I visited this park just after New Years with the family. It was quite warm at 10 am so we decided to pay for a driver. He drove an electric golf buggy around all the essential stops. Also available were Model T style drive yourself rentals. The entrance fee was very affordable, even for foreigners.
The central city of Sukhothai lies twenty kilometers to the east. The Historical park itself is located on the east of a mountain. Located here, you will find all the luxury resorts, fine dining restaurants, and massage businesses.
The park, with its prestigious Wat Mahathat, was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom between the 13th and 14th centuries.
Located within the park are 26 temples and one Royal Palace. The most impressive and famous temple in the park is the ‘Mahathat Temple,’ ‘Wat Mahathat,’ or ‘Temple of the Great Relic.’ The main stupa was built in 1345, bordered by eight smaller stupas in eight different directions.
This lovely 1.2-mile rectangle World Heritage Site is only three to four hours’ drive from Chiang Mai.
Would I Visit Again?
Yes. I want to go back and spend two days there investigating the ruins more in-depth.