Located west of the King Ramkhamhaeng monument and situated on two connected islands surrounded by an ancient reservoir, this wat is simple yet beautiful.
This smaller site due west of Wat Mahathat is particularly photogenic at sunrise with the hills in the background that supposedly resemble a reclining Buddha.
A short walk southwest of Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Sawai was originally built by the Khmers as a shrine to Vishnu, Siva and other Hindu gods. Architecturally it resembles other regional Khmer monuments such as those at Phimai in northeast Thailand and Angkor in Cambodia.
Wat Mahathat was once the centre of the Sukhothai kingdom and remains the largest and arguably most impressive ruin within the park.
Opened in 1964, this museum contains a collection of artefacts, including ceramics, day to day items, ancient inscriptions and some of the more elaborate and well preserved stone carvings from the sites of Sukhothai.
The cradle of Thai civilization during the 13th and 14th centuries, the UNESCO world heritage-listed Sukhothai is Thailand's best historical park, at least in our humble opinion.