahathat, Wat Chanasongkram, former Royal palace in Sukhothai Kingdom, Wat Trapan-ngern, Wat Sasee, Wat Seesawai and Ta Pa Daeng shrine at Ramkhamhaeng National Museum


- Ancient remains outside the northern city walls: Sukhothai Historical Park Tourist Information Centre, Sukhothai Archaeological parks (ancient kiln in Sukothai) and Wat Pra Pai Luang


- Ancient remains outside the western city walls: Wat Chang Rob, Sareedpong Dam


- Ancient remains outside the southern city walls: Wat Chetupon, Wat Chedi Si Hong and Wat Sapan Hin


- Ancient remains outside the eastern city walls: Wat Chang Lome and Wat Tra Pang Thong Lang



To get to the park from the city of Sukhothai, visitors can ride the city bus (minibus) at parking area near the police booth far from the bridge over the Yom river to the west about 200 meters. The bus is leaving every 20 minutes from 6:00 to 18:00.


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  How to get there

Sukhothai is easily reached from Phitsanulok, Tak or Kamphaeng Phet. Buses to/from Phitsanulok (ordinary/2nd class air-con/1st class 30/42/54B, one hour), leave every half hour or so. Buses to Tak (ordinary/2nd class air-con/1st class 40/56/72B, 1½ hours) and Kamphaeng (ordinary/2nd class air-con/1st class 39/55/70B, 1½ hours) leave every 40 minutes.

Departures to Bangkok (2nd class air-con/1st class/VIP 273/349/407B, six to seven hours) leave half-hourly from 7am to 11pm.

Buses to and from Chiang Mai (ordinary/2nd class air-con 167/234B, 5½ hours) via Tak are frequent from 7pm to 2am.

Four air-con buses leave daily for Chiang Rai (ordinary/2nd class air-con 186/260B, nine hours). The 9am one is a good choice for Sawankhalok. Otherwise buses to Sawankhalok (40B, 45 minutes) and Si Satchanalai (38B, one hour) leave every hour from around 6am to 6pm.

Other destinations include Khon Kaen (ordinary/2nd class air-con/1st class 179/251/322B, 6½ hours), Phrae (ordinary/2nd class air-con 83/116B, three hours, four times daily), Lampang (2nd class air-con 162B, four hours) and Nan (ordinary/2nd class air-con/1st class 132/185/238B, four hours). There are also eight 12-seat minivans to Mae Sot (125B, three hours) between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

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  Written by : oat11 oat12 19-11-2014
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