This will be another review where I intend the photos to do much of the speaking for me. The Sukhothai Historical Park is the UNESCO world heritage site covering the ruins of the temples and palaces from the 14th century when Sukhothai was a walled royal capital. It measures 2×1.6 km, and has many ruins within the central walls and in the surrounding area.
Many people choose to cycle around to make sure they see everything, and bike hire places are in abundance. They all seem to charge 50 baht, but you might be able to haggle. Each of the 5 sections of the park is meant to levy a 10 baht bike fee, plus the entrance fee is 100 baht per section. Both of these only seemed to be enforced rigorously at the walled city.
The main temple is called Wat Mahathat, and it’s probably in the best shape. Wat Si Sawai has a distinctive triple prang. Wat Sa Si is surrounded by water. Wat Tra Phang Ngoen has a stupa with a seated Buddha in front. Don’t worry, I won’t list all 200 temples!
I heard some people spend days at Sukhothai Historical Park, and, while I probably wouldn’t go much beyond half a day personally, I can see why they do. If you like temples and ruins, you should make the trip from Bangkok. We drove, but it’s possible to do it by air using AirAsia.
Address: Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai 64210