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Si Satchanalai Historical Park

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Address: Sukhothai, Thailand
Phone Number: 055679211
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Located on the banks of the Yom River, the ruins of this ancient town that...

Located on the banks of the Yom River, the ruins of this ancient town that was formerly called “Muang Chaliang” contains more than 134 monuments from the past.

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I loved this place- the history, the peaceful surrounds, the information provided so you could really picture what the ruins once were in their heyday. You could easily spend a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cairns, Qld

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are a bit of UNESCO freaks so we made the day trip out this section of the park. Rented bicycles and did a tour of the park. If you have already spent a couple of days at the main park this might be overkill for you. We wanted to see a less visited part of the... More 

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Cairns, Qld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this place- the history, the peaceful surrounds, the information provided so you could really picture what the ruins once were in their heyday. You could easily spend a whole day here but we only had a couple of hours so packed in as much as we could within walking distance of the main complex. Even the ride out... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Siem Reap and loved the ruins but this place is smaller and just stunning. Si Satchanalai was to be the one place I wanted to see this holidays and it didn't disappoint. There was something new around every corner. Absolutely loved it. Definitely the highlight of our trip. The locals are so nice too. Would recommend

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Thank FabelAngel
Bangkok, Thailand
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435 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully manicured park with excellently preserved monuments. A pleasure to stroll around and enjoy the sights with surprisingly few tourists

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Thank Rudi M
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Temples and ruins like Sukhothai but in a forest like setting. Very nice to ride around on bicycle. And it is way less crowded.

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Thank Peter188575
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our visit to Sukhothai, we visited Si Satchanalai and what a difference. It was much quieter and more peaceful than it's more famous relative. In July, it is very hot so be sure to bring plenty of water. Our visit was in the morning and there were very few other people. Great for photos and just viewing the site.

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Thank Andy M
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This place is awesome and for me beats not only Ayutthaya but also Angkor ! The site at Ayutthaya is fairly compact , at Angkor not much is left standing , and both places are permanently crowded ; Si Satchanalai Historical Park is about an hours drive from better known Sukhothai , is set over a sprawling and beautifully maintained... More 

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Thank ConcordeFlash
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

It takes an hour from sukhotai to get there but this is what it takes to enjoy spectacular ruins alone. No tourist, quiet place. Amazing,

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Thank Ericcam
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

On a Rainy afternoon we just tried to do something. It is more than that. We were almost alone and had all the temples for our selfs. I love the deep Forrest setting. Great temples, great nature and great history. Would love to spend at least 4 hours here on our next visit. Entrance fee is 100 bhat and worth... More 

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Thank NovoArt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Arrived there around 5 pm., the ticket boot was closed. However, a local Thai girl told us we could go inside till dusk. Then we decided to rent a bike. The weather was so good, not hot and all green along the ride. The historical park is in a good size. The distance is not too long to ride the... More 

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