Established in New Orleans, 2003
[ soo-ko-tai ]
Meaning ‘Dawn of Happiness,’ is a word that stirs the imagination of the Thai people.
Another meaning could be ‘Dawn of the Kingdom of Thailand,’ as Sukhothai was the
first free Thai city, founded in 1238 A.D., after two Thai chieftans liberated the city
from Khmer rule. Sukhothai thus became the seat of the first Siamese Kingdom, and
the centerpoint of an era of material prosperity, artistic greatness, and cultural
development known today at the ‘Golden Age’ of Thai history.