Historical Park Sukhothai is formed on the site of the ancient capital of the kingdom of Sukhothai, which existed in the XIII-XIV centuries. The city was surrounded by a rectangular shape Sukhothai airport around the perimeter of several moats and city walls (north and south wall by 2 km, East and West by 1.6 km). The moat and the mound for the walls have been preserved in our days, and they look very big, considering that in those days building technology was very scarce.
The ruins of the old town (protected by UNESCO) are located 12 km from the city in the historical reserve (Sukhothai Historical Park) near Sukhothai airport. They give a vivid picture of the past glory of the ancient capital. In the plan, it is a rectangle, walled on each side of which there are gates: the northern – Sanluang, south – Namo, East – West and Kamphaeng – He. The length of the northern and southern walls – 2 km, west and east – 1.6 km. Within the city Sukhothai airport walls are 4 ponds. Recovered and restored portions of the vast territory (70 sq. km) of the reserve are in excellent condition, with the gardens and ponds caring gardeners Brigade. At the entrance is Ramkamhenga Museum and Sukhothai airport, where all the items found during the excavations are kept.
Flourished in Sukhothai architecture and applied arts in Thailand are considered the best of the period. In particular, architectural style of that tome is original fusion of different Asian traditions, gradually gained unique elements, putting a stamp of originality on the image of Sukhothai. Artisans, moldings of which decorate the temples, also weren’t remained behind. Unfortunately, the past century only preserved ancient ruins of Buddhist temples, royal palaces, moats, city gates, walls, ponds, dams, canals.
Twelve kilometers from the ruins of the old times is a modern city – the namesake of its ancient predecessor. For tourists the true heir Sukhothai only seen the base camp, where it is convenient to visit the ruins every day. As befits a tourist center, a new town has a café, clean guest houses, restaurants, Sukhothai airport.