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SUKHOTHAI
FEBRUARY 2006
THAILAND'S FIRST CAPITOL CITY - 1240 to 1350 AD

Garden House - guesthouse where I spent the night - TukTuk and my driver in front
Garden House
Main temple in the first capitol of Thailand
Wat Mahathat

The old noodle and the old ruins
Noodleman at Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat - construction completed in 1345
Buddha at Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat construction started by King Intradit
Wat Mahathat detail
Construction completed by King Li Thai
Wat Mahathat detail

Sukhothai lasted from the first half 
of the 13th century until 1378 when 
Ayutthaya became the second capitol of Thailand
Wat Mahathat
All structures axially aligned with the rising and setting sun
Buddha at Wat Mahathat

Wat Sa Sri is located on an island
Wat Sa Sri
Sukhothai has been restored in part with aid from UNESCO
Lilies in the moat

Khmer-style prang
Wat Phra Phai Luang
Details from Wat Phra Phai Luang
Naga head (serpent)

Central chedi and columns
Wat Trapang Thong Lang
This is believed to be the oldest structure in Sukhothai
San Tha Pha Daeng


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