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A major sight to see in historic Sukhothai is Wat Sri Sawai. You can walk to it from Wat Mahathat. It was built in Kmer style and was originally a Hindu Temple. You will not find Buddha Images of any importance inside for that reason.
While walking (or cycling) through Sukhothai Historic Park you will pass several minor, but nevertheless interesting sights. On the left hand side picture above, you can see Wat Sorasak, surrounded by images of elephants. On the right hand side picture you can see a stupa, with hardly any remains of the Wat to which it belonged. These pictures try to show you that taking any route through this park is worthwhile.
After having passed the old City Wall (quite a far walk from the Park entrance) you will see this Buddha Image, also with hardly anything left of the Wat to which it belonged. Nevertheless this fine Buddha is in good condition and worth a stop.
There is a special area in the park to remember King Ramkamhaeng, who was was the most important ruler during the Sukhothai era. Also in neighboring towns (like Phitsanuloke) statues devoted to this King can be found. King Ramkamhaeng ruled from 1279 to 1298. Do not forget to visit the Ramkamhaeng Museum, just outside the Historic Park.
In 1283 King Ramkamhaeng amended the Sri Lankan script and therewith created the very first Thai script. The left hand side picture shows the famous stone on which one of the oldest scriptures of this first Thai script has been engraved. The right hand side picture shows a detail of the stone.
And now a small disappointment: This stone is a copy and the real stone is standing in front of the National Museum in Bangkok, near Sanam Luang! So you are not looking at the "real thing", but at a copy to honor King Ramkamhaeng. You have to go back to Bangkok to see the "real thing"!
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