Blogs from Sukhothai, North-West Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 4


Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai May 5th 2011

J'ai passe 3 jours a Khon Kaen, dont une journee pour mon visa-run (voir entree precedente) et je n'ai vraiment pas grand chose a dire sur cette ville... C'est la premiere fois depuis que je voyage en Asie que je ne prends aucune photographie dans une ville... Les pubs (a l'exception de leurs noms) me laissaient froid (les noms: my bar, Eric's bar, Rocky's pub and resto, etc.) Donc, j'ai decide de me diriger vers Chiang Mai en faisant une pose d'une journee a Sukothai que j'avais adore lors du dernier voyage (12h de bus pour se rendre de Khon Kaen a ChiangMai, 6h30 pour Khon Kaen - Sukothai, 5h30 pour Sukothai - Chiang Mai). Les seules choses interessantes que j'ai fait a Khon Kaen fut d'aller voir le film Jakkalan et le film Thor au ... read more
Mon hotel (Garden House Guesthouse)
Garden House GuestHouse
Paysage lors de la randonnee en moto

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai March 16th 2011

What a bizarre little city this is. I can't make my mind up how I feel about the place. It was the first capital city of Thailand and not too many tourist/travellers make a stop here. Although at least for the experience (if not the incredible ruins), they should. Last night, I took a walk into the old city and it became obvious just how few people actually do stop in Sukhothai. Everyone and I mean everyone was staring at me. Kind of like how I would expect people to look at aliens like the District 9 type walking down Oxford street in London (actually, would anyone even bother turning their heads?)People were laughing and pointing and one boy found me so amusing that he ran in to grab his mum so that they could both ... read more
Rain Rain Go Away
Delicate Hands

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai February 2nd 2011

After Ayuthaya I headed six hours north on the bus to the temple town of Sukhothai. I arrived as usual without any accommodation booked and got lucky by getting a free ride on a minibus with 3 other people who had booked there stay with Sila Resort. I was very happy to get a nice comfortable room with aircon for $12 a night. That evening I walked the 10 minutes into town and tried a few things at the night market. Next day I caught the 65 cent small bus/truck(see video 1) to travel the 12 kms to Sukhothai old town where the temples are located. At the entrance I hired a bike for $1 and spent the next 5 hours riding around enjoying the many temples in the area. It probably lacks the variety of ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai January 31st 2011

Ruins and a lesson on Buddha Hi again everybody! I’m really excited for this post! We’re in a town called Sukhothai, which means rising happiness. It’s pretty crazy how many dogs there are here. Everywhere you go you can see dogs lying down on the sidewalks and even in the street. It’s been really interesting with Nate and Jessie being 2 of the only foreigners here and me being the only monkey. Everyone stares at us everywhere we go because we really stand out. What’s the matter, haven’t you ever seen a monkey traveling with his friends before? I’m just joking around. Everyone here is really nice, and the kids like to wave at us so we’ll smile and wave back to them. I don’t think they see many people here who aren’t Asian. The one ... read more
My favorite picture because Buddha is holding me
I'm standing tall so you can see me
This is how we got to the ruins

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai January 23rd 2011

hello! Here are our pics from sukhothai ........ We had an amazing time here, the guest house was gorgeous and only a short cycle along the river to the town. We spent many hours cycling around the town trying not to get run over by crazy thai drivers! The main attraction here was the old city which contains loads of temples similar to Ayuthaya but are meant to be more significant in thai history and are more aesthetically pleasing. The grounds of the old city were really beautiful and we hired bikes to explore every nook and cranny! It was so relaxing cycling around taking in the awesome surroundings. We also had a couple of great dinners at the local night markets, eating dinner for two (with pudding) for a grand total of one pound and ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai January 21st 2011

After a great time exploring the historical sites we have packed our bags and headed south once again...this time on the bus to Ayutthaya. Time to reflect on our favourites from the past few days... Favourite activity/attraction: Todd: Cycling Kamphaeng Phet ruins Anya: Cycling Kamphaeng Phet ruins Jasper: Cycling Sukhothai ruins Phoebe: Cycling Sukhothai ruins Favourite food: Todd: Ba-mee noodle soup from Kamphaeng Phet street restaurant Anya: Panang Curry from At Home Sukhothai guesthouse Jasper: Minced pork omelette from street stall outside Sukhothai ruins Phoebe: Grilled pork from Sukhothai night market ... read more
The view

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai January 18th 2011

After walking through the town centre and across the bridge we hopped on a bus which took us 14kms away to the site of the Old City of Sukhothai. It's a Unesco listed World Heritage site which is the vast ruins of the original capital city of Thailand and an ancient Kingdom dating back to the 12th Century. The setting is huge, park-like, well maintained and best explored by bicycle. After choosing our rental bikes we set off into the beautiful park and spent the day riding down shaded paths and beside lakes and moats, and stopped to wander through the crumbling temples that we came across. We spent most of the day in the main park but also ventured further afield into the more rural, less restored part of the site. It was great fun ... read more
Transport to the Ruins
Country Road
Cycling away from the main park

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai December 22nd 2010

Photos of Murray Bromley's place in Pichai and some temples from Sukothai.... read more
Murray's home
Pranburi, Kanchanaburi, Pachai Dec 10-18 071

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai November 16th 2010

Currently in Bangkok right now but spent a few days in Phitsanulok, mainly for a day trip to this great little place called Sukothai. Prepare yourself, there are ruins and Buddhas to come... shocker, I know... ;) Bit of background, this site was built and during the 13th century and was the main city for about 150 years. What is left from nearly 100 sites ranged from a few stones on the ground to some fairly spectacular sites. Much of what is visible and what are the premier sites have had some restoration but only to what it would have been at that time. Some of the sites are within what was the city wall, easily navigatable on foot, but there are roughly 70 sites outside the walls in a 5km radius, so I rented a ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai October 23rd 2010

David here... We got to Sukhothai very easily, though we did have a 2 hour wait at Ayutthaya bus station, which was in the middle of no where, which we took in our stride. We arrived after a 6 hour bus journey, some of which was disturbed by a baby crying right behind us, which didn't help Suzanne who was still feeling ill. We got to the TR Guesthouse at around 19:00 and got settled into the the room quickly. It is pleasant enough. Clean with a hot water shower and a fan for 250BHT (about £5). As it was already late on we ate in the guesthouse which had a restaurant area and served drinks. The food was unexpectedly good, especially the Masaman curry with chicken. Suzanne was still struggling with her throat so I ... read more
Monks with Guns!
Sukhothai old town

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