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Sukhothai Historical Park

Take a Bike Ride thorough the Ruins of Sukhothai
My favorite place in Thailand is Sukhothai – the first capital of Thailand. It’s a photographer’s dream and a great stopover en route to Chiang Mai. After rising to power in the mid-13th century, the kingdom spanned 200 years and nine kings before being absorbed by Ayuthaya. The old city is now a World Heritage historical park and features five kilometers of ruins that can be visited easily by bike. Don't miss the giant Buddha at Wat Si Chum!

I’ve lived in Thailand a few times and always go back to visit the ruins. My favorite thing to do is rent a bike at sunrise and take a solo trip through the ruins when the light is nice.

Sukhothai Historical Park is open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. and costs 150 Thai baht.
Sublime atmosphere
I visited this UNESCO site as part of my Thai holiday. Take the train from Bangkok and then a car to this quiet small country town that just happens to have this ancient capital site.

A place to walk with a guide and map in one hand and listen. Then in cool of the evening wander at leisure and drink the atmosphere. A variety of styles from different asian cultures and yet a harmonious whole. A site that you can take at your own pace and ponder the lives of those people long ago.

TIP: If you stay at the Legenda hotel then slip out of the hotel back gates directly into the park and enjoy enjoy
Sublime atmosphere Tambon Mueang Kao  Thailand

Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand
+66 55 697 241
Sun - Fri 6:30am - 6pm
Sat 6:30am - 9pm