AD 1238 - 1438
Founded in the north-central region in 1238 by two
Thai governors, Khun Bang Klang Thao (Si Inthrathit) and Khun Pha Muang. Government was by
Patriarchic Politics, and was the first Thai leadership to be established
without Khmer domination.
The Sukhothai Period was considered to be a golden age of Thai culture.
During that time, everybody could say 'there are fish in the water
and rice in the fields', in other words, an abundance of resources.
Potters entered Thai artistry and extensive trade was established with the
India. The first Thai writing
system was created (derived from Khmer) by King Ramkhamhaeng.