Sukhothai. After our journey through Thailand we visited the Sukhothai Historical City (Rise of happiness) despite the heavy rains that hit those days and at the expense that the photos we would take were going to be scary.
Sukhotai It was the capital of the kingdom of the same name between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, as well as the first in Thailand. It covers an area of several kilometers, with more than 50 historical monuments in its surroundings. It is not frequented by mass tourism so if you seek tranquility here you will find it.
What to see inSukhothai
To get to Sukhothai you will have to take a train to Phitsanulok. From there, several city buses depart to Sukhothai, so stay tuned or talk to the driver so you can get off at the right stop.
Once there, we decided to go on an adventure and rent a motorcycle instead of a boat :-D, since the roads were flooded with water that made driving difficult. As we have said before, the complex is very large, about 5 kilometers in diameter and the best way to visit them is by bicycle or motorcycle. By the way, notice to navigators, be very attentive where you step, since one of the monuments we visited assaulted us cobra half a meter
It is a pity because it was raining so much that we wanted to see many monuments. I recommend you visit this link, as it brings many photos that will be of your interest.
Since we were carrying a motorcycle and a small map that we did not pay much attention to (the poor man got wet), we discovered places as we saw them on the road. The first one we saw was Wat Mrs. Sri. It is known as the Sacred Pond Monastery. Inside it houses a Buddha and a Chedi.
Wat Mrs. Sri
We move towards Wat Si Chum with its impressive 15m Buddha made of brick. Look at his impressive hand, if Miguel Angel He copied himself from this Buddha by carving the famous David.
Phra Achana, Wat Si Chum
On top of a small hill is Wat Saphan Hin, which means Stone Bridge. To get here you will have to leave the motorcycle and climb the commented hill. It costs nothing, besides the monument that the cup deserves your visit. Not only because of the Buddha itself, but because you will have the opportunity to see all of Sukhothai from above.
Wat Saphan Hin
Wat mahathat It is the largest tempo of Sukhothai, seen from many places as it is surrounded by a wall with walls over 200 meters long. In it you will see many chedais until you get fed up.
And to say goodbye, our practical motorcycle :-D, in full wash.
Before leaving for Thailand
- Thailand's Planet Guide
- Airport Transfers
- Car rental in Thailand with 15% discount
When to go?
The best time to visit Thailand is from November to February. It is high season, but it is appreciated that it is less hot and especially less rainy.
How to get to Sukhothai?
To get to Sukhothai you will have to take a train to Phitsanulok. From there, several city buses depart to Sukhothai, so stay tuned or talk to the driver so you can get off at the right stop. Once there, rent a motorcycle or a bicycle, although the first is the most comfortable due to the great distances.
What to wear
An umbrella?. Everything will depend on what date you go, but what you can not miss is water, since there are not many sources in the area.
Where to sleep?
To sleep you have to leave the park and go to New Sukhothai. In it you will find accommodations of all tastes. Here you have several different price hotels:
- Sabaidee Guest House
- Ruean Thai Hotel
- Tharaburi Resort
Other places in Thailand
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