Baan Had Soong

The 70 square Kilometers of Sukothai Historical Park or “Muang Kao” (called locally) is full of the remains of the civilization that developed during the Sukothai era (founded 1238). Sukothai used to be the capital of Thailand, nowadays it is known as a popular tourists stop. Sukothai province was designated a World Heritage site in 1991. Read more

Sankalok Museum is a private museum that collects and exhibits important pieces of celadon from various sources along with descriptions of their history and significance. Apart from the collection of celadon found in Sukhothai, there are more from other provinces such as, Wiang Kalong kiln in Chiang Rai, kilns in Lam Phun and Chiang Mai, as well as some from abroad like China, Vietnam, etc. Sangkalok Musuem is located on Liang Muang Road, Ban Lum sub district, Muang district. From the roundabout in Sukhothai center, drive along Sri Indrathit Road passing the district office until you reach a massive T-junction. Then turn left to enter Singhawat Road and keep going. Turn left at the intersection and you will find yourself on the bypass road. Now drive for another 200 meters to find the museum on your left. Alternatively, there is a bus service that will take you there. Read more

Chang Lom temple is situated at the foot of the Phanom Phloeng mountain range. Parts of a message engraved on King Ram Kamhaeng’s stone inscription indicates that, “…in 1892, the year of the pig, there was a command to unearth the Lord Buddha’s relics. The worship and sacrifice lasted for a month and six days. Then the relics were installed in the city of Sri Satchanalai with great respect. It took twelve months for the construction of the pagoda to be completed, and another six months for the surrounding wall.” Scholars hypothesize that the pagoda mentioned must be the principle pagoda in Chang Lom temple. Read more

Sai Roong Waterfall is very high. The white of the water contrasting with the green of the forest can be seen from afar especially in the rainy season. The water source comes from the Kao Luang peak in the area of Ramkamhaeng National Park. Read more

The Thai Puan villagers at Baan Had Soong still have the old cultural idea of “women weave, men forge”. The weaving of Baan Had Soong is very popular especially for its unique patterns. Tourists who visit Sukothai should not miss seeing the process of weaving Pha Sine Teen Chok. Read more

Wat Sirikhetkiri is situated near the mountain that leads to the Paa Ka National Park, starting from Amphur Muang along the 12 highway for around 15 kilometers then turn right to the 1113 highway til the Sarnjit junction. Read more

Explore the way of living and the weaving of Pha Sin Teen Chok.

The Thai Puan villagers at Baan Had Soong still have the old cultural idea of “women weave, men forge”. The weaving of Baan Had Soong is very popular especially for its unique patterns. Tourists who visit Sukothai should not miss seeing the process of weaving Pha Sine Teen Chok.

Had Soong Village is separated from Tambol Had Siew by the Yom River. All the houses are still preserved in the old Thai style and most families have looms in their houses. If tourists visit, they will see the elderly weaving in almost every house. During the daytime, the women go to school or work and in the evening they come back home to embroider patterns on the textile. On weekends, they usually spend all their free time sewing. Tourists can also ask about information about the textiles from the villagers here.

If tourists have a chance to visit during a religious festival, they will be able to see the traditional Thai dressing styles such as women wearing Pha Sin Teen Chok or men wearing blue pants called Sai Chong with a white or colored shirt and loincloth. There are also parades taking place around the village.

Nine patterns of Teen Chok by Puan Had Siew villagers

Sin is a kind of cloth that was weaved into a shape of a sack. Teen Chok has many different patterns woven at the hem and attached to the sin and called Sin Teen Chok. There are nine basic patterns called Kao Nuay, each Nuay (unit) has its own uniqueness. Nowadays, there are also other textiles such as different colors of loincloth. Tourists can find different kinds of local textile at Baan Had Soong and Had Siew.