Let us find out more about Sukhothai, one of the great places to explore in Northern Thailand. This city is home to some of the greatest ancient ruins to tour around making it a UNESCO World Heritage city. Find out the list of ruins that you can explore in and around Sukhothai Historical Park by reading more below!
Located in the central zone of the old walled town, Wat Mahathat is one of the most important temples in the whole park. In addition, it is considered as the most popular temple compound in Sukhothai Historical Park since it is also located next to the Royal Palace. At first, it was just a small temple but it was renovated resulting in enlargement by different kings.
WAT SA SI
A hundred meters North West of Wat Mahathat is Wat Sa Si. It is located on a little island with lotus flowers filling the small lakes around it. This place is hard to miss since it is practically located also in the center and it is also known as “Sacred Pond Monastery”.
WAT SI SAWAI
Wat Si Sawai is another temple located in the central zone of Sukhothai Historical Park, southwest of Wat Mahathat near Namo Gate. This temple is a well-preserved triple lotus chedi, known as one of the park’s oldest temples. Furthermore, it is also known as Wat Sri Savaya that is believed to be found during the end of the 12th century or early 13th century.
WAT SI CHUM
Wat Si Chum is one of the two temples located in the north part of the park. In addition, it is one of the most distinct ones in the whole complex since it is where the famous seated Buddha enclosed by a square temple is located. Due to its popularity, it is one of the most photographed places in the park.
WAT SAPHAN HIN
A quiet ancient ruin located in a more remote area in the west part is Wat Saphan Hin. Furthermore, this temple is small and on top of a hill. Moreover, it is known for its 12-meter high standing Buddha image. As a matter of fact, the meaning of its name translates to the ‘temple of the stone bridge’. This is because of the stone path that leads to the temple. Most importantly, the spectacular view around that surrounds the area is worth the climb.
FLIGHTS TO SUKHOTHAI
Indeed, Sukhothai is one of the best places to visit in Thailand so don’t miss the chance. So, for flights to Sukhothai, visit Bangkok Airways for direct flights with full service!