Sukhothai Historical Park thailand

Founded in the 12th century, Sukhothai (Dawning Lotus) was the first Thai kingdom to conquer most of the land within modern Thailand's borders.

Guided by leaders like Ramkamhaeng, now a revered figure, this was the kingdom where the Thai script was created and where a distinctive Thai culture first emerged.

What remains of the original capital of Sukhothai, featuring some of the most impressive ruins in Thailand, can be appreciated at the UNESCO World Heritage park that bears its name. And 75 km to the south, the related ruins at Kamphaeng Phet (Diamond City) take you off the tourist trail and into a languid Thai city spread out along the Ping River.

Family-friendly Thailand

An essential guide to family travel in Thailand

Thailand has been working hard in recent years to shed its reputation as a backpacker party hub, and reinventing itself for families and more discerning travellers. You’re probably familiar with the country’s main tourism hotspots; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the more famous islands. But there’s much more to Thailand than makes it into the travel brochures, and venturing just a few steps off the well-trodden path can be hugely rewarding...read more

Sukhothai Travel Companies

Red Lantern Journeys

Culture, culinary, and adventure tours in Asia
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Small group tour, Private guided tour
Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Caving, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Ziplining, Active, Walking, Biking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, Culinary, Food, Solo Travel

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

Our travel guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world’s best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.