Sukhothai Heritage Resort
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On the bus to Sukhothai, I met Riette from the Netherlands. Together we rented bicycles and explored the temples and stupas (=chedis) of Old Sukhothai.
While the Lanna Kingdom evolved first in Chiang Rai and then Chiang Mai, the Sukhothai Kingdom was established further South succeeding the spread of the Khmer empire whoms influence reached deep into modern-day Thailand. Naming the Kingdom's capital Sukhothai (Rising Happiness), ...
... the second driver pulled up and offered to take us for the price we'd asked for- out here its dog eat dog and he'd decided he didn't want to wait in the queue, he'd rather take our money!
We got to the guesthouse and it was nice to be greeted by a very friendly smiling woman; the staff at this guesthouse were so nice to us during our stay- even the maid had a laugh with us.
That evening ...
... had to pay to get in here. But they were massive and as we were there late afternoon most of the tourist groups could easily be avoided. Short trip back to the Guest House stoping for supplies for our coach trip tomorrow. Then out to dinner again at the same place we ate last night. Sticking with what you know. Then early to bed again as we have a coach booked for 9.50 for our 6hr trip from Sukhothai to Chiang ...
Day three - It's 2015!
It wasn't an early wake up call, in fact it was probably one of our longer lay ins!
We didn't venture far, the town had a sleepier feel to it today, or maybe that was just us projecting our sleepiness onto it! So we took the opportunity to do a bit of reading up on the places and journey that lay ahead of us, sorting out a few travel arrangements.
The day passed without notable event and before we knew it, ...
... mound, but only until I could see the Stupa- not wasting any energy. Back on my bike I got some new energy, and enjoyed cycling through the section. The scenery with the mountains in the back ground, and yellow rice fields in front of them were just stunning. And I made it back to the main road. And I decided it is time for a linch break. Thankfully there was a little restaurant - a papaya salad and ice coffee was just what I needed. After that break it was time to return the ...