The 13th C fortified city of Sukhothai is a World Heritage Site as nominated by UNESCO.
This together with the adjoining ancient wiang cities of Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet are major tourist attractions in Thailand.
Today what remains of these three cities are the remains of city moats and walls, ruins [ monuments ] in brick and laterite of palaces and monasteries, lakes and waterways and military ramparts.
Sukhothai Historical Park covers 70 square Kilometers with 193 ruins.
The major Sukhothai monuments are detailed in the sub links. Thailandsworld. com has allocated them according to their location as being, within the walled City moat, North of Sukhothai city walls, South of the walls, East of the walls and West of the city walls.
Wat Mahathat Seated Buddha Statue
Inside The Walled City Of Sukhothai
The ancient Sukhothai City walls consist of three concentric earthen
banks, the in between spaces from which the earth was dug were
originally moats. The eastern and western walls are 1,400 meters long
and the southern and northern walls are 1,810 meters long. Each of the
four walls has a gateway. These are made of laterite. The moats were
supplied with water from the nearby Mae Ramphan Canal. Inside the walls
are the ruins of 21 different monasteries or other buildings and 4
reservoirs. The art and architecture styles reflect the original Khmer,
Mon, Sinhalese and finally Tai influences.
Inside the city walls the major Sukhothai monuments are:
Wat Mahathat [ pictured above ]
Wat Traphang Ngon
Wat Si Sawai
Wat Traphang Thong [ pictured top left ]
Important Sukhothai History, Art and Culture Topics