A couple of years ago, I had the privilege to travel to North Thailand through a group tour because I won an all inclusive holidays through a blogging contest. Oh, that was indeed such a wonderful experience. I felt a bit ‘weird’ during the first couple of days because it was my first time to travel alone (without my HUbby and kids) but thank God that the people in my tour group were all so kind and friendly.
Sukhothai Historical Park was one of the places we toured. This historical park is situated in Sukhothai Province. A small province but rich in culture and history. The park was huge and we had to ride a bicycle to tour around it. It covers the ruins of the Ancient Sukhothai Kingdom. In 1991, this was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The following ruins can be found in the park.
The Royal Palace
The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
The Ramkhamhaeng Monument
Wat Si Sawai
Wat Traphang Ngoen
Wat Traphang Thong
Wat Chana Songkhram,
Wat Sa Si
San Ta Pha Daeng (the Deity Shrine)
I couldn’t help but imagine how their lives were like the times when the Sukhothai Kingdom was on its golden age during the reign of King Ramkhanghaeng.
How to get to Sukhothai from Bangkok:
By Bus: Go to Northern Bus Terminal. Air-con and non aircon buses leave daily.
By Train: Go by train to Phitasanulok, then ride a local bus to Sukhothai ( about 50 kms.)
By Plane: Bangkok Airways fly from Bangkok once per day at 8:20 AM