Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand 30 Mar 2017
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A giant Buddha sits in Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand, illuminated as darkness falls. Sukhothai was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in northern Thailand in the 13th and 14th centuries. The town was slowly evacuated throughout the Burmese-Siamese War and finally abandoned in 1793.
193 ruins lay in the 70-kilometre square area of the Historical Park, including remains of the Royal Palace, 26 temples and ancient Buddha statues. A new city was created following Sukhothai’s abandonment, 12-kilmoetres to the east, called Sukhothai Thani. Tour around Sukhothai Historical National Park by foot or on a bicycle on Insight Guides’ Northern Thailand Explored trip.