Sukhothai grew wealthy on the fine ceramics it produced from the rich earth around the neighboring town of Sawankhalok. The ceramics were so prized that they were offered as gifts from Sukhothai rulers to the imperial courts of China, and they found their way as far as Japan. Fine examples of 1,000-year-old Sawankhalok wares are on display at the Sawankhaworaranayok Museum, about 1 km (½ mile) from the town. The exhibits include pieces retrieved from the wrecks of vessels that sank in typhoons and storms on their way to China and Japan centuries ago.
Wang Phinphat, Sawankhalok, Rte. 1201, between Sukhothai and Si Satachanilai, Sawankhalok, 64110, Thailand