Sukhothai – cycling to the ruins. Northern Thailand


The town of Sukhothai is well known for its UNESCO World Heritage Park – the ruins of the old capital of Sukhothai Kingdom. Sukhothai means Dawn of Happiness in Sanskrit: sukha (“happiness”) + udaya (rise, emergence”) It was founded in 1238 and remained the capital for 140 years before passing this title to Ayutthaya.

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Slow-boating between Thailand and Laos

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We stayed in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand) for a week and then reserved a tour right from our favorite Like Home Hostel to go to Luang Prabang by minivan, bus and two-days slow boat. You can get to Laos by bus and train from Bangkok but it’s not as picturesque as down the Mekong river, though faster of course.

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