Chang Lom temple

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

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.

This enormous pagoda of red clay laterite brick is built in a spherical shape on a three-step square base. The first level comprises of high relief sculptures of thirty-nine elephants made of laterite soil, with a lamppost soaring between each of the elephants. The second base is a circumambulation space surrounded by a rail of laterite balustrades. The third, which is attached to the pagoda, houses a small shrine holding the Buddha images created during the reign of King Ram Kanhaeng. At the front entrance, there are stairs ascending to a circumambulation space and the pagoda on the top. Close together stretches a low wall that encircles the principle pagoda. There are entrances at the front and rear, but the ones at each side are not real. The area beyond the wall includes the platform of the grand assembly hall, ruins of stupas, and another assembly hall of a smaller size. Archaeologists assume that previously the broad pathway to the assembly hall and the principle pagoda must have been paved with laterite brick because during the first restoration in 1957 they found a considerable number of those bricks scattering around the ground by the assembly hall.