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Sukhothai Historical Park

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Address: Mueang Kao | Amphur Muang, Sukhothai 64210, Thailand
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+66 55 633 058

The park comprises the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, the city...

The park comprises the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates, walls, moats and the water dyke control system of ancient Sukhothai, the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom from the 14th century.

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Along with the old walled city of Chiang Mai and the ruins of the ancient capital, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Historical Park, is the most important archeological site in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David B
Rayong, Thailand
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Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Along with the old walled city of Chiang Mai and the ruins of the ancient capital, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Historical Park, is the most important archeological site in Thailand. It's extensive ruins of 12th century temples, stupas and palaces are set in beautifully maintained grounds, studded with many old trees which provide excellent shade if you need a rest as you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rented a bike from my hotel which was roughly 1 mile away from the entrance to the park. Touring the parks themselves by bike doesn´t take too much time unless you are a die-hard and want to have a look at every single stone that´s left there. For me, who enjoys seeing these things without being too keen to... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a few days near the park at Le Charme Resort. We rented scooters to get around which was a hoot. The park is a photographers dream. We caught the best light early in the morning and at sunset. We went back the resort for a swim during the busiest, hottest part of the day. It was never really... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a pleasure to ride a bicycle in the park. It is a perfect silence, interrupted by the sounds of nature. Historical parties are many and impressive. Ornamental plants in the park are well maintained and are superb. Unfortunately, I have not seen open water lilies. There are rest and stops, bridges to islands and bicycle parking.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The amount of Buddha statues here is incredible,some huge,others small.The park is spread over a large area and offers the photographer immense scope for fascinating pictures. Brick paths guide you through the various ruins.There are free toilets available before entry to the park.Local traders also tender there wares at the entrance at reasonable prices.

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Oxenford, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see it all hire a motorcycle, in march it was way too hot to explore on a bicycle, make sure you visit the Buddha footprint and the adjacent jetty has fish food for sale where you can feed the catfish ,theres hundreds of them and they climb over each other to get a feed its a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sukhothai Historic Park just does not compare to other ancient city sites, such as: Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, and Bagan. It not only takes a long time to get to (8 to 9 hours by bus), the site itself has very little to offer. Angor Wat and Machu Picchu are "must see". Bagan is "try hard to see". Sukhothai is... More 

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Rodney, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see and the grounds are huge so be sure to get a team or bike so you can take it all in. Some of the most amazing ruins you will ever see

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to travel around the park is bicycle. Any car or motorbike cannot entry park area. You may use one day trip around here

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great morning activity in the hot season. Borowed bicycles from the hotel and took them into the park for 10 BHT extra per person. The ruins are scattered and it is nice to cruise around on your bike.Make sure to bring water.

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