Sukhothai Private Tour: in and around the Kingdom of Dawn of Happiness
The history of old Sukhothai's ancient capital city reaches back about onr thousend years. Known as the capital of the first independent kingdom of thailand the Dawn of Happiness. it can give you much more the a visit of ancient ruins. Our ptivate heritage program is recommended to those who would like to get to know the history of ancient Thailand in a greater depth and discover the true wonders of the Kingdom of Dawn of Happiness...
Ramkhamhaeng National Park in Sukhothai province is around 3345 square-kilometers of peaceful countryside, mountains (the Khao Luang mountains - the highest peak is 1,200 meters above sea level), rivers, waterfalls (including Sai Rung waterfall - 100 meters high), forests (mainly deciduous trees), caves (Taam Pra Mae Ya cave) and wildlife including deer, bears, wild pigs, monkeys, gibbons, squirrels, and of course a variety of birds - including owls, hawks and kingfishers.
Dawn of Happiness
A visit to Sukhothai wouldn’t complete without a visit to the historical site of the ancient Sukhothai City, to discover the history of the former capital city of Siam. The 70-square-meter park houses remaining structures of what used to be palaces, temples and homes. If you don’t have the whole day to explore the area, don’t miss to gaze the beauty of main attractions such as WatMahathat and Wat Si Chum and imagine to its glory days.
Ancient ceramic ware
Sangkhalok is the name of ceramic wares produced in the old city of Sukhothai. The museum displays the collection of Sangkhalok and ceramic wares produced some 700 years ago in the Lanna Kingdom.
The collection includes lamps, bowls, figurines and even water pipes used in the city’s irrigation system. There are some beautiful examples of northern Thai Lanna pottery as well as pieces from Burma, China and Vietnam.
3000 relics of History
The mandate of the museum is to collect and display art and archaeological objects found during excavations and restorations of monuments in the ancient cities of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai area.
mora than 3,000 items, mostly ceramics and Buddha images are the collections of this museum. The Sukhothai wares excavated in the ancient cities of Sukhothai and the other related wares found together.
Si Satchanalai NP
Ancient city by the river
Si Satchanalai Historical Park, is situated on the bank of the Yom River. Mainly of the place of worship structures in this Historical Park were raised for the period of the Kingdom of Sukhothai era. Important ancient monuments are contained within the old city walls and outside the city walls. A feature of Sukhothai temple structural design is the lotus-bud pagoda. However at Sukhothai also Sri Lanka and Srivijaya type memorials are present.
Wat Chang Lom
Temple of 39 Elephants
This enormous pagoda of red clay laterite brick is built in a spherical shape on a three-step square base. The first level comprises of high relief sculptures of thirty-nine elephants made of laterite soil, with a lamppost soaring between each of the elephants. The second base is a circumambulation space surrounded by a rail of laterite balustrades. The third, which is attached to the pagoda, houses a small shrine holding the Buddha images created during the reign of King Ram Kanhaeng.
Sukhothai Travel and Programmes
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The history of old Sukhothai's ancient capital city reaches back about onr thousend years. Known as the capital of the first independent kingdom of thailand the Dawn of Happiness. it can give you much more the a visit of ancient ruins.
Our private heritage program is recommended to those who, beyond the standard trips to the usual tourist centres of Thailand would like to see something more. To those who would like to get to know the history of ancient Thailand in a greater depth and discover the true wonders of the Kingdom of Dawn of Happiness. Everyone is interested in different programs and sights, so it is better if we sit together and compile a programme that suits Your needs and interests the best. Therefore our trips have only two fix points. Departure from your hotel in the morning and the arrival back to hotel in the late afternoon.
Feel free to ask any questions! We together will compile a programme that can make your Sukhothai visit really joyful and memorable.
Wat Si Chum
Temple of the Bodhi Tree
Wat Si Chum - the temple of the bodhi tree - is a 13th C temple. The buddha image is covered in stucco and is seated inside a square brick Mandala building with a tapering wall structure which opens in the center of the top. The roof of the mondop has disintegrated exposing an enormous seated stucco Buddha over 11 metres in width called Phra Achana. The mondop is 32 metres square, 15 metres high and the walls are 3 metres thick.
Wat Maha That
Buddha's Great Relics
“Wat Prang”, as it’s called by the locals, dates from the early 13th century, making it one of the oldest temples in the Si Satchanalai area. The large corn-cob prang is a strong clue that the temple was started by the Khmers, but it was expanded and modified all through the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods. The temple is arranged in a linear plan running from east to west. At the eastern end is the ordination hall, a modern building built on the foundations of a much older structure.
Wat Chedi Jet Taew
Temple of 7 rows of Chedis
This temple is located opposite to Wat Chang Lom. The important constructions in this temple are the main Chedi with lotus shape top, a Viharn and 33 subordinate Chedis. A demarcation wall surrounded all the constructions. A temple ditch originally surrounded the whole building complex. The temple had been called Wat Chedi Jet Thaew which means the temple with 7 rows of Chedis, because there are many subordinate Chedis here. The subordinate Chedis are quite famous. These bear various styles of art such as Lankan, Pagan, and Srivijaya. The late Prince Damrongjanuphap suggested that this might be the temple where the remains of the Sukhothai royal family were kept.