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Travel Blogs from Phitsanulok
... The roundabout outside the train station had been turned into a large stage with big water jets set up and music was being blasted out loud.
The sun was very hot so we tried to stick to the shade. The walk was nice and steady and along the way we found a big shopping centre which we took time out to have a wander about.
Arriving at the temple we walked around and took some photo's. It was quite busy inside with people praying and visitors taking photo's. The ...
... Sukothai. So we had the place to ourselves almost.
It's a fairly sizeable city. Nice to walk (or geocache) down by the river and there are a few temples. My favourite was Wat Ratburana which has King Rama V's boat where you can crawl the length of the carpet underneath, for luck, as well as a lucky tree and fortune sticks. I preferred the tranquility of this temple compared to the much larger and more visited Wat Phra ...
... The only noteworthy attraction in Philok is that of Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat, which contains Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, reportedly one of the most revered Buddhas in all of Thailand. It was to here we wandered, arriving just in time for the evening ceremony. Locals were sat on mats with prayer books, typing away on iPads and mobile phones while they awaited the arrival of the monks to lead the service. We observed, admired the Buddha which is indeed beautiful, and then ...
... finish the journey the next day. We ended up with a fan sleeper berth, which is two seats during the day and bunks at night. Perhaps explains why the tickets were overly expensive. Still the seats were comfortable and not being air-con the windows pulled down and you could admire the view with the wind in your hair. That was except the trains stop for long unexplained periods leaving you to swelter. Can't have it all. For me the ...
... seeing one tuk
tuk (5km) from there we though we may as well go for it and walk all the way
home, so all in all we walked almost 10km (in flip flops) and were knackered
when we got in. There was no way we wanted to go out again a couple of hours
later for food so we ordered a KFC online to be delivered to our hotel (we had
worked out the delivery services already in Thailand) about 40 mins later the
hotel reception called to say it had ...