Sukhothai

 

Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located near the modern city of Sukhothai, in northern Thailand, about 270 miles (440 km) from Bangkok.

It is an extensive complex of archeological ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai, which was the Thai capital during the 13th Century.

There is a gate in the center of each wall. Inside are the remains of the royal palace, countless ancient Buddha figures, and twenty-six temples (the largest being Wat Mahathat).

The park is easily toured by bicycle or foot.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   World Heritage Site
   Lonely Planet

 

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Pailyn Hotel Sukhothai

Situated 8 km from Sukhothai Town, Pailyn Hotel features views of Khao Luang Mountain. It offers an outdoor pool and a variety of restaurants and bars. Wi-Fi is free. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$41 - $79

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4T Guesthouse

Situated in the heart of Sukhothai City, 4T Guesthouse offers non-smoking accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It boasts an outdoor pool as well as an on-site restaurant. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$11 - $20

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Baan Mae Yai

Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi access in all areas, guests can find free public parking available at Baan Mae Yai. Located in Sukhothai province, Baan Mae Yai is 63 km from Phitsanulok Airport. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

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Sky House

Located near Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Sky House offers comfortable rooms with a seating area and the convenience of on-site parking and a laundry service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest house. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$11

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Pai Sukhothai Resort

Set amidst tropical gardens, Pai Sukhothai Resort offers cosy accommodation with private balconies and free Wi-Fi, which is available in the entire residence. It boast an indoor pool and a restaurant. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16 - $45

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
J-Safe Guesthouse

J-Safe Guesthouse

Featuring free WiFi, J-Safe Guesthouse offers pet-friendly accommodation in Sukhothai. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Arinch Resort

Arinch Resort

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Arinch Resort offers accommodation in Sukhothai. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16

$16-
Pai Sukhothai Resort

Pai Sukhothai Resort

Set amidst tropical gardens, Pai Sukhothai Resort offers cosy accommodation with private balconies and free Wi-Fi, which is available in the entire residence. It boast an indoor pool and a restaurant. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16 - $45

$16-
Daio Boutique

Daio Boutique

Offering modern rooms, Dalio Boutique provides free Wi-Fi access and parking. Guests enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. Dalio Boutique is 1 km from the bus station and 54 km from Phitsanulok Airport. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
At Home Sukhothai

At Home Sukhothai

At Home Sukhothai is a 10-minute drive from Sukhothai Historical Park. Offering comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms, the guest house also provides free parking and free bicycles for guests. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire residence. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17 - $27

$17-
Vieng Tawan Sukhothai Guesthouse by Thai Thai

Vieng Tawan Sukhothai Guesthouse by Thai Thai

Located 1.5 km away from Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Vieng Tawan Sukhothai Guesthouse offers an outdoor swimming pool and comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Baan Mae Yai

Baan Mae Yai

Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi access in all areas, guests can find free public parking available at Baan Mae Yai. Located in Sukhothai province, Baan Mae Yai is 63 km from Phitsanulok Airport. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Ma Room Place Sukhothai Resort

Ma Room Place Sukhothai Resort

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Ma Room Place Sukhothai Resort offers accommodation in Sukhothai. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
TR Guesthouse

TR Guesthouse

Surrounded by the garden, TR Guesthouse offers cosy accommodation and free Wi-Fi throughout the residence. Sukhothai Bus Terminal is only 2 km away from the property. Sukhothai Historical Park is a 20-minute ride away. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17 - $25

$17-
Chuan Chom Resort

Chuan Chom Resort

Chuan Chom Resort offers comfortable guest rooms with air conditioning and the convenience of free on-site parking. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the resort. Big C Hypermart is a 5-minute walk from Chuan Chom Resort. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18 - $16

$18-
Pasathai Resort

Pasathai Resort

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Pasathai Resort offers accommodation in Mueang Kao, 1 km from Sukhothai Historical Park. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available . Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Kala House

Kala House

Kala House offers accommodation in Sukhothai. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Blue House Sukhothai

Blue House Sukhothai

Offering a restaurant, Blue House Sukhothai offers comfortable rooms and complimentary on-site parking. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Siam Villa

Siam Villa

Featuring free WiFi, Siam Villa offers accommodation in Mueang Kao. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a TV. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
The Old Stay By Sister

The Old Stay By Sister

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, The Old Stay By Sister offers accommodation in Sukhothai. The guest house has a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on... Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Ruen Narisra Resort

Ruen Narisra Resort

Ruen Narisra Resort is a 5-minute drive from Sukhothai Historical Park. It offers cosy rooms with a private balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi. The lobby has free wired internet access. On-site parking is available. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
SakSukSmile Resort

SakSukSmile Resort

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, SakSukSmile Resort offers accommodation in Sukhothai. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Temples
Under royal patronage, Buddhism flourished and many impressive monasteries were constructed of brick covered with carved stucco, illustrating the idealized beauty and the superhuman characteristics of the Buddha. It is from the remains of these religious monuments that the character of the historic town of Sukhothai and surrounding region.

There are far too many temples to list. The most important of these is Wat Mahathat. The temple was founded by Sri Indraditya, between 1292 and 1347 as the main temple of the city as well as the Sukhothai Kingdom. The design is based on a Mandala, representing the universe with main principal stupa, to enshrine relics of the Buddha, surrounded by smaller stupas in eight directions. The main stupa has the graceful shape of a lotus bud, which characterizes the Sukhothai architectural arts. Its base is adorned with 168 stuccoed sculptings of Buddhist disciples walking with their hands clasped together in salutation.
Combination
Archeological Sites
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 numerous influences and ancient local traditions. The Kingdom of Sukhothai is accredited with the invention and development of many of the unique identifying characteristics of Siamese (Thai) culture, many of them attributed directly to King Ramkhamhaeng, considered the Founding Father of the Thai Nation.

The historic remains are located 12 km to the west of today's Sukhothai. Once at the ruins, the best way to get around, given distances, is by bicycle.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Visual Arts
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Biking

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