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Sukhothai Historical Park

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Northern Thailand, Thailand.

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This was an early Thai Kingdom which thrived from the 13th to 15th Centuries, the ruined, but still beautiful capital has now become a historical park. The park and city are enclosed by rectangular walls with gates on each wall. Inside are the ruins of the royal palace and other temples and monuments. Well preserved Buddhist statues, pillared walkways and avenues and the pointy roofed temples are the main attraction of this now World Heritage listed site. Highlights include the Royal Palace, Wat Mahathat, The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum and the Ramkhamhaeng Monument. Visitors can tour the complex on bikes or on foot. The capital was founded around 700 AD and was part of the Khmer kingdom until the 13th Century when its rulers declared their independence, making it independent Thailand’s first capital city.

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This ruined capital city of an early Thai Kingdom was capital of all of Thailand for more than 100 years. Ruined royal palaces, detailed Buddhist temples, pagodas, canals and the complex irrigation system reflect the wealth once attributed to this city… Read more...

Written by  Roy Adelwood.

“Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns”

'Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numero… Read more...

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