si satchanalai chaliang historical park, near sukhothai - อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์ศรีสัชนาลัย (thailand)

Photos of Si Satchanalai Chaliang Historical Park, near Sukhothai.­

Si Satchanalai has been declared a World Heritage site.­ It offers similar Sukhothai era temples and monuments, but it is much less visited than Sukhothai.­

It feels like enormous abandoned ruins slowly eaten by the tropical forest.­

The old city of Si Satchanalai is situated in present day Sukhothai province, about one hour drive from Sukhothai.­

The old city of Si Satchanalai is considered the sister city of historic Sukhothai, and existed contemporary with Sukhothai.­

Why Chaliang? The ancient town, formerly call "Muang Chaliang", was named "Si Satchanalai" during the Phra Ruang Dynasty when a new administrative centre was established to replace Chaliang.­