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“Excellent place to spend a day!”

Sukhothai Historical Park
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7-Night Northern Thailand Tour: Sukhothai...
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Sukhothai
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Owner description: The park comprises the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates, walls, moats and the water dyke control system of ancient Sukhothai, the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom from the 14th century.
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Loved the beautifully-groomed lawn areas dotted by temples. Got there arealy and mostly had the place to myself until tour groups started coming in around 10:00am. Had a bicycle which was great for getting around. Visted all the temples in all the areas, the West was basically ruins and stupas, but a couple of the hilltop temples were interesting. The North area had a large number of tourists (locals) but was well worth a visit (moreso than the West area). Lots of little restaurants outside the gate cooking up good Thai food (& serve cold beer!), very easy to get the shuttle to & from the historical park to the center of Sukhothai City.

Thank Maneki-neko
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

This place is everything you have read in every tourist and travel book. It's gorgeous, picturesque, historical, and important. The problem for me was that I went to Si Satchanalai Historical Park the day before, and there was hardly anyone there. I arrived at this place at 7:30 in the morning, and by 8AM it seemed already filled with tourist. And not that I don't like tourist, it just made getting pictures rather difficult. Additionally, the park is so well maintained that it feels sterile, like an historical Disneyland. Again, that's fine for some, but I like to feel as though I am making a discovery. Or stepping onto something a bit untouched. Just outside the park is a free Khmer site, dated even earlier, that has more of this feel. Make sure you go there. We rented bikes and had a great time looking around. Entrance fee is 100 baht and the bikes were 30 baht each across the street. Well worth a visit. But if you want truly spectacular and untouched, go to Si Satchanalai Historical Park 50km north. And then go to Ayutthaya near Bangkok.

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Located in the Old Town, we could see and admire the remains of the original city: the ancient Buddha figures are quite different from the ones we saw elsewhere and the effort to preserve the ruins, and to restore the best of them, are remarkable. It was quite an opportunity to admire 13th century Thai art.

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

A beautiful, well maintained historic site with stunning temples and ancient buildings within a huge park. You can walk or cycle around the temples and appreciate the calm atmosphere.

Thank Geordie42Newcastle
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

The park opens at 6am. I drove in at 6.45am. 100baht admission fee for foreigners and an additional 50baht for the car. There was hardly anyone. The ruins and large grass open spaces had a slightly misty and serene atmosphere. It was beautiful.

I thought to myself that perhaps, when i become old, that I could live out the last of my days here. Lol. Just joking.

Drove slowly and visited the many Wats. Other tourists cycled. Try to check out Wat Chetuphon which is free but outside the ancient city walls.

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