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Sukhothai, Thailand

Visit Sukhothai, Thailand

Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and from the early thirteenth century was the earliest capital of a Thai kingdom. You can hire a bicycle as an enjoyable way of seeing the ruins.

Sukhothai, Thailand

Further to the north of Ayuthaya, Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is reached as a slight detour off the road to Chiang Mai or by direct flight from Bangkok.

History of Sukhothai

This was the earliest capital of a Thai kingdom that flourished from the early thirteenth century, an era whose religious art and architecture is considered the most classic of Thailand’s cultural influences. In lush parkland settings are countless carved Buddhas, elegant lotus-bud spires and calm reflective lily ponds dating back to the golden age of ancient Siam.

See the ruins by bicycle

As many more of the historical sites lie further afield from the main park, a bicycle is an enjoyable way of seeking out abandoned ruins nestled in the undergrowth.

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Audley Travel specialist Mark

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Thailand specialists on 01993 838 115

Suggested Sukhothai itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Sukhothai, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Sukhothai

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