Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sukhothai, Thailand

This wonderful view here comes from Thailand, showing Sukhothai...

Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions; the rapid assimilation of all these elements forged what is known as the 'Sukhothai style'.

This old capital, now 12 km outside of New Sukhothai is in ruins and is a historical park.

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