Take a tour of Ruins of Sukhothai in Sukhothai, Thailand – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand's first independent capital, display the remains of the location where many of the Thai customs were first created. The 70 square kilometer area contains an abundance of Buddhist and Hindu ruins of temples and monuments. The ancient city was established in the 13th century, marking the peak of the Thai kingdom and its culture. The town is separated into two parts, the ruins which make up the National Park, and the modern town of the same name in which its citizens dwell. Icons scattered throughout the decayed temples, such as this seated Buddha, can be as tall as eleven meters. The art and architecture of Sukhothai's 193 ruins represent classical Thai style. The best mode of transportation to ruins is either cycling or walking since the roads have patches of shrubbery.