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Half-Day Ayutthaya Sunset Bicycle Excursion
"Ayutthaya Sunset Ride is a 3-4 hour bicycle excursion and we explore the former capital of Thailand a UNESCO World Heritage Site at night. After sunset the ruins and temples in the ancient capital are beautifully illuminated by spotlights from the ground contrasting with the pitch-black sky. With the explanations of the guide you can imagine how beautiful Ayutthaya’s temples and how powerful the Thai kings of Ayutthaya were before its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767. As soon as we have selected a bicycle we ride to the pier where we board a ferry to cross the P the most famous local market in Ayutthaya. We then cycle along Chankasem Palace nowadays a National Museum
From THB1,100.00
 
Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok
"The Unesco World Heritage site of Ayutthaya is 53 miles (85 kilometers) north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was a thriving Siamese kingdom from 1350 until 1767 when it was captured by the Burmese. Today Ayutthaya is know for its spectacular ruins and temples. Many of its temples are still intact such as Wat Phra Sanphet Wat Mongkhon Bophit Wat Panangcherng and Wat Chai Mongkol known for its large bronze statue of the Reclining Buddha. You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai
From THB1,913.00
 
Viator Exclusive: Elephant Conservation Experience in Chiang Mai
"Meet your guide upon pickup at your Chiang Mai hotel in the morning and relax on the approximate 1.5-hour drive by private vehicle toward Lampang. On this exclusive tour learn how humans are doing their part to protect these endangered gentle giants on visits to conservation centers such as Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation. Here you'll get to meet many elephants including landmine survivors Mosha and Motala. Mosha stepped on a landmine in 2006 when she was only 7 months old but in 2008 she received the world’s first elephant prosthetic! Learn about their plight at the hospital of this remarkable organization founded in 1993 and hear about the tireless efforts to improve living conditions for Thailand’s elephants.After watching a short video about Mosha and Motala visit the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) next door. Your knowledgeable private guide will explain the history and mission of TECC
From THB2,027.00

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Map

Below is a link to a useful map so that you can get your bearings before you get there. You can pick up maps when you hire bicycles from just outside the park entrance, which will be useful when...
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Willettsworld
Nov 24, 2009

Take a picnic to the Historical Park

This is one of the places most remembered for the number of Thai tourists also visiting - particularly as we were there on a Sunday. There were groups of families and young people sitting around on...
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thedouglas
Apr 29, 2006

Going to the toilet at the old city

The loos at the main shop-restaurant area near Wat Mahathat were very clean - pay 4Bt to visit. I found it a bit offputting to be in there using the toilet while there were male cleaners outside the...
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thedouglas
Apr 29, 2006

The green Historical Park

The Sukhothai Historical Park has been set up by Thai Government and UNESCO a few years ago. Before then, the ruins were very dangerous to visit, while now the whole area is perfectly kept and the...
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dabuwan
Mar 29, 2003

the dawn of happiness

The capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries - and it's such a wonderful maagical place. The name means 'the dawn of happiness', and all I can say is that the name can...
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call_me_rhia
Oct 05, 2002

SUKHOTHAI (Dawn of Happiness)

Located in Northern Thailand. The ancient capital city of Thailand. I've more photos in my travelogue page (http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.160160/article/93/1/?s=n); For more informations,...
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sunnywong
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Reconstructed plans

Some of the ruins have a 3D plan of what the temple would have looked like had it still be intact today. This gives a great insight as to what the layout of the temple would've been like.
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Nov 24, 2009

Top Hotels in Sukhothai

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Top Things to Do in Sukhothai

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Night Market

The Sukhothai nightmarket is not concentrated on one spot like in most Thai town but spread out over a large part of the Jarodvithi Thong Road, from the Yom river west until the Shell petrol...
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Old Sukhothai

(Old) Sukhothai was the first capital of Thailand, founded in the 13. century but allready replaced by Ayuthaya in the 14. century. Get there by Songthaw from the bus terminal or the city center, 12...
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Wat Phrapai Luang

After Wat Mahathat I thought this was the most beautiful and most interesting of Sukhothai's wats. This wat is one of Sukhothai's oldest. It was originally built by the Khmers as a Hindhu temple. You...
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Wat Mahathat

In my opinion this was the most beautiful wat in Sukhothai. This was once the religious and political centre of the Kingdom of Sukhothai. It is a wonderful place to wander with its large standing...
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King Ramkhamhaeng Monument

King Ramkhamhaeng is said to have reigned from 1275 to 1317. He was responsible for greatly expanding the old city of Sukhothai. There is a statue of him near the Wat Mai. We watched locals make...
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Potter's Kilns

We took a walk along the picturesque moat to have a look at the potter's kilns. Not hugely exciting but I guess it makes a change from wats and the walk was pleasant enough. You can still see the...
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thedouglas

"Temples and Monks"
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Mikebb

"The Ancient Capital"
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easterntrekker

"The Dawn of happiness"
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pattayaraj

"Sukhothai"
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call_me_rhia

"sukhothai, the dawn of happiness"
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