Thailand

Sukhothai the former capital of Thailand 

Experiencing one of the longest travelling hauls so far of 35 hours. Two bus rides, no sleep and a short stop in Bangkok we eventually made it to Sukhothai in the late evening.

We spent one day exploring this area, recommend by a Austrian man we met in Hsipaw in Myanmar. He told us it was worth a visit with not as many tourists around.

We checked ourselves into the Garden House, a nice and cheap accommodation for 700 baht for two nights, for a cute little bungalow with a private bathroom.

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The following morning after a good night’s sleep we decided to wander around for some breakfast finding a nice food truck providing a tasty menu.

We took the local mini bus for 60 baht into the old city, not how I would describe a mini bus but it did the job. But Asian standards are always way off. We both hired bicycles for a further 30 baht each for the day once we got there.

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Cycling around the old city, reminded us of Bagan. With the old ruins and temples scattered around. It was nice how peaceful it was.

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Due to the King passing away,  the park entrance was free. Usually a fee of 100baht per park (three of them) is required. We only had to pay 10baht per bike, which seemed alright.

With many great areas to explore we often stopped and took in the sights. Hiking up to various points giving us rewarding views over the park.

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The last bus back to new Sukhothai is at 6 pm. Well timed we managed to get a short glimpse of the sun setting over Buddha which was stunning.

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We decided to take a wander to the night markets. They are such a great eye opening experience to the real street food. Full of different smells and so much going on. It’s definitely worth witnessing.

Markus enjoyed eating many skewers for 10 baht each.

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After a good night sleep we checked out in the morning and made a plan to head to Chiangmai via bus.

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