Sukhothai, Dawn of Happiness
3 Days 2 Nights
TOUR CODE : SUK032


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.


Sukhothai Historical Park, The UNESCO World Heritage site of old Sukhothai lies to the west of the modern town.  It is a potent reminder of the ancient Sukhothai Kingdom which arose in the early 13th century from what had been a distant outpost of the Khmer Empire.  Under the leadership of King Ramkhamhaeng, the city came to dominate the central plains.

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.

 
 Tour Schedule

Day 1: Bangkok - Sukhothai
Your tour guide in purple and navy blue uniform will meet and greet at the hotel lobby.  Depart hotel for Phitsanulok, 377 km. drives from Bangkok, one of the most interesting provinces in the North and the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great.  Arrive Phitsanulok, visit Phar Sri Rattana Mahathat Temple, home to Phra Buddha Chinnaraj considered the country’s most beautiful Buddha image. 

Continue drives to Sukhothai, the first Kingdom of Thais in this Peninsula and established it as the capital in 1238 for approximately 120 years.  Transfer to hotel.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Sukhothai

Day 2: Sukhothai
After breakfast, visit Sukhothai Historical Park, visit  the ruins of the Royal Palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates, walls, moats, dams, ditches, ponds canals and the water dyke control system which was the magical and spiritual center of the Kingdom are now preserved and restored by the Fine Arts Department with the cooperation of UNESCO, not only with a view of fostering Thailand’s national identity but of safeguarding in fine example of mankind’s cultural heritage.

Afternoon, visit Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, on the bank of Yom River.  This ancient town formerly called “Muang Chaliang” was named “Sri Satchanalai” during the reign of Phra Ruang Dynasty when new administrative center was established to replace Chaliang.  Ruins of 134 monuments have been discovered within this park. The next visit at 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.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Sukhothai

Day 3: Sukhothai - Bangkok
After breakfast, depart hotel for smooth drive to Bangkok and enjoy the scenery of the country sites and embroider the impression you could bring back home.

Arrive Bangkok late afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

Thank you very much and see your smiles again soon

Tour Includes:
- Welcome Garland
- Natural Mineral Water and Cold Towel
- Private Car
- Transportation
- Travel Insurance Certificate
- Reliable First Class Services.
- Exclusive Professional Tour Guide
- Admission Fee
- Domestic Air Tickets
- Accommodation with Breakfast

Tour Excludes:
- Alcoholic Drinks and Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
- Extra Transportation

Accommodation:
Sukhothai: Tharaburi Resort
A King Size Bed in Tharaburi Suite Room including Breakfast