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Historical Parks of Thailand

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The Kingdom of Thailand has a very long and glorious history. Proof of this can be seen in the a number of historical sites spread throughout all regions of the country. There are currently ten parks, with four them registered as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

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The 10 historical parks are Muang Singh, Phanom Rung, Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai, Kamphaeng Phet, Sri Thep, Phimai, Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Khiri and Phu Phra Bat. They are the result of the Fine Arts Department, a sub-division of the Ministry of Education’s hard work of excavation, renovation and landscaping for several decades. Each of these parks in now equipped with information centre and provides qualified guides.

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The two most prominent must-see historical sites in Thailand are Ayutthaya Historical Park and Sukhothai Historical Park. Both places are designated as world heritage sites and both attract millions of visitors annually, who come to admire the evidence of Siam's prior glory. To really get a feel for Thailand and its history, a visit to the kingdom’s ancient sites is absolutely essential.

Sukhothai Historical Park or Old Sukhothai City, Sukhothai Kingdom

Sukhothai Historical Park, Sukhothai, Central Thailand

Sukhothai Historical Park, the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom

This is located 12 kilometers from town on the Sukhothai - Tak Highway and can be reached by local bus … Sukhothai Historical Park Attractions

Location: Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210, Northern Thailand

Sukhothai Historical Park a World Heritage Site, was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries. With 193 ruins on 70 square kilometers of land divided into five zones is one of the two most popular historical parks in Thailand.

Driving direction from Sukhothai Town to Sukhothai Historical Park. About 19 minutes, 13.1 km by Google Maps.

Driving direction from Sukhothai Historical Park to Si Satchanalai Historical Park. About 54 minutes, 55.1 km by Google Maps.

Rows of Buddha Statues in Ayutthaya Historical Park

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Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Ayutthaya Historical Park, the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years, is one of … Ayutthaya Historical Park Attractions

Location: Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Ayutthaya Historical Park has been listed the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1351. The Ayutthaya Kingdom, which existed from 1351 until 1767, was captured by the Burmese in 1569, became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai.

Driving direction from Bangkok to Ayutthaya Historical Park. About 1 hour 5 minutes, 78.2 km by Google Maps.


Ayutthaya Historical Park and Ancient Temples

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• Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon or the Great Monastery of Auspicious
• Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya, famous for its enormous seated Buddha image
• Wat Phra Non 600 year old reclining Buddha
• Ayothaya Floating Market
• Wat Bang Kung Banyan Tree Temple

Khmer Historical Sites in Thailand, Khmer Empire

Phanom Rung Historical Park, Buriram, Northeastern Thailand

Phanom Rung Historical Park, Sunrise at the Gate

Is a grand and majestic Khmer site over a thousand years old. Build on an extinct volcano, it is originally … Phanom Rung Historical Park Attractions

Location: Ta Pek, Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Buri Ram 31110, Northeastern Thailand

Prasat Hin Phanon Rung the most important Khmer temple complex in Thailand. It is located in a volcanic hill in Buriram Province and was built in the 10th to 13th centuries.

Driving direction from Buri Ram to Phanom Rung Historical Park. About 1 hour 1 minutes, 63.1 km by Google Maps.

Phimai Historical Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Northeastern Thailand

Phimai Historical Park, ancient Khmer temple ruins

Phimai Historical Park is situated at Tambol Nai Muang, Phimai District 60 km northeast of the city of Nakhon … Phimai Historical Park Attractions

Location: Nai Mueang, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30110, Northeastern Thailand

Prasat Hin Phimai one of the most important Khmer temples in Thailand, was built during the 11th and 12th century and it is located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima Province in Northeastern Thailand.

Driving direction from Nakhon Ratchasima to Phimai Historical Park. About 53 minutes, 61.7 km by Google Maps.

Driving direction from Phanom Rung Historical Park to Phimai Historical Park. About 1 hour 57 minutes, 131 km by Google Maps.

Si Thep Historical Park

Si Thep Historical Park, Phetchabun, Central Thailand

Si Thep Historical Park

Some 130 km. south of Phetchabun on Highway 21. and another 9 km. alter a left turn, lie the ruins of Si … Si Thep Historical Park Attractions

Location: Si Thep, Si Thep District, Phetchabun 67170, Central Thailand

Driving direction from Phetchabun Town to Si Thep Historical Park. About 1 hour 33 minutes, 116 km by Google Maps.

