Sukhothai, the ancient capital of Thailand

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Sukhothai, the remains of an ancient kingdom

Ruinas de Sukhothai

We arrived in Sukhothai on Thursday 29 at 6 pm and after less than 24 hours we decided it was time to flee this city left by the hand of God.

We did not find anything interesting in the new city, but, instead, if it is worth visiting the Ruins of Sukhothai.

The ruins are located 12 km from the city and the complex covers 3.5 square km. Right at the entrance to the park you can rent bicycles for a walk in the old Sukhothai, which was the capital of Thailand during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The ancient city, now in ruins but surrounded by gardens, temples and giant Buddhas, conveys serenity and well-being and is without doubt the only reason to visit Sukhothai.

How to get to Khao Yai National Park?

From Sukhothai to Khao Yai National Park

Ruinas de Sukhothai

The journey from Sukhothai to Khao Yai National Park was another of the hardest journeys. At 6 p.m. we left for Krurat to try to reach the park located in the Northeast of Thailand.

After 7 long hours by bus, we made transfer. We took another bus, this one full of people and cockroaches, which finally left us at Pak Chong.

Pak Chong is a village close to the park, but in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of the road. We arrived at 4 o’clock and went to eat something to burn time. We sat on the terrace of a restaurant full of people having dinner in the early hours of the morning. They looked at us like we were freaks.

When we had finished eating we decided to find a taxi to take us to a guest house that mentioned Lonely Planet. After an hour going around a little hairy areas, we finally ended up riding in the back of a pick up in the direction of the guest house.

It’s 7am. After almost 13 hours of travel, a lot of asking for places and negotiating prices, it’s time to go to sleep. Good night.

Ruinas de Sukhothai

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