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[Photos] Sukhothai, Thailand's ancient capital [Copy link] 中文

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Sukhothai was the capital of Thailand from 1238 until 1438 and features the Sukhothai Historical Park, which was unaffected by last year's floods. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples and historical monuments.

If you get there early enough you’ll enjoy the golden morning light and have the park to yourself, which makes for an incredible photo opportunity. The best way to tour the ruins in and outside the city walls is to rent a bicycle or a motorbike, which also gives you a chance to see the scenic countryside surrounding the old town. Bike rentals are available at the park gates.
Wat Sa Si is reflected in a moat surrounding the old town of Sukhothai.jpg
the largest and principal temple of the Sukhothai Kingdom.jpg
The best time to visit Sukhothai Historical is right when it opens at 6am.jpg
Sunset at the entrance of the Sukhothai Historical Park.jpg
Buddhists pay their respects to the seated Buddha at Wat Trapang Ngoen.jpg
Buddhist monks examine the craftsmanship of Wat Mahathat.jpg
A Sinhalese-style chedi at Wat Sa Si.jpg
A seated Buddha is reflected in a lotus pool at Wat Mahathat.jpg
A seated Buddha at Wat Trapang Ngoen.jpg
A seated Buddha at Wat Trapang Ngoen in the early morning light.jpg
A seated Buddha at Wat Sa Si at sunrise.jpg
A cardinal point is reflected in a lotus pool at Wat Mahathat.jpg
A Buddhist monk takes a photo of the seated Buddha at Wat Trapang Ngoen.jpg

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