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Sukhothai is 616km from Amnat Charoen, 327km from Ang Thong, 358km from Ayutthaya, 430km from Bangkok, 655km from Buriram, 250km from Chainat, 387km from Chaiyaphum, 300km from Chiang Mai, 400km from Chiang rai, 455km from Kalasin, 77km from Kamphaeng Phet, 378km from Khon kaen, 207km from Lampang, 277km from Lamphun, 316km from Lopburi, 328km from Loei, 578km from Mae Hong Son, 451km from Mahasarakham, 621km from Mukdahan, 282km from Nan, 676km from Nakhon Phanom, 514km from Nakhon Ratchasima, 188km from Nakhon Sawan, 361km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 544km from Nong Khai, 337km from Phayao, 229km from Phetchabun, 59km from Phichit, 69km from Phitsanulok, 164km from Phrae, 491km from Roi Et, 583km from Sakon Nakhon, 352km from Saraburi, 287km from Singburi, 726km from Sisaket, 712km from Surin, 79km from Tak, 660km from Ubon Ratchathani, 493km from Udon Thani, 238km from Uthai Thani, 100km from Uttaradit, 562km from Yasothon, it can be got to by road, Sukhothai also has it's own domestic airport.

Sukhothai Province shares borders with Phrae, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, and Lampang.

Sukhothai has many festivals the most famous of which is Loy Krathong which originated there, others include the Sukhothai Mini Light and Sound Presentation in January and of course the Orchid Festival also in January.
You can learn more about Thai Public Holidays and Festivals on our Thai Festivals section or our Thai Festivals Forum.

Sukhothai is home to the Sukhothai Historical Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Learn more about Sukhothai or ask questions in our Central Thailand & Sukhothai Forum.

Sukhothai Tourist Attractions & Members Vacations

Sukhothai Historical Park
Another TeakDoor member visits to Sukhothai Historical Park.

Chedi Doi - Thung Siliam
Not really a major tourist attraction but worth a look if your in the area.
Korat to Sukhothai
Includes a stay at Orchid Hibiscus Guest House which is just on the edge of the Old Sukhothai Historical Park and visits to Wat Sapphan Hin, Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Sawai, Wat Traphang Nguen, King Ramkamhaeng, Wat Chanasongkham, Wat Sorasak, Wat Mae Chon, Wat Phra Phai Luang, Wat Si Chum, Wat Chetuphon, Wat Ton Chan, Wat Chang Lom, Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Wat Chedi Jet Thaew, Wat Kuti Rai and Wat Khok Singkharam.
A couple of days in Sukhothai
A visit to the family and then onto Sukhothai and its Historical Park.
Si Satchanalai-Chaliang Historical Park
Situated about 1 hours drive from Sukhothai on the banks of Yom River, many of the structures date back to the 13-15th century.
Another TeakDoor member visits Satchanalai
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is less than an hours drive from Sukhothai, this thread includes a stay at Kamphaeng Resort, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, a stop over at Tak and onto Chiang Mai.
Ramkhamhaeng Museum
Established in 1964 and displays over 1,500 exhibits showing how Thais lived in the past, charges more for foreigners but it is still extremely cheap.
Open 9am to 4pm.
Address : Muang Kao Sub-district, muang District, Sukhothai
Province. Telephone Number : (055) 612167

Sawankhaworanayok National Museum

It is 38 kilometres from Sukhothai and 2 kilometres further on a road on the left. The museum was open in 1984, and features sculptural art from various periods; the most interesting being Sangkhalok crockery from the Sukhothai era and Sangkhlalok items retrieved from sunken vessels in the Gulf of Thailand.
The museum is open daily except Mondays, Tuesdays, and public holidays, from 8.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is 30 baht per person. For more information, call 0 5564 1571, 0 5564 3166

Celadon Kiln Site Study and Conservation Centre

This is located at Ban Ko Noi, some 4 kilometres to the north of Si Satchanalai.
More than 500 kilns have been excavated up to now. Numerous celadon wares in perfect condition as well as pot have been discovered.
The kiln is oval in shape with a curved roof and is 7-8 metres wide. The centre consists of 2 buildings situated on the kiln site area with 2 kilns No.42 and 61 exhibited on site.
There are also exhibitions on artifacts and on the evolution of ancient ceramic wares.
The centre is open daily from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is 30 baht.
To get there, drive for 6.5 kilometres to the north of Si Satchanalai Historical Park to Ban Ko Noi where the remains of ancient kilns can be seen scattered around. The centre is also accessible by the provincial highway No.1201 from Amphur Si Satchanalai, a distance of 7 kilometres with the buildings located on the left.

