A Day Excursion by Air - Sukhothai
One Day Tour
TOUR CODE : ODT-SUK
Sukhothai, means Dawn of Happiness, 427 km (267 miles) north of Bangkok and was founded in the year 1238 A.D. Sukhothai, was the first Kingdom of the Thais in this Peninsula. There were a total of eight Kings ruled Sukhothai, the Thailand s first great King was Pho Khun Ramkhamhaeng. A major achievement of King Ramkhamhaeng was the revision of various forms of Khmer alphabets into a system suitable for the writing of Thai words. The alphabet that he invented in 1283 was essentially the same as that in use today. He also promoted religion and culture through his efforts, Buddhism made headway among the people. In spirational faith gave birth to classic forms of Thai religious arts. Images of the Lord Buddha sculpture during the Sukhothai Era are cultural treasures which impart a feeling of peace and serenity.
Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, its ruins lie on the right bank of the Yom River, one of the best examples of a Thai muang, it was laid out along fixed cosmological lines – temple complexes lay at its heart, surrounded by city walls, rivers and forest. It is considered by many historians to be the apogee of Thai city planning.
Ruin of Old Celadon Factor,
a site where Sukhothai celadons were made. Each kiln is divided into 3
sections: the fire area, the pottery baking oven and the flue. The
pottery found here is usually decorated by 3 different painted designs
on their bottom: a disc, a fish and a flower. Fort-nine kilns and small
edifices are visible. To the north a pond has been dug into stone.