Sukhothai Historical Park

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Sukhothai Historical Park
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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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JU
London, UK21 contributions
Couples
A ticket gets you access for all the day. I’d recommend going as soon as it opens at 6:30 for peace and quiet (and cooler temperatures), then returning for sunset. Get a bike - it is a lovely place to cycle around. In our view, much nicer than Ayutthaya’s historical park! 100% recommend if on a trip through Thailand.
Written July 10, 2022
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jrapeter
Bude, UK769 contributions
Couples
Fantastic ancient city with some very well preserved ruins, Chedi and Buddhas.

It's a very large site but we hired cycles by the gates (30baht each=75p) and had the most chilled out serene day of cycling around. Inside the main site there is no traffic and so it's lovely and in the surrounding area there's very little traffic. We arrived at about 8.30 to 9am and to be honest for the first hour all our photos were empty of other tourists and after that you just had to be patient to get a shot without anyone in it

We cycled around Ayutthaya the day before but that is a lot busier and we found this to be a perfect day trip.

Don't miss this fantastic place (100 bahts pp plus 10 bahts for the cycle! £5.50 for two)

I could fill pages with the photos I took.
Written February 1, 2020
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jelinicivana
London, UK56 contributions
This historical park is absolutely enormous! There are so many spectacular temples! There is, however, not a lot of information about each and every temple, especially the more remote ones, so be sure to either take a guide or have a guidebook with you (or both!) because there are many interesting facts about temples in the complex.

I recommend renting bikes (opposite the main entrance, there is a bike rental place. Check the bike before you take it on!) and exploring the main site, as well as the adjacent ones. Do bring suncream, lots of water & dress modestly and lightly, as there is little shade and the sun can be very strong. There are places outside the temple complex to get some food, but be sure to bring snacks if you're out and about all day long.

You can visit the main site in a day, but I recommend staying at least 2 days and visit the museum as well. Try going into the main temple site at sunset, it is extraordinary!
Written April 23, 2020
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iluvhunni
Singapore, Singapore183 contributions
Went around 4pm to 6pm via bike.

The entrance fee is 100 Baht/pax and additional 10 Baht/bicycle.

Because we went in December, the sun set pretty early at 6pm so lucky us manage to catch the sunset at this beautiful historical park.

The park is really huge so I would recommend to cycle around instead of walking so you can cover more sites.

Also, there was a small night market when we were there on Sunday. Bought a cup of freshly squeezed thai orange juice to quench our thirst and watch the sunset - lovely experience.

Also, we noticed there is a floral scent in the air when we cycle around the park. Not sure which tree/flower was emitting such a fragrance but we loved it!
Written January 2, 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada4,109 contributions
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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Zingle
Chiang Mai, Thailand225 contributions
The ancient city of Sukhothai is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of Thailand. It's divided into 3 zones, and you have to buy a ticket for each one, plus extra for the museum. You can rent a bicycle to get around, or hire a tuk-tuk and driver. It can get very hot, so it's best to get there as early as possible...there's a shuttle bus available from New Sukhothai.
Written February 5, 2020
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Jordan Mitchelle
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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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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,076 contributions
The park is amazing, is beautiful and is unique! At the time of our visit there were almost no other visitors and the stroll in the park was like a walk back in time, when Sukhotai was the capital of the great Siamese Empire and the thought of how the place must have been like back then was overwhelming...
The beauty of the ruins, the quietness of the park, the stillness of the lake water and the beautiful weather, they all made for a wonderful and memorable experience. It is a place not to be missed.
Written June 7, 2022
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318182guy
Toulouse, France45 contributions
We greatly recommend staying inside the park proper, but as far away from the "downtown" of the park as well, once you get there. It was very easy to take a cab from Phitsanulok and for an extra surcharge of €12 we got a daily driver to pick us up in the park one morning at 8h directly to continue our journey. If you love ruins, this park and (for the even more obsessed) Si Satchanalai after are highly recommended.
Written March 6, 2020
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ampijit
Sam Phran, Thailand2 contributions
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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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