Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai

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Explore Thailand's ancient history at Sukhothai Historical Park, the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam and now a World Heritage Site. With well-preserved palace buildings, impressive Buddha figures, and evocative ruined temples, the park represents one of the major places to visit in Thailand. The large town's layout and structures, along with the nature that surrounds, make this an extremely photogenic place, as well as a historically rich one. Note that the attraction gets crowded at peak hours; you can zoom past the masses on a rented bicycle. Using our custom trip planner, Sukhothai attractions like Sukhothai Historical Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visit this wonder because it's an exciting place. You will walk in the history, and you can see what remains of the grandeur of these places, destroyed by fire during the infamous war with Burma. Exciting. Council visit by bike G&G
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  • Visit the ancient ruins of the Royal Palace, then enjoy the other 21 temples to find out a really strong spiritual energy that You can from any Buddha statue present here. Unforgettable the Wat Si Chu...  more »
  • We are in Palenque, Mexico, and that feeling came back. Walk around in the decayed grandeur of centuries ago, how beautiful is that. Good, perhaps sometimes something to, good information, still working on excavations and don't forget Wat Si Chum. Recommended!!
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  • Interesting ruins in a very well-maintained park. Bike rentals available near the entrance. Best way to see the park. The one near the main road is much better quality than the one by the ticket office.
  • Wonderful! Tough to really pick between Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, but with the sprawling lawns, plentiful trees, flowers and reflecting pools, Sukhothai is a lovely place to spend a couple of days. Try and plan your visit for a Friday-Saturday as I feel the timing is perfect. Arrive to the park sometime late morning to early afternoon on Friday and explore the main historical park (Zone 1, I believe) on foot; you will practically have the place to yourself. Then on Saturday rent a bike and explored Zones 2&3. The park is free Saturday, so it is far busier with lots of tour buses, but the crowds don’t make it out beyond Zone 1. Then return to the main park for sunset to enjoy local food at the market and see the temples lit up (they only do so on Saturday nights).
  • Beautiful ruins and so many of them! Rent a bicycle so its not too hot and you can cover much more ground. And start early! A great place for a picnic! (but please remove your trash.)
  • One of the best city to do some sight seeing here. Ether by bike or walking. Fee do apply if you want see the temple. Best to stop by the market for some breakfast before you hit the temple.
  • Quite pricey(100thb for every sections. There are four sections). But wonderful and rich in culture. As someone who is not really culture seeing the central part and taking a bike ride in the surroundings was enough and very enjoyable
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