Gary Arndt

Next in my series of under visited places is Sukhothai! 🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭
Sukhothai is the former imperial capital of the Sukhothai Empire. The ruins of the capital can be found in the historical park of the same name just outside of the modern city of Sukhothai.
Sukhothai is located approximately halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Despite being situated between two of the most popular destinations in Thailand, Sukhothai gets very few visitors in comparison. Most people either fly or take a train, which skips Sukhothai entirely.
It is really too bad because Sukhothai is an amazing place. I’ve often described it as a smaller, cleaner version of Angkor, Cambodia. There are almost 200 ruins spread over 70 square kilometers. There are very few visitors to the park and you can stroll about the grounds historical park is which only a few square kilometers.
The park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the most significant historical sites in Thailand. It think it is a superior visit to Ayutthaya which is usually crowded with visitors on day trips from Bangkok.
When I visited I pretty much had the park to myself. You can walk amongst the temple ruins or you can rent a bike. They have paved paths that you can ride on.
The easiest way to get to Sukhothai is either by bus or train, from Bangkok or Chiang Mai. I recommend people stop here if they are going between the two cities as it is one place in the country which should not be missed.
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Yes! We visited back in 2001. The bike ride. The Buddhas and lotus. The immense scale. Yes. Would love to go back. Angkor Wat made my jaw drop in awe but Sukhothai is far more enjoyable.




Definitely one of the most beautiful and peaceful places that I've visited, breathtaking. Thanks for sharing all these undervisited destinations


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Incredible! 🙌










I come from thailand


Looks so huge 😍😍


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Too nice


@jessbrodie I’m glad you did. More people should.


@mariolorentz the best places are not always the busiest


@adtcharu not there right now, but thanks!


@anjasandreidcph I’d love to go back


I agree. I love visiting the historical park in Sukhothai. Been there several times 😊


Welcome to Thailand 😊


I hope you visit Wat Si Chum


This is beautiful ❤️


It's a beautiful contry


This is amazing, thanks for sharing. I think it's cool to explore places that are not well-known.


The walking buddha ❤️❤️❤️


Sukhothai is phenomenal! I am so glad I took a solo trip there!


@tizereyes it does take some effort


Love this place!


Was there last year. Really beautiful...


Lovely place! I had an adventure on the local buses to get there from Kanchanaburi.

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