Sukhothai is probably not the first place you are thinking of when someone talks about Thailand.
The only reason I have been here, and know about this place, is because my father is married with a Thai women (surprise surprise). His wife is from this city.
When I lived in Norway I always went to this town when I was going on vacation with my family. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in this little sleepy town.
Available girls (2/5)
Sukhothai is a small city 5 hours north of Bangkok with bus. Most of the young chicks that lives here moves to bigger cities when they are in the beginning of their twenties to study or to find work.
But not all… 😀
There is a shopping mall called Big C just outside New Sukhothai. I have spotted a lot of cute girls at this mall. Even dated some of them!
I also asked a girl out in a 7/11 some years ago in Old Sukhothai just next to Sukhothai historical park, and I actually banged her within an hour I met her. Didn’t expect that to be totally honest.
She didn’t speak a word of English. I have no idea how it happened. I just told her that I had to go back to my guest house to charge my phone, and before I knew it I was naked in the bed with her! 😀
If you are going to do dating in this town you better be open for learning a new language. Almost no one here speaks English.
I don’t understand why so many Thai people are so bad in English. If you go to Cambodia just next to Thailand, a country that is much more undeveloped than Thailand, even 5 year old kids speaks perfect English. I don’t get it..
I have seen a lot of hot women in Sukhothai. They are very similar to Chiang Mai women in my opinion. Very traditional, polite, gentle and kind. If you are looking for a partner, or a wife, this town might be a good spot to find just that.
If you just want to go nuts, and fuck every women you can get your hands on. This is probably not a good place. If a girl here dates a farang, you can be sure everyone knows it after some hours.
If you start to date a new girl just days later, the entire town will know that you are a butterfly and you might just have fucked up your reputation forever. I have already written a post about Thai girls and jealousy here. It’s nothing to mess around with.
I have to be honest. I have no idea… I never did those things in this city. There are so many girls around that I never needed the hookers. People here are so friendly that you just have to ask them out. The friendliness is almost an attraction in itself.
There are some massage shops here and there. You can probably get happy ending there if you hit the right girl. I really don’t know.
Party situation (2/5)
If you just came from Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Sukhothai will be pretty pale compared.
However, there are some bars and nightclubs here.
There was one nightclub that had the name ‘Mai Hom’. It’s not on Google Maps so it’s kind of hard to show exactly where it is. But it’s just outside the city center of New Sukhothai, towards Old Sukhothai.
If you want to check it out just show some Thai people the picture under, and they will probably know what place I’m taking about. It’s a popular nightclub in the town. Just be prepared to be the only farang inside!
It’s not a fanzy place, and people will come here in old t-shirts and slippers. However the place has good vibe and the Thai people who go here drinks cheap whisky like champions. They play a mix of popular music from Thailand and the Western world. I’m pretty sure I heard some stuff from Korea too.
If you can speak a little Thai in this bar you will be at the center of the attention pretty damn fast.
Inside the city of New Sukhothai there are som laidback bars and restaurants too. I have actually seen a lot of tourists here too.
Stuff do to (2/5)
The only reason Sukhothai is on the map, and that the city has a small amount of tourists is because of Sukhothai Historical Park. I’m not exactly sure what the history behind the ruins are, but I think it was the capital of ‘Siam Kingdom’ 500-600 years ago. It’s in ruins today but still very beautiful.
Other than that there is not much to do or see in this city.
If you like the slow life this city is probably good for you. Occasionally when there is Buddha days there will be food markeds and sometimes they will put up a big concert scene out in the grass fields around the ruins in Old Sukhothai with local artists playing.
If you can catch a hot chick and have som fun with her, I guess this city would be very comfortable to live in. Other than that, I think it will be pretty slow life, and I know I would be pretty restless. It’s really up to you and what you prefer.
Cost of Living (5/5)
The periods I have been in Sukhothai I have almost not spent money at all. Everything here is dirt cheap.
Another “good” thing about Sukhothai is that it won’t be temptations at every corner of the city like it is in Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket with amazing food, hookers, nightclubs and other stuff everywhere! It’s really not that much to spend money on here.
I once had a haircut here and the old poor man that cut my hair only wanted 50 baht (1.5 USD)!! I felt so sorry for him that I actually ended up giving him 400 baht. I think I made his day! 😀
If you eat at the local Thai restaurants a dish with some meat, rice and vegetables it will set you back 20-40 baht.
When you go to the nightclubs here you just buy a bottle of Whisky for 600 baht, and you drink on that all night. If you share it with someone you just cut the price in half.
Renting a motorbike at one of the rent shops in Old Sukhothai or New Sukhothai will set you back 150-200 baht per day. However, if you are renting a bike long time you will get a much better deal.
I once rented a motorbike here for one month. I paid 1500 baht for the entire period. That is 50 baht per day! Good deal!
If you saved up 20.000-40.000 dollar back home, you could probably live here forever. 😀 😀
I can’t really imagine what could go wrong in this city.
I think the only way you could fuck up here is to do something you are not supposed to do. If you want trouble you can read my ‘how to get in trouble in Thailand’ post here.
This is as real Thailand as you get it. People here are super friendly and helpful.
You should be careful in the traffic here, as you should everywhere in Thailand. There is a lot of drunk driving at night and I have seen 7 year old kids cruising around.
If you want to live the slow life, and don’t need entertainment 24/7 to be happy. This city is probably something for you. If you want to party hard and drill a new girl every night you are on completely wrong place.
I could imagine this place to be pretty awesome if you found a really nice chick with good vibe. You could just live the slow hakuna matata days together, have a lot of sex and eat delicious Thai food every day.
She would introduce you to all her friends and before you know it you have three kids and a bigger social circle than you ever had home. Relationships evolve fast in Thailand, be careful!! 😛
But yeah, not a bad life at all!
If you want to stay in Thailand long time, but are on a budget. Small cities like Sukhothai are good for that purpose in my opinion.
Available girls: 2/5
Party situation: 2/5
Stuff to do: 2/5
Cost of living: 5/5
Goodbye Boring Life Score:
16 / 25