Thai. ‘Dawn of happiness’.
Name of a province (map)
and its capital city in North Thailand, 427 kms north of
with a population of around 25,000.
It formerly was a kingdom established in 1238 AD by
is also known as
and liberated Thailand from
the yoke of the
He was the father of King
and his kingdom flourished during
the 13th and 14th centuries AD. Its remains can still be seen today
in the World Heritage site known as ‘meuang kao’, the ancient city.
Its ruins are well preserved and restored. It is considered the
cradle of Thai civilization and Thailand's first independent empire
and first capital. Here
Buddhism was accepted as the state
religion and King
Ramkamhaeng created the Thai
script. Sukhothai is also an art style from the region and from the
period between the 13th and 14th centuries AD, officially from 1238
to 1448 AD. The province has nine
places of interest
include several historical sites and the
Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
(fig.). See also
Sukhothai data file.