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Historic Town of Sukhotai and Associated Historic Towns
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 13-14th century
Date of Inscription: 1991
Location: Asia, Thailand, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet Provinces
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Description: In the 13th and 14th centuries Sukhothai was the first Kingdom of Siam’s capital. It holds several fine monuments that exemplify Thai architectural beginnings. Absorbing various influences and ancient local traditions, a great civilization evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai; the hasty adaptation of all these elements fashioned what we know as the 'Sukhothai style'. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The Sukhothai Historical Park covers the ruins of Sukhothai, capital of the Sukhothai kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, in what is now the north of Thailand. It is located near the modern city of Sukhothai, capital of the province with the same name.The city walls form a rectangle about 2 km east-west by 1.6 km north-south. There is a gate in the centre of each wall. Inside are the remains of the royal palace and twenty-six temples, the largest being Wat Mahathat. The park is maintained by the Fine Arts Department of Thailand with help from UNESCO, which has declared it a World Heritage Site. The park sees thousands of visitors each year, who marvel at the ancient Buddha figures, palace buildings and ruined temples. The park is easily toured by bicycle or even on foot. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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