Sukhothai Historical Park
This is located 12 kms. from town on the Sukhothai-Tak Highway.
It is open daily 08.30-16.30 hrs. Admission fee is 40 baht.
Ruins of the royal palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates,
walls, moats, dams, ditches, ponds, canals, and the water dyke
control system, which was the magical and spiritual center of
the kingdom, are now preserved and have been restored by the
Fine Arts Department with the cooperation of UNESCO, not only
with a view of fostering Thailand's national identity but the
safeguarding a fine example of mankind's cultural heritage.
The tourist Service Centre is near Wat Phra Phai Luang. The
centre provides information and facilitates visitors to the
Sukhothai Historical Park, as well as displays models of historical
buildings and structures in old Sukhothai.
RAMKHAMHAENG NATIONAL PARK
(Khao Luang, Sukhothai)
This exquisite national park with a combined natural and historical
background covers an area of 341 square kilometers, and was
declared to be a national park on 27 October, 1980. High hills
and steep cliffs some over 1,200 meters above sea level, together
with fascinating falls, different species to plants and wildlife
are some of the major attractions available in this park offered
to nature loving tourists or visitors. Furthermore, the archaeological
and historical sited with ancient remains and relics make the
park even more attractive, especially for critics and theologians.
To reach the park by road, take Highway No.1 from Bangkok, then
at km.414 (20 kms. to Sukhothai) take the left turn along the
laterite road for another 16 kilometers till arriving at the
park's office. For accommodation, reservations for bungalows
and tents can be made through the National Park Section, the
Royal Forest Department by Tel. 579-5734, 579-7223 or P.O.Box
1 Amphoe Khirimat, Sukhothai 64160 or Tel. (055) 613034
SI SATCHANALAI HISTORICAL PARK
This is located on the bank of the Yom River at Tambon Muang
Kao, Amphoe Si Satchanalai. The ancient town, formerly called
"Muang Chaliang" was named "Si Satchanalai" during the reign
of Phra Ruang when a new administrative center was established
to replace chaliang. Ruins of 134 monuments have been discovered
within the park
to be a national park on 27 October, 1980.
Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum was
built in 1960 and open on 25 January, 1964. More...
Wat Chang Lom is an important
monument within the old town of Si Satchanalai. A huge bell-shaped
chedi supported by 39 elephants,
Satchanalai Ordination Celebration
Called by Thais as “Buat Chang Hat Siao”,
this local event is held annually during 7-8 April at Ban Hat
Siao, Amphoe Si Satchanalai. It features a spectacular procession
of ordination candidates in colourful costumes on the backs
of some 20-30 decorated elephants. The ceremony has been arranged
by Thai Phuan, More...
Loi Krathong and Candle Festival
Sukhothai’s Loi Krathong is held annually on the full moon night
of the 12th lunar month at the Sukhothai Historical Park. Activities
during the festival include krathong floating, a fireworks display,
and local games and performances amid the glamorous atmosphere
of the Sukhothai Historical Park.