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Sukhothai Province

Sukhothai which literally means “Dawn of Happiness” with an area of 6,596 square kilometres, is about 427 kilometres north of Bangkok, and was founded in 1238. Sukhothai was the capital of Thailand for approximately 120 years.

Administratively, Sukhothai is divided into the following districts: Muang Sukhothai, Sawan Khalok, Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Si Samrong, Thung Sariam, Kong Krailat, Khiri Mat, Si Satchanalai and Si Nakhon.

Phra Mae Ya Shirne

Phra Mae Ya Shirne is situated in front of the City Hall and is highly respected by Sukhothai residents. It houses an idol of Phra Mae Ya, a stone figure with a white face and long hair, and dressed as an ancient queen. The idol is about 1 metre high and is supposed to have…

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Thuriang Kiln

Thuriang Kiln is a site where Sukhothai celadons were made. Kilns exist in an area measuring 100 by 700 metres. Each kiln is divided into three sections, the fire area, the pottery baking oven, and the flue. The pottery found here is usually decorated by three different painted designs on their bottom: a disc, a…

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The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

inside the park, displays gifts from the ex-abbot of Wat Ratchathani and art objects unearthed in Sukhothaiand nearby provinces. It is open daily from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Admission fee 30 baht. Tel. (055) 612167 The north and the south walls of the ancient city are each 2,000 metres long, where as the east…

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Wat Traphang-Thong-Lang

Wat Traphang-Thong-Lang houses a square Mondop which is beautifully decorated by stucco figures in niches. The southern side portrays the Lord Buddha flanked by angels. To the west portrays the Lord Buddha preaching to his father and relatives. The northern side depicts the episode when the Lord Buddha returned to preach to his wife. These…

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Wat Chedi-Sung

Wat Chedi-Sung is situated near Wat Traphang Thong Lang. The upper part of the Chedi is round. The base is constructed in three tiered stages. This interesting Sukhothai type of Chedi is of Sivijaya and Singhalese-styles. In front of the Chedi stands a small Wihan.

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The Ramkhamhaeng National Park (Khao Luang, Sukhothai)

This exquisite national park with a combined natural and historical background covers an area of 314 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…

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Sawankhaworanayok National Museum

Sawankhaworanayok National Museum is 38 kilometres from Sukhothai and 2 kilometres further on a road on the left. The museum features sculptural art from various periods; the most interesting being Sukhothai era and Sangkhalok items retrieved form sunken vessels in the Gulf of Thailand. lt is open daily except Monday, Tuesdays and public holidays, from…

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Celadon Kiln Site Study and Conservation Center

Celadon Kiln Site Study and Conservation Center is located at Ban Ko Noi, some 4 kilometres to the north of Si Satchanalai. More than 500 kilns have been excavated up to now. Numerous celadon wares in perfect condition as well as potsherds have been discovered. The kiln is oval in shape with a curved roof…

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Si Satchanalai National Park

Si Satchanalai National Park has a total area of 213 square kilometres. It covers areas in Amphoe Si Satchanalai and Amphoe Thung Saliam of SukhothaiProvince. It was proclaimed a National park on 8 May, 1981. The Park’s geography is mainly high, undulating mountains by a tropical jungle. Interesting tourist sport in the park include Tat…

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Sangkhalok Museum

Sangkhalok is the name of ceramic wares produced in the old city of Sukhothai. The museum displays the collection of Sangkhalok and ceramic wares produced some 700 years ago in the Lanna Kingdom (now the northern region of Thailand). The museum is just one kilometre from town on the road to Phitsanulok. It is open…

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