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
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. At Sarnjit junction, turn left along the 1294 highway for around 5 kilometers and the temple is on the right side. The distance is around 55-60 kilometers altogether.
Wat Sirikhetkiri is located among the hills and trees which really contrast with the white color decoration inside the temple. Inside the temple, there is a beautiful Buddha statue of Somdet Ong Prathom, which is believed to be the first statue in the world built in the nirvana posture. On another hilltop not far from the hall, is the place where Pra Puttachaimongkolmunee, the white Buddha image, is enshrined. It is believed that whoever comes to worship this Buddha image will receive eternal happiness.