Places to Visit in Sukhothai, Thailand, Asia

Places to Visit in Sukhothai, Thailand, Asia

Sukhothai is a capital of Sukhothai province in Thailand divided into two parts, Old Sukhothai and New Sukhothai. Sukhothai covers an area of 6,596 Sq Kms and Old Sukhothai is 16 Kms away from the New Sukhothai city.

Sukhothai is bounded by Tak, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit, Uttaradit, Phrae, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, Phran Kratai and Is Satchanalai and it is situated at the distance of 430 Kms from Bangkok, capital city of Thailand and coordinates of Sukhothai are 17.0058° N, 99.8264° E.


History of Sukhothai:

Sukhothai was established in the year 1238 by Khmer Kingdom and Sukhothai means “Dawn of Happiness”, was the capital of Thai Empire for nearly 140 years. Sukhothai province is a historical city for Sukhothai Kingdom and several historical monuments were constructed in the province which is even today visited by thousands of tourists from around the world.


Tourism in Sukhothai:

Sukhothai is a historical city and there are several historical places to visit like ancient temples, monuments, palaces, museums, and tourists can visit Old Sukhothai where one can find historical ruins and one of the famed sites in Sukhothai is Sukhothai National Historical Park, where thousands of tourists gather throughout the year the best way to see the historical park is by hiring the bicycle.


Places to visit in Sukhothai:

Ramkhamhaeng National Park:

This national park is commonly known as Pa Kho Luang and covers total area of 341 Sq Kms and this national park is enclosed with flora and fauna bounded by mountains.


Phra Mae Ya Shrine:

This is one of the famed temples in Thailand and it is a sacred temple in the city devoted to Phra Mae Ya and it is believed that this temple was constructed during the Ramkhamhaeng Rule and visited by number of devotees throughout the year.


Other Places to visit in Sukhothai:

  • The Royal Palace
  • The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
  • The Ramkhamhaeng Monument
  • Wat Traphang Thong
  • Si Satchanalai historical park
  • Si Sachanalai National Park
  • Sangkhalok Museum
  • Sawankhaworanayok National Museum


Things to do in Sukhothai:

  • Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival
  • Songkran and Mueang Sawankhalok Festival
  • Khao Luang Winning Day
  • Visit the park at sunrise
  • Visit Fresh Market


Best Time to Visit Sukhothai:

Sukhothai is a historical city and tourists visit Sukhothai throughout the year and best time to visit Sukhothai is between the months of October to March.


How to Reach Sukhothai?

By Air:

Sukhothai is served by Sukhothai Airport, located at the distance of 33 Kms from center of the city and this airport operates domestic flight to Bangkok regularly.


By Train:

The nearest Railway Station to Sukhothai is Phitsanulok Railway Station located at the distance of 60 Kms from centre of the city and this railway line is well connected to Bangkok Station, from Phitsanulok railway station, tourists can board bus or hire taxi to reach Sukhothai.


By Road:

To get around the city there are several vehicles available in the city and major mode of transportation in the city are bus, car, shared taxi, minivan, tuk-tuk, motorcycle rickshaw and motorcycle.


Where to Stay in Sukhothai? 

Sukhothai is a historical city and there are several tourist places to visit in Sukhothai and hotels in Sukhothai will cost from $ 7 to $ 60 and above per night and provides all the amenities to the tourists. Some of the famed hotels in Sukhothai are listed below:

  • Sukhothai Treasure Resort & Spa
  • Ananda Museum Gallery
  • Ruean Thai Hotel
  • Lotus Village
  • Tharaburi Resort
  • Sukhothai Heritage Resort
  • Sila Resort Sukhothai
  • Le Charme Sukhothai Resort
  • Le Sukhothai Resort
  • Sukhothai Guest House
  • The Legendha Sukhothai Resort
  • Sukhothai Orchid Hotel

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