Sukhothai city is the historical capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom, and modern-day capital of Sukhothai Province, Thailand.

Sukhothai Historical Park

Famous for its historical ruins, Sukhothai is a popular waypoint for travelers between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Besides the temples and buddha statues, Sukhothai is a pleasant provincial town with the rural vistas, great food and friendly smiles that you generally expect traveling in Thailand.

Sukhothai Historical Park

The Sukhothai Historical Park is divided into 5 zones, each zone is separately ticketed. If you have limited time, the central zone is the highlight and is walkable if you drive to the ticket office. The central zone has a museum, and bicycle hire is available.

Wat Mahathat

Buddha statue at Sukhothai Historical Park
Wat Mahathat at Sukhothai Historical Park

King Ramkhamhaeng Monument

King Ramkhamhaeng Monument at Sukhothai Historical Park

Wat Si Sawai

Wat Si Sawai at Sukhothai Historical Park

The northern zone includes the spectacular Wat Si Chum, which is well worth a visit if you have enough time.

Getting around the Historical Park

Tram at Sukhothai Historical Park
Golf Carts at Sukhothai Historical Park

Where to stay in Sukhothai?

The Sukhothai Historical Park is located about 15km to the west of the city proper. With accommodation available around the historical park, it is much better to stay close to the ruins.

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Old City Boutique House

Simple and clean with great location in the old city

Legendha Sukhothai Hotel

Relax in Comfort a short drive from the monuments

Sukhothai Tour Itineraries

It is possible to visit Sukhothai as part of an overnight tour from Chiang Mai, or as part of a one-way itinerary between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Transport Services in Sukhothai

If you plan to travel to Sukhothai independently, train and bus options are limited at this time. There are some taxi/van service from Chiang Mai.

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Flight Chiang Mai - Sukhothai ฿ 2,317 4h 50m – 7h 10m
  •   Economy 10:10, 12:00
Bus Chiang Mai - Sukhothai ฿ 570 5h 30m
  •   Express 12:50, 15:00
Taxi Chiang Mai - Sukhothai ฿ 4,400–9,081 4h – 5h 30m
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Luxury SUV
  •   Comfort Car
  •   Van 9pax
  •   Economy
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
  •   Comfort
  •   Economy 2pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
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