Historic Sukhothai

We spent the day doing what tourists do—touring the UNESCO world heritage site, Sukhothai Historic Park containing the ruins of what was once the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries. We toured in the morning, marvelling at the complexity, and enormity of the structures. Because we went in the early part of the day there weren’t too many tourists and it was cooler. We noticed three monks together who also appeared to be visiting the site. It seemed uniquely interesting among all these ancient Buddhist fixtures to witness those three monks taking selfies in front of Buddha with their smartphones.

Deana splurged for an hour long Thai massage ($12), we all frolicked in the pool, revisited the Historical Park at sunset then ate at a fancypants restaurant and spent the most we’ve ever spent on a meal. ($16 for two of us–including beer). (Deana spent more—cuz she had some wine).

We have noticed that despite the reported increase in tourism since COVID, hotels are still have a lot of vacancy, so reservations don’t really seem to be required. And it means we mostly get the pool to ourselves!

A most excellent day it was!

Posted in Thailand 2023, Uncategorized.


  1. Glad you got to explore those great ruins! Good to hear it is now an UNESCO World Heritage site. The first time I went it was 2 Baht admission! And only a few visitors.

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