Sukhothai is a compact but well-known historical city in lower northern Thailand some seven hours by train and by bus from Bangkok, with two flights a day from the capital. Old Sukhothai, located 12km to the west of the town was the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom and is a memorable place to visit as it has many historical ruins and has been declared a UNESCO ... More>World Heritage Site. This is a well-maintained, clean, and well-organised attraction that is best seen by rented bicycle as in total it comprises 70sqkm and is divided into zones. Another way to take in the sights is by a laughingly cheap quaint electric tram. You'll come across plenty of restaurant choices in both the old and new Sukhotais and budget accommodation is easily found in the two sites while higher-end resorts such as the Sukhothai Heritage Resort and Sukhothai Treasure Resort & Spa are recommendable.