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Si Satchanalai

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  • Thailand's Si Satchanalai in a day
    3.5 stars

    Once an important satellite city of the ancient Sukhothai kingdom in north-central Thailand, the ruins of Si Satchanalai lie some 60 kilometres up the Yom River from modern “new” Sukhothai, and a day trip to Si Satch (as it’s known to locals) offers a mor ... read more

  • Si Satchanalai Historical Park
    4 stars

    Although the ancient ruins of Si Satchanalai don't quite stack up to the best Sukhothai has to offer, they are stunning in their own right. The park's quieter, more remote atmosphere adds a particular tranquility that's similar to the western zone of Sukhothai historical park. Si Satchanalai ... read more

  • Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang
    4 stars

    About two kilometres to the east of the "official" historical park, the Yom River oxbow wraps around Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Chaliang ("Wat Phra Si" for short) in a nearly 360 degree circle. With its majestic Khmer-built spire, massive stone Buddha image, smaller Buddha sculptures sheltered ... read more

  • Wat Choem Chuen archaelogical site
    3 stars

    Near Wat Phra Si on the way back to the historical park, the ruins of Wat Choem Chuen are best known for a nearby archaelogical site. It is there you can walk on a footbridge over excavated human skeletons from between the third and 11th centuries AD, which rest some seven to eight metres below ... read more

  • Thuriang Kilns
    3.5 stars

    Several ancient kilns that would have produced the area's famous Sawankhalok ceramics may be found a few kilometres due north of the historical park, scattered among picturesque villages. While some are little more than a few stones in a field, an excavation site at Ban Ko Noi allows visitors to ... read more

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