Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Sri Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park

This is located 12 kilometers from town on the Sukhothai – Tak Highway and can be reached by local bus or hired motored tricycle from town. The park is open daily from 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. The park also offers tram services as well as bicycles for rent to explore around its large area. The Tourists Service Centre in the park provides information, as well as displays models of historical buildings and structures in old Sukhothai.

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 centre of the kingdom are now preserved and have been restored by Fine Arts Department with the cooperation of UNESCO, not only with a view of foresting Thailand’s national identity but of safeguarding a fine example of mankind’s cultural heritage.

Thai: อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์สุโขทัย Popular Tourist Attractions: Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Chum, Wat Taphan Hin, Wat Si Sawai
Province: Sukhothai Province, Central/Northern Thailand

Things to do in Sukhothai Historical Park


Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park

Located in the middle of town that reflects to prosperity of the Sukhothai architecture within the monastery are housed Phra Rattana Chedi, the most splendid temple of the ancient city…

Wat Phra Phai Luang, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Phra Phai Luang, Sukhothai Historical Park

This temple lies about 500 metres north of San Luang Gate (northern gate). This sanctuary, formerly a Khmer-Hindu shrine but later converted into a Buddhist monastery, is surrounded by a…

Wat Chang Lom, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Chang Lom, Sukhothai Historical Park

Is located 10 the north of Charot Withithong Road with a bell-shaped Chedi of Ceylonese influence standing as the centre. The chedi is situated on a 3-tiered square base with…

Wat Sa Si, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Sa Si, Sukhothai Historical Park

Situated near Wat Chana Songkhram is Wat Sa Si. Around a Singhalese-style chedi is the main sanctuary on an island in the middle of Trap hang Trakuan Pond. A large…

Wat Si Sawai, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Si Sawai, Sukhothai Historical Park

Situated among magnificent scenery southwest of Wat Mahathat is Wat Si Sawai. Three prangs (pagodas) are surrounded by a laterite wall. Inside the wall, the viharn in the west, built of laterite,…

Wat Sorasak, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Sorasak, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Sorasak is located northeast of Ta Pha Daeng Shrine and was built approximately in 1417. The stupa is the main attraction and consists of a bell shaped monument covered…

Wat Sri Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Sri Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park

This lies about 1.500 metres north of Wat Mahathat and was originally surrounded by a moat. A square mondop which is the main sanctuary, contains a monumental stucco- over-brick Buddha…