Sukhothai is a small city in Northern Thailand, most famous for the ruins of the ancient city Sukhothai. The province is located on the lower edge of the northern region, 427 km north of Bangkok, and covers some 6,596 square km. The city is a popular tourist destination because it is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Sukhothai, which was the Thai capital during the 13th Century C.E. The historical Sukhothai was the first capital of Siam founded by King Ramkhamhaeng. The province’s temples and monuments have been restored and Sukhothai Historical Park is an area with numerous sites of historical interest which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other interesting places include Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Ramkhamhaeng National Park, Sri Satchanalai National Park, and The Royal Palace and Wat Mahathat. Established in around 1238 to 1257, Sukhothai literally means “Dawn of Happiness.” Though the golden era of Sukhothai no longer exists, tourists should bear in mind that respect and admiration for the renowned ruined twin cities of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai is highly valued. The best time of the year to see Sukhothai is from November to February when the weather is cooler. Other than that you can go any time of the year.