Temples of  Thailand - a photographic journey

Bangkok Area      Provinces: Central    North    North-East   West   South  East

 

Wat Chana Songkram

Wat Mahathat

Wat Si Sawai

Wat Traphang Ngoen

Wat Sra Si

Wat Sorasak

Wat Traphang Tong

Wat Saphan Hin

Wat Sri Chum

Wat Phra Phai Luang

Wat Mai

Wat Traphang Pan

Wat Tra Kuan

Wat Son Khao

 

 

Sukhothai, which literally means "Dawn of Happiness" with an area of 6,596 sq.km., is about 427 km (267 miles) north of Bangkok and was founded in 1238. Sukhothai was the capital of the Thai Empire for approximately 140 years. Today 193 temples are excavated and partly reconstructed.

Old Sukhothai is a very quiet town with almost no hotels but with a great way to experience life in a Thai village. It is possible to rent bicycles in order to reach the temples outside the city wall and with some luck (and some Thai language skills) one can meet some of the locals. Most tourists stay in New Sukhothai, about 12 km to the East.

 

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