The ruined capital, Sukhothai, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed over 700 years ago. The word Sukhothai means “rising happiness” and is regarded as the blossoming of a unique Thai artistic identity. Here we saw Buddha figures, gravity warped towers and brick stupas.

By day, we roamed and relaxed in a park and were thankful for the free admission (due to the mourning of the king). However, by night, the relics came alive. Between December 3- January 3, the main chedi and stupas are sprinkled with candles and decorated with colorful lights. As music played it was easy to get lost in the magical and romantic scene of twinkling ruins.

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Wat Si Chum

Wat Mahathat

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