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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  • A beautiful interesting facility by bike or, like us, explore with the tuk tuk. Since on foot impossible. You don't even want to look at everything for a day. We were not 2 hrs there..
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  • I can't express how much I loved this place. Its so relaxing to wonder around by bike, under the tree shades. There was a night market when we went that had good food and was a fun experience with a m...  more »
  • Really 5 star historical park in very high quality. Comfortable for walking, a lot of trees, and seating benches. Not so many tourists. We really enjoyed it. We spent there more than 3 hours. Sometime...  more »
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  • Got here through Gate One Travel. It was 10 baht to bring a bicycle into the park to ride around. It was 30 baht (about a US dollar) to rent the bike to ride in the park, very reasonable. My son and I rode bikes while the rest of our family rode in the tram with the tour guide (TIM). She was very good and very knowledgeable. My family really liked her. We rode the entire park where there were remnants of statues of Buddha and temple kiosks. It was very interesting. The area was very well kept and laid out over a lot of ground. Many photo ops here. Riding the bikes gave us the freedom to go anywhere at our own leisure. There is a pretty large market with souvenier shops with lots of items. There were massage shops too.
  • It is one of the must see in Thailand a bit less touristic but really a great location. It is a big park with ruins scattered around, we have rented bikes and cycled for two hours across it. There are some more interesting places north, west and south from the main park you can either cycle or drive there.
  • Well-organized park with all the ruins. They separated the park into 3 areas and ask you to pay 100b for each area. It'll be fine if they use the fees to maintain the ruins. Everything was elegant, beautiful, and peaceful. Totally worth going.
  • Loved this place! Definitely my number one highlight from my visit to Thailand. We hired bikes and cycled round to different parts of the park. It was such a lovely and peaceful day.
  • I know, the amount of ruins and temples that you see over your trip to SE Asia might be overwhelming but in my opinion one full day visit in Sukhothai is still well worth it. There are 3 zones with separate tickets - 100B each + 10 for motorbike or bicycle. The most interesting is the central zone. The ones outside city walls are nice too but the price is too high for what you see. Best to visit early morning or evening- it gets less crowded and much more peaceful.
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