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Top 7 attractions to explore in Sukhothai

Sukhothai province was once the kingdom and the first capital of Thailand founded by King Ramkhamhaeng. The province's temples and monuments have been well restored and Sukhothai Historical Park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Attractions in Sukhothai

Ramkhamhaeng National ParkNa Choeng Khiri, Khiri Mat District, Sukhothai 64160, Thailand

The park is also known as Khao Luang by local people. It covers an area of about 341 square kilometers. Ramkhamhaeng National Park is home to Khao Luang mountain range, Sai Rung Waterfall, a herbal garden, and the savannah located in the high country of the Khao Luang range.

Sangkhalok Museum60/6 Singhawat Rd, Tambon Pak Khwae, Amphoe Mueang Sukhothai, Chang Wat Sukhothai 64000, Thailand

The museum displays the collection of Sangkhalok and ceramic wares produced in the ancient Lanna Kingdom.

Saritphong DamMueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand

The Saritphong Dam was built in the 14th century and had the function of restoring the main water reservoir to the drinking water supply of the capital of the ancient kingdom Sukhothai.

Si Satchanalai Historical ParkSi Satchanalai District, Sukhothai 64130, Thailand

Si Satchanalai Historical Park is a beautiful and peaceful historical place to visit. It is very similar to Sukhothai Historical Park. Si Satchanalai was built as a satellite city from Sukothai because of its strategic location.

Sukhothai Historical ParkMueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand

Sukhothai Historical Park covers an area of about 70sqkm and contains more than 190 historical ruins. Sukhothai means literally translated “Dawn of Happiness”. In 1238, the city was founded from an ancient Khmer settlement. For 140 years, it was the capital of the first independent kingdom Sukhothai.

Wat Khao Phanom PhloengNong O, Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai 64190, Thailand

The Wat Khao Phanom Phloeng is a 13th-century temple located near the Yom River in Si Satchanalai Historical Park. The temple is found on top of a hill surrounded by forest, overlooking part of the ancient town.

Wat Pa MamuangMueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand

Situated in the west of Sukhothai province, this temple was mentioned in several stone inscriptions of the Sukhothai period. Now the remains of buildings in the temple include the ordination hall and chedi.

Map of attractions in Sukhothai