Thailand - Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

"Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions; the rapid assimilation of all these elements forged what is known as the 'Sukhothai style'....

Three old towns were the principal centres of the kingdom of Ramkhamhaeng: 
Sukhothai (the capital)
Si Satchanlai (second royal residence)
Kampheng Pet...." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage


Postcard 1  - Sukhothai Historical Park 
I visited Sukhothai Historical Park on the way from Chiengmai back to Bangkok in 2015. Fun to ride a bicycle to visit all the different sites in this Historical Park. This postcard was cancelled at Sam Sen Nai post office of the Postal Museum in Bangkok.





Postcard 2 - Si Satchanalai Historical Park - Wat Chedi Jet Thaew 
Wat Chedi Jet Thaew of Si Satchanalai Historical Park - the second royal residence of Sukhothai Kingdom.




Postcard 3 - Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park - Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Kaeo of Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. I have been looking for a postcard of Kamphaeng Phet for a long time. Special thanks to Karaket of Thailand.






Postcard 4 - Map location of old capital of Sukhothai





Postcard 5 - Sukhothai Historical Park - Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat is translated as Temple of Great Relics.




Postcard 6 - Sukhothai Historical Park - Wat Si Chum
This is the largest Buddha image in Sukhothai.  It took me 15 minutes to bicycle there from the main temples of Sukhothai Historical Park. 






Postcard 7 - Sukhothai Historical Park - Wat Si Sawai






Postcard 8 - Sukhothai - Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.

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