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SUKHOTHAI HISTORICAL PARK
SUKHOTHAI
 
LOCATION : Amphoe Mueang - Muang Kao District
  CONTACT : Sukhothai Historical Park Tel. 0 55 613241
Tourist Service Center. 0 55 613241 (with guide service for group tour)
  TIME : Daily 8.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.
 
 

          Sukhothai Kingdom is the old prosperous capital of Thailand which was founded in 1238 on the Northern region. Sukhothai historical park is the memorable place of Sukhothai Kingdom' s long history.

          There are magnificent ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates, walls, moats, dams, ditches, ponds, canals, and the water dyke system in the magical and spiritual center of the kingdom.

      The road leads through the city to the west pass the old city that offers the spectacular view of pagodas and temples ruin. There are 70 ancient ruins and architectures in the 5 km. radious out of the walls. The ruins are builted the promote Buddhism and Bhraminism.

      The historical park is preserved and restored by the Fine Arts Department and the cooperation of UNESCO as the world heritage site of mankind's cultural heritage.

      SUKHOTHAI CITY WALLS & GATES

      The Sukhothai city wall is a triple-leveled wall, lined rectangularly. Around the walls are moats. The wall lined north to south is about 2,000 m. long. The one lined at the west is long 1,600 m.

      There are 4 city gates. The northern gate is named "Pratu San Luang". Southern gate is "Pratu Namo" Eastern gate is ""Pratu Kamphaeng Hak Western gate is "Pratu Au".

  GETTING THERE
: Highway No. 1201, Highway No. 101
: Catch a "Muang Kao" Mini-Bus near the Yom River bridge (200 m. at the west, near the police booth). The bus available every 20 minutes, 6 am.-6 pm. Use same Mini-Bus to go from the historical park.

 
 

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