Sukhothai province is located in the lower northern region area of Thailand. It was once the centre of an empire, which reached its peak more than seven centuries ago. Most of the area is lowland, with the Yom River flowing through it from north to south. Stone inscriptions from the time of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great imply that the local people were mainly engaged in diverse agricultural practices, and enjoyed plenty of fish in the water and rice in the fields, earning it the name of Sukhothai, the ‘Dawn of Happiness.’