Visiting Thailand’s best cultural World Heritage Sites

Ayutthaya Historical Park ©Jeremiah Ro/Flickr

In one of the previous articles I have already presented you the natural World Heritage Sites of Thailand. In the followings I will present you the cultural sites. These are some astonishing historical sites of which most are ruined temples or historical towns and archeological sites. If you are interested in visiting Thailand’s best cultural World Heritage Sites, this article was written for you! I am absolutely sure that you will find this description useful and interesting.

The most astonishing sites of the country’s cultural heritage are: Ban Chiang Archeological Site, the ruins of the Historic Town of Sukhothai and the ruins of the Historic City of Ayutthaya. Visiting any of these will surely make you a memorable experience.

Ban Chiang Archeological Site

As one of the most significant archeological sites in South-East Asia, Ban Chiang is actually a prehistoric settlement where there were found ceramic goods of all sizes, different objects using in farming works and several skeletons. Ban Chiang is considered an important scene of technological, social and cultural evolution. Situated in the province of Udon Thani, Ban Chiang Archeological Site was inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1992. The site was actually discovered accidentally in 1966 by Stephen Young, a Harvard anthropology student. There is even a museum nearby the site, the Ban Chiang National Museum which houses excellent exhibits of pottery. Also, there is an excavation pit of a burial ground where visitors can admire numerous pots and over 50 skeletons. Visiting this site is surely a memorable experience.

Ban Chiang excavations ©commons.wikimedia.org

The ruins of the Historic Town of Sukhothai

Inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1991, the amazing town of Sukhothai is an amazing historical park today. The site actually includes the town of Sukhothai and other associated towns, too. Perhaps the most astonishing of these is the Sukhothai Historical Park. The former capital city of the Kingdom of Siam, Sukhothai includes numerous astonishing structures, including beautiful temple ruins and statues. The most spectacular structures are Wat Mahathat, Wat Sa Si, Phra Achana and others.

Sukhothai Historical Park ©en.wikipedia.org

The ruins of the Historic City of Ayutthaya

Another fantastic historical park includes the ruins of the spectacular ancient city, Ayutthaya. The amazing Ayutthaya Historical Park is a major visitor attraction in Thailand, housing the ruins of the beautiful temples, sculptures and buildings dating from the 14th century. Inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1991, today the site attracts dozens of visitors. The highlights of the park are the following: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phanan Choeng and so on. It is with no doubt one of the best cultural World Heritage Sites of Thailand.

Ayutthaya Historical Park ©Jeremiah Ro/Flickr

 

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