Getting to know Sukhothai

Sukhothai, which translates to the ‘dawn of happiness’ was the first capital of Siam (Thailand), dating back to the 13th century. Situated 450 km north of Bangkok and 300km south of Chiang Mai, it makes for an excellent multi-day trip from either of these two destinations.

The most famous part of Sukhothai is its historical park, which is a UNESCO-protected heritage site. The park is comprised of ancient ruins from the capital, dotted with classic Buddhist imagery and statues. In addition to the park, Sukhothai also houses the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Ramkhamhaeng National Park, Sri Satchanalai National Park, and The Royal Palace and Wat Mahathat. With a whole range of unique offerings, Sukhothai and its historical park is one destination in Thailand that culture and history buffs should not overlook.