What is the best area to stay in Sukhothai?
Depending on how long you’re staying in Sukhothai, we believe that if you stay longer than one night, you’re better choice is the new part of Sukhothai as it has much more hotels, restaurants, cafes, nightlife and other things to do. If your sole purpose for visiting Sukhothai Historical Park, then better stay near the Historical Park itself.
Check out our articles about what to do in Sukhothai and the best restaurants in Sukhothai for more detailed information about what Sukhothai has to offer.
Note: Sukhothai is famously known for its Sukhothai Noodles. Make sure to visit one of the restaurants listed in our article about the best Sukhothai Noodles if you want to taste something extraordinary.
Where to stay in Sukhothai:
New Sukhothai and Old Sukhothai are connected by a twelve-kilometre road. You can take the bus or go for the more convenient tuk-tuk. There are several hotels to be found next to this road, for those who want to enjoy a countryside feeling and complete peace. But if you’re planning to stay longer than a day, it’s inconvenient to travel all the way to New Sukhothai. New Sukhothai has a few bars, a nightclub, plenty of good restaurants and cafes and there is a Saturday Night Market that attracts the whole town. Unfortunately, the younger generation moved to more vibrant cities nearby, mainly Phitsanulok.
For those who plan to stay longer in Sukhothai, have a look at the following activities:
- Visit Ramkhamhaeng National Park
- Visit Si Satchanalai Historical Park
- Enjoy the local nightlife
- Visit Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
- Visit Sukhothai Historical Park (at Night)
The famous Sukhothai Noodles
The popular Saturday Night Market
Ramkhamhaeng National Museum displays the origins of the Thai alphabet.
- Sukhothai Noodles
- Things to do in Sukhothai
- What to eat in Sukhothai
- Saturday Night Market in Sukhothai
- Best restaurants in Sukhothai
2. Old Sukhothai
When you’re on a tighter schedule, or you want to explore the Historical Park intensively, the best answer to your question of where to stay in Sukhothai is Old Sukhothai. There are plenty of hotels and hostels to be found around the Historical Park, along with good restaurants as well. When you want to explore the ruins on the outskirts of the Historical Park, you can rent a bike at one of the many bike-rental shops nearby and discover the ruins of the former capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom. It’s highly recommended to visit the Historical Park during the night as well, which is perfectly doable when your hotel is nearby.
Relevant article: best restaurants near Sukhothai Historical Park.
The main attraction of Sukhothai: the Historical Park.
3. Unique hotels between New Sukhothai and Old Sukhothai..
We handpicked a few unique hotels that are located near the road that connects New Sukhothai with Old Sukhothai, which all are isolated from the rest. These hotels are ideal for those who value quietness and enjoy excellent countryside views. The last recommended hotel, Sukhothai Heritage Resort is located near the airport and is ideal for those who want to explore the other historical park: Si Satchanalai.
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