Visiting Sukhothai Province

Sukhothai Historical Park RuckSackKruemel/Flickr

Sukhothai Historical Park ©RuckSackKruemel/Flickr

Sukhothai is one of Thailand’s northern provinces. It is a wonderful historic region with many things to see and to do for visitors. From national parks to historical parks, from Buddhist temples to museums, the province is abundant in visitor attractions. Visiting Sukhothai Province is with no doubt a great choice. Do you want to know why? Read the following guide and you will find it out. Below I will present you the most attractive sight in the province which make this area a worth visiting destination.

Some of the most popular visitor attractions are the following: the famous Sukhothai Historical Park, the Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Khao Luang, Phra Mae Ya Shrine and the Ramkhamhaeng National Park.

Sukhothai Historical Park

As one of the most popular historical parks of Thailand, the breathtaking Sukhothai Historical Park is among the major visitor attractions of the province. Sukhothai used to be an important kingdom. The historical park protects some of the ruined royal palaces, the city walls and gates, wonderful Buddhist temples, canals, moats and other structures. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. The park is with no doubt a worth visiting attraction, including some highlights as the Royal Palace, Wat Si Sawai, Wat Mahathat, the Ramkhamhaeng Monument and others. It is open every day from 8:30 to 16:30. (April 2013) 

Sukhothai Historical Park RuckSackKruemel/Flickr

Sukhothai Historical Park ©RuckSackKruemel/Flickr

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

Another astonishing historical park of the province is the Si Satchanalai Historical Park. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO together with the famous Sukhothai Historical Park. It is situated in the district with the same name and protects some wonderful Buddhist temple ruins. The historical park is not as famous as the previously mentioned one, but still very attractive.

Si Satchanalai Historical Park AtomDocs/Flickr

Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©AtomDocs/Flickr

Khao Luang

It is actually a significant source of water protected by a fantastic national park. Khao Luang is dominated by beautiful hills, mountains and cliffs, not to mention the wonderful waterfalls. The wildlife of the park is also very attractive, especially for nature-lovers. Besides, there are some great historical and archeological sites on the grounds of the park.

Waterfall in Khao Luang maka/Flickr

Waterfall in Khao Luang ©maka/Flickr

Phra Mae Ya Shrine

The highly revered shrine, the Phra Mae Ya Shrine is a visited site among local people. Buddhist people come here to pray in front of Phra Mae Ya, a stone figure dressed as an ancient queen. They also believe that the shrine houses the spirit of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great. An annual festival, the Phra Mae Ya Fair is held annually here, in late February.

Ramkhamhaeng National Park

Also known as Pa Kho Luang, the national park is famous for its spectacular wildlife. It is dominated by mountains and tropical jungles. If you love nature, you can not miss to visit this breathtaking national park. You will surely enjoy the visit.

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