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.