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Source of national heritage, the Thai alphabet, the best Loy Krathong celebration, firm foundation of Buddhism, fine Teen Jok cloth, ancient chinaware, holy Pho Khun (Ramkhamhaeng’s mother), dawn of happiness.Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai, which literally means “Dawn of Happiness”, was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom and enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored, and Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see for all travelers. Sukhothai became an independent kingdom when two princes-Pho Khun Pha Muang and Pho Khun Bang Klang Hao combined their forces and drove the Khmers out of Sukhothai, then a major frontier post of the Angkor Empire.One of Thailand’s finest warriors, King Ramkhamhaeng, second son of Pho Khun Bang Klang Haok, made Sukhothai a powerful and extensive kingdom that even established direct political relations with China. Returning from the funeral of Emperor Kublai Khan, King Ramkhamhaeng brought back Chinese artisans who taught the art of pottery to the Thais. While visitors are eager to pick up today’s Sangkhalok Pottery, antique examples of such are eagerly sought by collectors.King Ramkhamhaeng also promoted religion and culture, and through his efforts Buddhism flourished among the population. Inspirational faith gave birth to classic forms of Thai religious arts; images of the Lord Buddha sculptured during the Sukhothai Era are cultural treasures that impart a feeling of peace and serenity.A total of eight kings ruled Sukhothai but the gradual decline of Sukhothai occurred during the reigns of the last two kings. The end of this first Thai kingdom occurred in 1365 when it became a vassal state of Ayutthaya, a rising power to the south. Sukhothai, which literally means “Dawn of Happiness”, may be the most romantic of all former Thai capital cities. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored, and Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see for all travelers, particularly in the evening when the graceful Buddha images are illuminated by lights, while exploring the grassy, tree lined park via bicycle, or most spectacularly, during the Loy Krathong festival, when hundreds of candle-powered, floating lanterns are released into the sky. King Ramkhamhaeng, who reigned over Sukhothai’s golden age promoted religion and culture, and brought Chinese artisans back to the city to teach his people the art of pottery. Visitors can visit villages still engaged in the production of Sangkhalok Pottery as well as Hat Siao cloth, named for the village in Si Satchanalai district, just north of Sukhothai town. This famous hand-woven cloth is produced not far from Si Satchanalai Historical Park, where the ruins of another important historical city can be explored.

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Phra Mae Ya .

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Located in front of City Hall along the Yom River in Sukhothai Road Nikornkasem the god of Sukhothai. This court is enshrined in the spirit of King Ramkhamhaeng and idol, the maternal grandmother. Made with a stone idol, his face long Prahnu fomenting the Ektumala long adorned the robes of a queen high, one meter shrine maternal grandmother, presumably built during the reign of King Ramkhamhaeng. Tiger is dedicated to the Mother of the so-called “Phra Mae Ya” because King Ramkhamhaeng called mother, “Lady” and the venerable King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai, always with the Father. And he called his mother “the maternal grandmother” Originally Shrine enshrined on maternal grandmother and his maternal grandmother. Have shed a stone cliff sun and rain protection. Later, the province was brought enshrined in the new city. By a court in front of the town hall as today. And by the end of February each year is celebrated at Shrine of Our Lady Mother called “the maternal grandmother”.

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Rainbow Falls .

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Hiking Waterfall
Rainbow Falls is a waterfall that is very high. Visible from afar, the white wire to cut down forest green in the rainy season. The four-story waterfall that is the highest. Waterfall upstream from Mount Royal. In the area of ​​transportation. Ramkhamhaeng.

Location and Travel .
From the intersection. Khirimat ran south on Highway 101 to the province of Kamphaeng Phet, about 14 km to the km. 400 to the intersection with the police a new home. Charoenphon at the crossroads Turn right and follow the signs to the falls about 9 km to the intersection fountain. Turn right and follow signs for approximately 4 km to the protection unit Bosch. Of gravel is switching some asphalt. No bus access

What is interesting .
From SR Bosch. Walk through woods along a path about 300 meters. Then the transition to the gravel along the waterfall. Through mixed Afzelia xylocarpa teak doors are lined walk for about 500 meters.’ll Find a waterfall at first, a little waterfall height of 3-4 m., Walk along the red sandstone pieces for about 50 hours.’ll Find a waterfall. The second stream falls over a large rock. There is a small pool at the bottom, but not suitable for swimming. Walking through the steep slab to 150 m. To meet with the White River nearly 50 m. Wide and almost 20 meters. Flowing from the sandstone cliffs. A pool of approximately 20 m. You can swim. But be careful because the water is very strong. The basin is filled with stones.
At this point do not see the waterfall at four to climb the right hand side of the waterfall 3 thus overlooking the waterfall at 4 and then have to cross the river and walk another 200 m., You will find the waterfall. 4 higher than 70 m. wide and 20 m. water splashed down from the summit. This layer is wide basin, almost 30 m. Deep, not much can swim. But be careful of the rocks as well.
All paths to walk along the rocks in a stream. And a steep rise indefinitely. For the young, the strength is still good. But be careful and watch out for slippery rocks with cataract. The heavy rains should not be playing. The ideal months to visit is during October – November of drought less water.

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Sukhothai Historical Park .

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A historical park in Thailand located in the district of Sukhothai. District of Sukhothai Sukhothai All historic exploration has already discovered 204 of 215 tombs, including focusing measured. Barbecue and antique chinaware

Current estimates from the Department of Arts. It has been expanded from its original state, remains less than that. Maintaining the complete history of the city landscape.

On 12 December 2534, Sukhothai Historical Park in Sukhothai with. And Carson Is honored to be registered as World Heritage by UNESCO organization. Under ‘ “Historic Town of Sukhothai and the Acropolis” (Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns).

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Ratchaworawihan .

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Located at Moo 6 Tambon district of Sukhothai, Sukhothai. Sukhothai The current status of the Temple The temple is classy. Ratchaworawihan species [1] Under the Maha Nikai.
      There is no evidence to establish the exact But then looking at the archaeological evidence. This measure between the Khmer power was about 800 years ago, at least. This fact may be due to age any more because of the location of the temple is a center of the community or city, this area is Echliyong, the town is alive with contemporary era Thawarawadi.

This measure is a key measure of Echliyong. The evidence in the stone inscription at one and the Thon Buri. When King Taksin came to quell the rally Fang City Sawangkhaburi. Then came the celebration relics Echliyong this. And this is also where bathing royal consecration. For the new king to the throne since ancient times.

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The National President of the heavenly King .

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  National Museum Heavenly King, President District is located in the town of Sukhothai. After a heaven Kara M (Middle Temple) from the town of Sukhothai, 38 km and turn left into approximately 1.6 kilometers to the museum. The museum has two sections: the upper section shows a sculpture in the exhibit. Most of the treasures from the temple of heaven and the heavenly Mr. President, Mr. President, and some relocated from the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum of the Buddha in different periods. Since before the Sukhothai Art until the early Rattanakosin the ground floor showcasing wares chinaware. For the sake of learning. Which unearthed at archaeological ceramics, chinaware home islands. And Ban Pa Yang District of Sukhothai Shows including crockery treasure under the sea fumble derived from the sunken ship in the Gulf of Thailand. The museum is open to visitors every day. Except Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays 08.30 – 16.30. Admission is 10 baht in Thailand 30 baht in foreign visitor groups. Optional speakers and audience Contact the museum heavenly Mr. President. Sawankaloke Sukhothai 64110, Tel. 0 5564 1571, 0 5564 3166.

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