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Sukhothai Province




Short Facts



Name: Changwat Sukhothai
Area: About 6,596 km²
Inhabitants: About 600,000
Location: North Thailand
Capital: (New) Sukhothai
Neighboring provinces: Six (6): Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Tak and Uttaradit.
Amphoe / Districts: Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Khirimat, Kong Krailat, Mueang Sukhothai, Sawankhalok, Si Nakhon, Si Sam Rong, Si Satchanalai, Thung Saliam.
Popular tourist destinations: Thai Sukhothai Historical Park, Noen Prasat, Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, King Ramkhamhaeng Monument, Sawankhaworanayok National Museum, Ramkhamhaeng National Park, Si Satchanalai National Park, Phra Mae Ya Shrine, Wat Chetuphon and Wat Mahathat.




About Sukhothai



Sukhothai town is located approximately 430 km north of Bangkok and it was here, the nation Thailand once actually was created. During the province's heyday (1300 to 1400s) was the basis for what is today the country's identity, religion and writing. As the field today is visited by many tourists (both Thais and foreigners) are here plenty of restaurants and accommodation options.

A popular attraction among visitors is the world classed Thai Sukhothai historical park. The area is only 12 km outside the city center, and here one finds remains of the temple buildings and ancient plumbing and masonry. To transport you self the relatively short distances in the city you only need Tuk-Tuk or bicycle.


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Attractions



Ramkhamhaeng National Museum offers art objects and Buddha statues from the Sukhothai era.

Thai Sukhothai historical park shows unique ruins of an ancient society.

Wat Sri Chuma is a temple of the area's largest Buddha statue, which are eleven meters wide and stands fifteen meters above the ground.




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