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park

The entrance to the Park is approximately 5 km. off Kamphaeng Phet town at Km. 360 on the … Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park Attractions

Location: Nong Pling, Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet 62000, Central Thailand

Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukhothai, Central Thailand

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

Si Satchanalai Historical Park is located on the bank of the Yom River. It is open daily between … Si Satchanalai Historical Park Attractions

Location: Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai 64190, Northern Thailand

Muang Sing Historical Park

Mueang Sing Two Khmer temples dating to the 13th and 14th centuries

Mueang Sing Historical Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Mueang Sing Historical Park

Surrounded by limestone hills, on the bank of the Kwae Noi, is the ancient city of Muang Sign, located in … Mueang Sing Historical Park Attractions

Location: Sing, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Province 71150, Western Thailand

Driving direction from Kanchanaburi to Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park. About 35 minutes, 38.8 km by Google Maps.

Phu Phrabaht Historical Park

Phu Phrabaht Historical Park

Phu Phra Bat Historical Park located in Ban Phue District in Udon Thani Province, Northeastern Thailand, famous for the unusual rock formations, prehistoric art paintings …

Phra Nakhon Khiri (Khao Wang Palace)

Phra Nakhon Khiri, also known as Khao Wang, the former summer palace

Phra Nakhon Khiri, Phetchaburi City, Western Thailand

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park, Khao Wang (Palace Hill)

This covers a hilly area with an old palace and historical temples in the vicinity of the town. This summer palace … Phra Nakhon Khiri Attractions

Location: Khlong Kra Saeng, Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi 76000, Western Thailand

Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park is the top attraction in Phetchaburi Town. It is located in a 95-meter high hill consists of three building groups on the three peaks. The forty meters tall white pagoda is installed the Buddha's relics.

Driving Directions from Bangkok and Hua Hin to Phra Nakhon Khiri

Driving direction from Bangkok to Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park. About 1 hour 46 minutes, 135 km by Google Maps.

Driving direction from Hua Hin to Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park. About 59 minutes, 67.5 km by Google Maps.

Historical Sites & Monuments

The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park

The Burmese - Siamese War (1785 - 1786), located approximately 40 kilometers from Kanchanaburi Town &hellip The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park

Location: Chong Sadao, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71190, Western Thailand

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, Lopburi, Central Thailand

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, King Narai's Palace

This ancient palace of the Ayutthaya Dynasty is a good example of the significant historical architecture … Phra Narai Ratchaniwet

Location: Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, Lopburi 15000, Central Thailand

Wat Kampanglang, Temple, Phetchaburi City, Western Thailand

Wat Kamphaeng Laeng, Bayon Style Pagoda

This monastery was originally a Khmer place of worship constructed in accordance with Bhramanism … Wat Kampanglang Temple

Location: Tha Rab, Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi 76000, Western Thailand

Historical Temples in Thailand

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• Wat Jed Yod Chiang Mai, Indian style viharn with 7 chedis
• Wat Chedi Luang a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai
• Wat Kamphaeng Laeng Khmer Temple in Phetchaburi Town
• Wat Mahathat Worawihan Ratchaburi, Temple of Great Relic
• Wat Lok Molee Chiang Mai

Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Lopburi, Central Thailand

Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple)

A ancient Khmer monument located on Vichayen Road in Lopburi City, built about 800 years ago, best known landmark in Lopburi … Phra Prang Sam Yot

Location: 15 Prang Sam Yot Rd, Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Mueang Lop Buri, Chang Wat Lopburi 15000, Central Thailand

Khai Noen Wong, Chantaburi, Eastern Thailand

Khai Noen Wong

Established in 1834 during the reign of King Rama III, Khai Noen Wong is an ancient army camp … Khai Noen Wong

Location: Bang Kacha, Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi 22000, Eastern Thailand

Ao Manao Historical Park

Ao Manao Historical Park, Wing 5, the Prachuap Airbase

Ao Manao Historical Park located in Prachuap Khiri Khan City in the famous Ao Manao Beach, with a small museum, war planes … Ao Manao Historical Park

Location: Ao Manao Historical Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Western Thailand

Prang Khaek, Lopburi, Central Thailand

Prang Khaek

Prang Khaek is located between Phra Narai Rachanivej and the official residence of ambassadors … Prang Khaek

Location: Tha Hin, Mueang Lop Buri District, Lopburi 15000, Central Thailand

Khuk Khi Kai, Square Shaped Prison (Chicken Drops Jail), Chanthaburi, Thailand

Khuk Khi Kai, Square Shaped Prison

Khuk Khi Kai, Square Shaped Prison (Chicken Drops Jail)

Location: Chanthaburi, Eastern Thailand