Sukhothai Historical Park

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Sukhothai Historical Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Parks
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The park comprises the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates, walls, moats and the water dyke control system of ancient Sukhothai, the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom from the 14th century.
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ampijit
Sam Phran, Thailand1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Sukhothai Historical Science Park is one of the most unique and beautiful ancient cities of Sukhothai people located in the heart of Sukhothai. Surrounded by walls and moats, it is a unique identity of Sukhothai art. If going during the day, the weather will be a little hot. But in the night part, there will be a walking market with a good atmosphere.
Written January 11, 2022
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Rweannara
Khartoum, Sudan146 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Sukhothai Historical Park is preparing for upcoming LoiKrathong which falls on Friday, 19 November 2021.

Recently Thai government has eased traveling for both locals and foreigners since 01 November 2021.

This is the first main Thai cultural event. The local authority is being prepared for the event to welcome tourists.
Written November 17, 2021
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Joe M
Bangkok, Thailand250 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited this park twice this year. First time was for the King Ramkhamaheng festival and the second time was for Loi Kratong. This meant there were markets and a real festival atmosphere and returning at night had shows and fireworks over the ruins.
The park is quite large and great to explore on a bike during the day. It was a great spot on sunset too.
Written January 6, 2021
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Silva K
Bangkok, Thailand129 contributions
Dec 2020
Beautiful experience we had here. You can hire a Tuk Tuk to show you around for Thb200.00 and the only comment or a reminder I have is, I am a foreigner working in Thailand for over 25 years and a tax payer . Yet the charges were different from locals, with Covid 19 I guess it’s about time some respect is give by charging the same.
My review is for the local historical park management to reconsider this, we will appreciate this as we spent quite a bit at the hotel and local restaurants.
Somehow the locals only pay Thb20.00. If it’s your policy that’s fine, we paid though i showed my drivers license and tax ID.
It’s a must visit place . Maintain the park as you are, historical sites are heritages
Written December 19, 2020
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Bonnie Z
Bangkok, Thailand137 contributions
Nov 2020
We went to Si Satchanalai Historical Park the day after this and both were just stunning. So fortunate to be able to ride bicycles around these beautiful ruins with hardly any other tourists. Our photos are postcard perfect. Terrible for the Thai economy but wonderful for us. People were lovely to us too.
Written November 27, 2020
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Rajesh Sokhal
Bangkok, Thailand194 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Massive, Historical, Beautiful, well kept, Organised and can cycle inside

Very well spread with Amazing green cover and local food stalls.
Written October 14, 2020
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Michael B
Krabi Province, Thailand77 contributions
Sep 2020
1st off, be aware that Sukothai Historical Park charges foreigners 5 times More than Thais. Even Expats that bring their Thai families and have lived in Thailand for 25 years have to pay FIVE TIMES MORE than ethnic Thais. And while the price of entry is relatively cheap, the principle of double pricing leaves a bad taste.
The Park itself is lovely although before it was mostly bicyclists on the grounds. Now they are renting cars to people . Other vehicles I saw were tuk tuks , trams and even a green & white taxi .
The Park itself is gorgeous and well maintained. One really feels the History from a different era .
For the best photo ops without crowds, go early - although with Covid, the crowds have disappeared.
I would skip Wat Chuum. It is Outside of the Park and your Park Entry fee does not cover admission. Entry is the SAME price as the Park but there is only ONE statue to see. That's it - ONE. ( Again - foreigners pay 5 times more for admission).
Written September 10, 2020
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Jordan Mitchelle
11 contributions
Aug 2020
If you like ruins, you will like this place. I had wanted to go for years and finally made the trip this month. The ruins are nice and well preserved.

It would have been nice to get more history on the place, but the brochure and museum didn't really provide great information.

If you want to compare it to other ruins in SE Asia, I would say Angkor Wat is much better, as is Ayutthaya. If you're in SE Asia and have limited time, I'd visit one of those places instead.

Would have given this place 4 stars overall, but knocking 2 off because of the racist pricing. If you are white, black or any race that isn't Asian, you will be charged a price 5x higher.
Written August 26, 2020
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Tyla75
London, UK151 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
What beautiful remains. All remaining temples are clearly described, the cycle paths mostly smooth. Pack a bottle of water as there is no cafe on site although there are small stall holders parked up against the fence from whom you can purchase a drink. Mind you it will come in a lot of plastic packaging. If you don’t feel like cycling, you can hire a tuktuk.

Head to Wat Maha That for the ultimate sunset shot.
Written July 27, 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada3,896 contributions
Jan 2020
We were here as part of a group tour of about 18 people. Included in our tour was a morning tour of the Sukhothai Historical Park by Bike. Another girl and myself were debating walking it and I am glad we did not. This place is HUGE! You need a bike. We started our tour around 8:30am which was the prefect time. We did not see many tourists and it wasn't overly hot yet. It cost 100Baht (about $4.25cad) per adult. Most guesthouse have bikes to rent or you can rent them right across the street from the entrance. You can also hire a driver and electric buggy. The riding roads are big enough for vehicle but mostly only maintenance vehicles in the park. So lots of room to ride. They park is very well maintained. Even people trying to clean up the natural ponds. It was a great morning full of mesmerizing history.

The city's walls form a 2km by 1.6km rectangle. There are 193 ruins spread out over 70km of land. There is a gate in the centre of each wall. Inside are the remains of the royal palace and twenty-six temples, Buddha & Hinduism monuments & statues. Wat Mahathat is the largest most impressive one.

This historic city was a Thai Capital in the 13th & 14th centuries. In 1991 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Written June 5, 2020
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