Ramkhamhaeng National Park
| Located 20 kilometers from the city of Sukhothai is one of the most magnificent natural parks in Thailand known as the Ramkhamhaeng National Park.
Spread over an area of 341 square kilometers, Ramkhamhaeng National Park is a remarkable tourist destination in Sukhothai widely known for its diverse habitat. Districts of Kirimas, Ban Dan Lan Hoi and the provincial capital of Sukhothai form the boundaries of Ramkhamhaeng National Park.
The most notable geographical formation inside the park is the Khao Luang Mountain range that runs from the north to south axis of the park. Originating from these mountain ranges are various streams and waterways that form tributaries of the Yom and Ping rivers. Other tourist attractions available inside the park include lofty mountains and steep overhanging cliffs with some over 1,200 meters above sea level, fascinating waterfalls and deep caves. The four peaks of Khao Luang Mountain offer an incredible challenge to trekkers and mountaineers. Another interesting aspect of this park is its association with Sukhothai Historical Park. Ramkhamhaeng National Park merges with the historical park on the northeastern corner of Khao Luang range. Sukhothai Historical Park is home to some of the valuable and ancient archaeological remains that belong to the ancient Sukhothai period.
The main types of forests found inside the park include the dry evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest, dry dipterocarp forest and a savannah. Some important birds and wild animals that are known to exist in this park include barking deer, Asiatic black bears, wild pigs, monkeys, gibbons, hill mynas, barbets, laughing thrushes, maroon orioles, Chinese francolins, greater coucals, kingfishers, woodpeckers and swallows.
Climate in this part of the world is primarily cool and comfortable. However, the best time to visit this place is from October to January.