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Best Places to Visit in Sukhothai of 2017

  • 01 Sukhothai Historical Park

    Sukhothai Historical Park
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    Cosseted amongst lawns, lakes, and trees in the north central region of Thailand, Sukhothai National Park was the capital of the Sukhothai kingdom that was established in the year 1238. The central area is composed of 21 temples that are enclosed by a deep wide ditch that is filled with water. This was used as a structure to ward off attacks on the structures. The park is located at Sukhothai, Thailand.



    Highlights: Rent a bike and explore the ruins of this ancient city and the ruins at Sri Satchanalai Historic Park. It is composed of a total of 193 runs and is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The park covers 70km and is demarcated into five main zones- each of which charges a separate entry fee of 100 Baht. The most convenient way to get around is on bicycles which can be hired locally.

    Getting there: Sukhothai Historical Park is located about 12km from the ‘new’ city. Hiring a tuk-tuk (motorised three-wheelers) or hopping on a songtaew (passenger-carrying trucks) is the best way to commute between the two sites. 

  • Nearby Getaways from Sukhothai
  • 01 Bangkok

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    The capital city of Thailand is known for its vibrant street life and ornate shrines. It’s a place where one can choose to get lost in the myriad din of sights and sounds. It is an international hub for Entertainment, arts, fashion, transport and healthcare. t’s a city of contrasts that has a variety of experiences that is full of activities and experiences. It’s a place where ornate Buddhist temples share the space with sleazy neon joints; the ancient native village homes are side by side the modern mega malls; where traffic congestion can be skipped by taking a leisurely boat ride across the river. Here, the fine dine can be experienced in the majestic restaurants in the skyscrapers and delicious street food can be enjoyed with an equal relish. In its race to the future, it’s these contrasts that give the city its character. Such are the tourist places in Bangkok.

     

    The locals are extremely pleasant and welcoming. Despite the language barrier, most Thai people have a contagious smile that is bound to make one feel the warmth and comfort. Everyday tasks are full of playfulness and fun. Be ready to shed every preconceived notion and apprehension you have had about Bangkok as there so much more to the city. The city is fairly safe minus some petty crimes, fairly organised despite its chaos and there are several hidden gems just worth exploring.

     

    Tropical plants and fruits are found in abundance and the famous Thai cuisine is both delicious and affordable. A well connected public transport makes the city fairly navigable. The famous, rather infamous nightlife is increasingly transitioning from sleazy to more cosmo. The new year celebrations around the mid of April are a sight to behold, and all the tourist places in Bangkok are decorated with myriads of lights and lamps. While there several factors that make it a less than ideal city, its very character leaves one experiencing so much more.

  • 02 Vientiane

  • 03 Phra Nakhon

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    Phra Nakhon is an old city in Bangkok. It is one of the 50 districts of the beautiful Bangkok districts and it is a central one. About 80 kilometres to the North of Bangkok, the capital of the Kingdom of Siam is a prosperous international trading port. Offering one of the best tourist places in Phra Nakhon, the place is going to leave you mesmerised.

     

    The modern city of Bangkok surrounds the ruins of the old city. The city kept flourishing until it was taken over by the Burmese. The old city now is an archaeological site which host monasteries, temples, statues and palaces. The city kept flourishing until it was taken over by the Burmese. The old city now is an archaeological site which host monasteries, temples, statues and palaces. Archaeological temples inside the Central Park of the ruins have elaborate pavilion and domes. Boat trips around the park to view the temple are a chanting experience. It is surrounded by enriching nature on all sides. It is famous for its greenery, museums, temples, universities, and palaces. According to the history of Phra Nakhon, it was once an Amphoe, the second administration of Thailand named Amphoe Chana Songkhram. With landmarks like Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Grand Palace. If you're looking for a new favourite getaway, look no further than Phra Nakhon.

     

    Phra Nakhon is a filled with lots of cultural heritage. It hosts many festivals in the Khao San Road which is the town centre. Tourist places in Phra Nakhon are an absolute delight for all those who wish to unwind and relax from their busy schedule. It is absolutely the right kind of place for a weekend getaway. It is like mini Cambodia with ancient beautiful structures that entice you. Being ardent Buddhist you will find many Buddha idols and statues here. This being a picturesque location you will find many locations to take stunning photos. This place is easily reachable from Bangkok. You will find many trains from Bangkok that leave half hour once from the railway station. Many tourists visit this place and explore its natural wonders and attractions making their trip a memorable worthwhile one.

  • 04 Lamphun

  • 05 Damnoen Saduak