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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
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located not far away from main entrance of historical park. many locals pay respect to this monument regularly

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located not far away from main entrance of historical park. many locals pay respect to this monument regularly

Thank platinumSingapore
Steilacoom, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice piece of art and historically interesting for those who care, but they should have built it just outside the Historical Park. It simply does not belong next to all the antiquities. The more they gussy the place up for tourists, the more they reduce their own atmospherics.

Thank Chuck B
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting the historical park then stop here a minute. Learn about this king from your books or guide and take out a 20 THB note. You will see the back of the note is actually representing this sculpture exactly! I was delighted to discover this with our cycling your guide Jib (Sukhothai by Bicycle tour).

Thank BananaLu
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Entering from the main entrance, the King Ram Khamhaeng Monument is located on the right side. At the supporting base, there are a few pieces of bas reliefs depicting the Thai life. A monument to honour the king.

Thank JoshShoeString
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The monument is located near the park entrance and is dedicated King Ram Khamhaeng who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The monument is located in the middle of a huge courtyard and consists of the Kings statue holding some documents on an elevated platform. Panels depicting the King in various situations are placed around the monument. There is... More 

Thank TAIN2013
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

King Ramkamhaeng ruled Sukothai between 1279 to 1298, he was not the founder of Sukothai, but is widely recorded as its greatest ruler. He is credited with inventing the Thai alphabet by adapting a Khmer script that was derived from the Devanagari written language. The monument made of bronze was erected in 1971, it is larger than life size and... More 

Thank Terry C
Washington state
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The statue was cast, as I recall, within the last 15 years. Nicely done, but no way is it ancient. Worth maybe 10 minutes. Don't plan your day around it.

Thank wr11
Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

King Ramkhamhaeng ruled fairly and with generosity to his people. It is less than described as monarch as father of the great Thai family. So could any citizen who had legitimate concerns, come to the palace and a bell specially furnished sounded to obtain an audience with the King. Ramkhamhaeng was very religious, and the people to follow his example,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is just a monument, with a statue of the King, and then a stone entailing the Thai Alphabet, which was also how the Thai Alphabet was born. It's not the original stone though, it's just a copy. You can stop here if visiting the Historic Park, as it would be good for a photo op and if you'd like... More 

Thank Faaze_90
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you learn Thai alphabet/Thai language, then you must know who is the creator for the beautiful language. King Ramkamheang is the most respect King in Thailand besides King Chulalongkorn and King Bhumibul Aduhyadej. The statue is located at the first junction after entering the Sukhothai Historical Park. Turn right to the statue while turn left to famous Wat Mahathat.... More 

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