Fish Museum

This is located in the Rama IV Park on the Sukhothai Phitsanulok route and can be reached by local bus from town.
The museum displays a variety of fresh water fish mentioned in Thai literature. It is open daily except Tuesdays from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. There is no admission fee.

Sangkhalok Museum

Sangkhalok is the name of ceramic wares produced in the old city of Sukhothai.
The museum displays the collection of Sangkhalok and ceramic wares produced some 700 years ago in the Lanna Kingdom (now the northern region of Thailand). The museum is just one kilometre from town on the road to Phitsanulok.
It is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is 100 baht for adults and 20 baht for children.

Sathorn Golden Textile Museum

Ban Had Saew has long been known as a famous weaving village. Its people, mostly Tai Puan descendents, are believed to have migrated from Lao and settled down towards the end of King Rama II’s reign. With them came the hand-weaving household industry, a culture handed down through several generations.
The woven textiles originally were only for household use, but once gaining the interest of other people elsewhere it has since then become a flourishing trade - as one can see along the highways, with over 10 shops selling the locally woven materials.

The Sathorn Shop on the Sawankalok-Srisajchanalai highway also houses the “Sathorn Golden Textile Museum,” owned by Khun Sathorn Sorajprasobsanti, well-known among collectors of old fabrics.
This museum was manifestation of Khun Sathorn’s appreciation of the value of old woven textiles - dated back to the time he had been a broker of old-fashioned fabrics. The appreciation also meant an awareness that those rare handmade textile pieces, formerly not much appreciated by the local Had Saew people including himself, were much sought after by outsiders, academicians, and collectors.
So unless the rare pieces had been saved, soon they would have vanished, or would have been sold out, because even ornate “teen jok” pieces were selling very well.
The collection thus started was continued until Khun Sathorn was able to put it in a museum, which was opened in 1988.

Loy Krathong in Sukhothai Videos
Sukhothai Historical Park Videos
Wat Sri Chum Temple Ruins Video
Wat Traphang Thong Temple Ruins Video
Wat Chedi Ngam Ruins Video
Wat Phra Phai Luang Temple Ruins Video
Wat Tuk Temple Ruins Video
Wat Saphan Hin Temple Ruins Video
Wat Traphang Ngoen Temple Ruins
Wat Sorasak Temple Ruins Video
Wat Chana Songkhram Ruins Video
Wat Sa Si Temple Ruins Video

Maps of Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park Map
Map of area surrounding Sukhothai

