in 1238, Sukhothai become the
first truly independent Thai Kingdom. Historical artifacts have
demonstrated that Thai culture, most particularly the Thai alphabet
and Thai language, originated in Sukhothai.
Sukhothai province covers some 6,596
square kilometers. The provincial capital is some 427 kilometers
north of Bangkok. The provincesí s major attraction is the ancient
city of Sukhothai, which largely forms the Sukhothai Historical
Park, which is the UNESCO designate World Heritage Site.