Sangkalok Museum

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

Admire the beauties of artistic antiques

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.

Sankalok Musuem is a three-storey building whose ground floor displays varieties of celadon chinaware for religious purposes and interior decoration. There is a large amount of painted celadon pottery which reflects Thai ways of life, for instance, costumes, accessories, and currency exchange. There is also a display detailing the celadon process from manufacturing to exporting, including clay types, baking and coating stages. Floor plan leaflets and audio tours are provided on the ground floor. There are tour leaders available especially for group visits. The second floor exhibits masterpiece works from several kiln hubs. Most are Thai Lanna pottery, while others are foreign ones – such as Chinese or Vietnamese styles – found in Thailand. This presents the facts concerning international trade in former times.

Since the majority of the antiques stored here are celadon and pottery, the museum is considered the most complete museum dedicated to ceramics at the moment. To appreciate these celadon and other artifacts, imagination is equally important as the knowledge that the museum tries to pass on. These together definitely guarantee some enjoyable moments and learning experiences.