Hotels and Guesthouses in Sukhothai

Tharaburi Resort
11/3 Srisomboon Road, Thani,
Muang Sukhothai,
Thailand 64000
Telephone: 66 (55) 697132
Fax 66 (55) 697131
Room rates from 1,000baht per night.
Has a Thai Restaurant.
Sukhothai Heritage Resort
999 Moo 2, T. Klongkrajong,
Sukhothai 64100
Telephone +66 (0) 5564 7564-574
Fax +66 (0) 5564 7575
High end hotel near Sukhothai airport, has 2 restaurants and a swimming pool, if you get a Thai national to phone to confirm price before you arrive you will find it cheaper.
Sukhothai Heritage Resort Video
Ananda Museum Gallery Hotel
10 Moo 4
Telephone 66 (55) 622 428-31
Room rates from 2,600baht per night.
Rooms offer full amenities including air-conditioning; Satellite Television; IDD Telephone system; safe deposit box; refrigerator with full set of Mini-bar; bath tub and shower.
The Legendha Sukhothai Resort
214 Moo 3 Muangkao, Muang, Sukhothai 64210
Telephone +66 (0) 55 697 249 +66 (0) 55 697 275
Fax +66 (0) 55 697 583
The resort is just in front of the ancient chedi Wat Chang Lom and claims to have the finest Sukhothai Thai restaurant.
Room rates from 3,000baht per night.
Ruean Thai Hotel
181 / 20 Soi Pracharuammit Jarodwithithong Road.
T.Thani Muang, Sukhothai 64000 Thailand
Telephone ( 66 ) 5561-2444
Room rates from 1,200baht per night.
Has swimming pool and Traditional Thai Massage.
J&J Guest House
122/1 Soi Maeramphan
Telephone: 055 620 095
Has a swimming pool and restaurant with room rates from 300baht per night.
J&J Guest House Videos
At Home Guesthouse
184/1 Wichian-jamnong Road, Muang, Sukhothai 64000 Thailand
Telephone (66) 55 610 172, (66) 81 812 9576
FAX: (66) 55 610 173
Room rates from 450baht per night for wooden fan rooms.
99 Guesthouse
234/6 Soi Phanitsap, Charot Withithong Road , Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1315
You can also learn to cook Thai food here.
Ban Thai Guesthouse
38 Prawet Nakhon Road , Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 0163
1-3 Nikon Kasem Road,, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1385, 66 5561 1689
Cocoon Guest House
86/1 Thanon Singhawat
Telephone 055 612081, Fax055 622157
Cocoon Guest House Video
Friend House
52/7 Loe Thai Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 0172
Lotus Village
170 Ratchathani Road , Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5562 1484 Fax 66 5562 1463
Number Four Guesthouse
140/4 Khlong Mae Ramphan, Charot Withithong Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 0165
10 Mu 1 Charot Withithong Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 3317, 66 55633335-9 Fax: 66 5561 3317
229 Charot Withithong Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1031, 66 5561 1308, 66 5561 2877 Fax: 66 5561 2878
River View
92 Nikon Kasem Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1516, 66 5561 1656, 66 5561 3371-2 Fax 66 5561 3373
Ruean Thai Guesthouse
181/20 Soi Pracha Ruammit, Charot Withithong Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 2444 Fax 66 5561 2456
56/2-5 Singhawat Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1567, 66 5562 2113 Fax 66 5561 2268
Sky House
58/1-7 By Pass, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1212
Somprasong Guesthouse
32 Prawet Nakhon Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1709
15/5 Singhawat Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1133, 66 5561 1540
Sukhothai Guest House
68 Thanon Vichien Chamnong
Telephone 055 610453
Room rates from 350baht per night.
Sukhothai Orcids
43 Singhawat Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1193-4 Fax 66 5561 2038
Thai Village Hotel
Sukhothai Cultural Centre, 214 Charot Withithong Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5569 7020-3, 66 5569 7249 Fax 66 5569 7583
Thong Hotel
327/15 Mu 4 Tambon Pak Khwae, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1628
Wang Nuea
43 Singhawat Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 1193-4 Fax 66 5561 2038
Yupha House
44/10 Soi Mekkhaphat, Prawet Nakhon Road, Sukhothai
Telephone 66 5561 2578

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National Parks in and around Sukhothai

RamKhamhaeng National Park (Khao Luang)
RamKhamhaeng National Park, within the province of SuKhothai, is surrounded by the districts of Kirimas, Ban Dan Lan Hoi, and the provincial capital of SuKhothai. The park is also Known as Khao Luang by many of the local peoples. It covers an area of about 341 square kilometers,or 213,125 rai. Khao Luang is an important source of water for its’ surrounding areas. The park also contains a lot of natural beauty such as the Khao Luang mountain range, Sai Rung Waterfall, a herbal garden, and the Savannah located in the high country of the Khao Luang range.
Si Satchanalai National Park
Si Satchanai National Park is the place of historical located in Thung Saliam district, Sukhothai province. Previously, it was called “Mueang Chaliang”. The park has many important historical sites, e.g. Wat Phra Si Mahathat Ratchaworawihan, Wat Nang Phaya, Kaeng Luang and Tao Thuriang which is a sit where Sukhothai celadon were made.

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