Another Northwestern Province well worth visiting is Sukhothai, whose name means dawn “of happiness”. This province was founded in the 13th century and became the kingdom's first capital, overseeing a period known as the golden age of Thai history, thus it’s promising to be mysterious and amazing for visitors to explore. It offers two ancient historical parks of Sukhothai and Sri Satchanalai that date back to the 13th Century and one of Thailand’s golden ages under the renowned King Ramkhamhaeng, who created the Thai alphabet and laid the foundation for modern day Thai politics, the monarchy and religion. Here, travelers can spend relaxing time having a sumptuous local organic lunch served in traditional Thai style while taking a panoramic over immense rice fields or visiting the seasonal orchid greenhouse, learning how to make ceramic and textile. Then dress up in the distinctive indigo colored cotton Thai clothes and experience rice planting, harvesting, or milling rice.