The Sukhothai Kingdom is considered the Golden Age of Thai civilisation

Situated in north-central Thailand, Sukhothai was founded in the 13th century and became the first Thai Kingdom. The city flourished during the 13th to 14th century, establishing Sukhothai as a powerful kingdom rivalling that of Angkor.

The remains of the old kingdom, featuring close to 193 historical sites, are enclosed within a 70 square kilometre UNESCO World Heritage Historical Park. The historical park is divided into several different zones, interspersed with trees and ponds, and can be leisurely explored by foot or bicycle.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • The Sukhothai Historical Park is a pleasant site surrounded by greenery, ancient trees, and lotus ponds
  • Discover how much of the current Thai culture originated from the era of the Sukhothai Kingdom
Within Easy Reach Of...
Sukhothai Airport is a small airport servicing domestic flights. The airport is located 40km/25mi from the city.
Bangkok 1hr 20min flight
Chiang Mai 4hr 15min drive
Phuket 5hr flight
Travel Tips
  • Use a bicycle as a quicker way to travel through the wide expanse of the Sukhothai Historical Park
  • Visit in November during the full moon to observe the popular Loy Krathong Festival
  • To gain insight into Sukhothai’s ceramics, visit the Sangkhalok Museum

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