Sukhothai Historical Park
The main reason for visiting Sukhothai is to visit the historical park located a few kilometers to the West of the new Sukhothai city. Sukhothai historical park is home to some of the most impressive temple remains in Thailand, illustrating the proud history of the former capital before it was destroyed by Burmese invaders.
Wat Mahathat - is the central feature of the historical park with several remaining Buddha statues surrounded by chedi.
Ram Khamhaeng Monument - a monument to King Ram Khamhaeng, the King who devised the Thai script.
Wat Si Sawai - a spectacular Khmer style temple with 3 towers surrounded by a moat.
Wat Mai - the 'new' temple, which is mostly now ruins near the entrance to the historical park.
Wat Si Chum - Wat Si Chum isn't inside the main moat of the historical park, but it is just outside to the north and well worth the excursion. A stunning Buddha statue in a square building which can be viewed through a narrow entrance on approach.