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Sukhothai Province Page 4, Sukhothai Historical Park and ruins

Wat Mahathat is the largest temple with a customary main Chedi in lotus bud shape and

an eight metre  high Buddha  image.  It is located in the  middle of town that reflects

the prosperity of the Sukhothai architecture within the monastery are housed Phra Rattana

Chedi, the pagoda of the temple, which was erected on the Charot Withithong Rd. The

museum collection includes gifts from the ex abbot of  Wat Ratchathani and art objects

unearthed in  Sukhothai  and nearby  provinces, so if  everyone is interested in art objects,

Monument of Phor Khun Ramkamhaeng museum is a good place to visit.

 

Si Satchanalai historical park is registered by the UNESCO as a world’s heritage site like Sukhothai historical park. It is situated at Kaeng Luang in Tambon Sri Sachanalai, Amphur Sri Sachanalai, about 52 kilometres away from town centre. It was formerly called Muang Chaliang; the name changed to Si Satchanalai during the reign of Phra Ruang when a

new administrative centre was established to replace Chaliang. Ruins of 134 monuments have been

discovered within the park. Si Sachanalai National Park was proclaimed a national park on 8 May, 1981.

With a total area of 213 square kilometres in Amphoe Si Satchanalai and Amphoe Thung Saliam of

Sukhothai Province, Si Satchanalai National Park offers trekking routes through waterfalls and caves.

There is Tad Dao Waterfall, originated from the Tha Pae stream. The 30 metre high fall is wonderful,

ideal for rest and relaxation. Thara Wasan Cave, blessed with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, is located about 1.5 km away from the park's office. Wildlife is found here, including hundreds of thousands of bats. Tad Duan Waterfall, situated about 500 meters away form the office of the park, is ideal for swimming.

 

Sangkhalok Museum  is located within Mueang Ake Plaza, Thanon By pass, just 12 kilometres off the old city. The museum displays more than 2,000 pieces of Sangkhalok ceramic wares collected from various sources both locally and internationally.

 

The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum  houses many artefacts found from archaeological excavations in Sukhothai, as well as those donated by the locals. The museum is divided into three premises: the Lai Sue Thai Chet Roi Pi Memorial Building, Museum Building, and Outdoor Museum.

 

Sawankhaworanayok National Museum It is 38 kilometres from Sukhothai and two kilometres further on a road on the left. The museum was open in 1984, and features sculptural art from various periods; the most interesting being

Sangkhalok crockery from the Sukhothai era and Sangkhlalok items retrieved from sunken vessels in the

Gulf of Thailand. The museum is open daily except Mondays, Tuesdays, and public holidays,From 8.30 a.m

- 4 p.m. Admission is 30 Baht per person.For more information, call 0 5564 1571  0 5564 1571 0 5564 3166   

0 5564 3166   

 

 

Sukhothai Province Page 5, Historical Sites and Museums,
Sukhothai Province Page 6, Phra Mae Ya Shrine, Fish Museum, Wat Si Chum,