Sukhothai is a small town with numerous historical sites around it. Situated literally in the middle of nowhere around 430 kilometers north away from Bangkok and offering a daily life charm of a rural city. On the other hand, just next to the town you will find a UNESCO World Heritage City of Sukhothai Historical Park and not so far away Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Sukhothai is considered to be the cradle of Thai civilization. It was the first capital of Siam and through 200 years from 1238 to 1438 it gave birth to Thai art, architecture and language.
Sukhothai houses many sights worth visiting, however, we found that most significant ones are inside the Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park. There you can find many temple ruins and historical sites which are taken care of. Due to quite remote location, not everybody comes to visit this city and thus it is less crowded with tourist than its more popular counterpart Ayutthaya. Although we found the sights here much more attractive!
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