Sukhothai and Phitsanulok are two of the most remarkable historic towns in Thailand, though significantly less visited than the big tourist hot spots or even Ayutthaya. I was glad I made the trip some 400 km north from Bangkok last month and could experience these highlights in the lower north of Thailand in peace and …
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When I headed out of Bangkok a couple of weeks ago I was sure that Sukhothai would be the highlight of my little trip to some of the most important historic towns in lower northern Thailand. Though I was wondering if the nightlife in Thailand’s first capital was as exciting as exploring Sukhothai Historical Park …
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The highlight of my recent historical trip to the lower north of Thailand has definitely been exploring the temple complexes of Sukhothai. From 1238 to 1438 this has been the first capital of Siam (followed by Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok). The most famous and influential one of its nine kings was King Ramkhamhaeng, the second …
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The full world heritage list proclaimed by UNESCO includes 962 properties that are part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. There are five different world heritage sites in Thailand all of which are located in the country’s north or north-east. Here is a short …
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