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Visiting Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Thailand

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Mahathat is one of Sukhothai’s best temples Completed during the 13th century Wat Mahathat served as the royal palace and administrative capital for the Sukhothai Kingdom. It still remains the largest of all the ruins in Sukhothai’s Historical Park. When visiting Wat Mahathat approaching from the front is visually impressive as the still moat waters in… Continue reading more »

Wat Si Chum & Wat Phra Luang in Sukhothai Historical Park

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Buddha Hand with flowers at Wat Si Chum, Sukothai, Thailand

Visit the northern historic complex early in the morning for the best views If you are spending a few days in Sukhothai I suggest you visit the northern complex first at dawn. Wat Si Chum itself faces the east so it catches the light beautifully on a good morning. There’s no need to hire a… Continue reading more »

First trip to the ruins at Sukhothai Historical park in Thailand

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Buddhas on a temple in Sukhothai

How to prepare for a visit to Sukhothai Historic park in Thailand // Normally I like to get out and see a town before exploring its main highlight. In Sukhothai’s case that highlight are the stunning ruins in the old part of the city which contains the historical park. Sukhothai is Thailand’s answer to Angkor Wat in… Continue reading more »

Central roads: Chiang Mai to Sukhothai

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Cycle Rickshaw in Thailand

Making plans for north and central Thailand (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); My original plan was to take a motorbike from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and tour the north of Thailand and central Thailand with it. That plan changed due to exorbitant fees the Thai bike rental places wanted to charge me …

Bangkok’s Wat Arun “Temple of the Morning Light”

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
Wat Arun in Bangkok

A Temple for the Dawn in Bangkok Got a favourite temple in Thailand? Wat Arun could well be my favourite. It sits across the Chao Phraya river a little differently than all the other temples that line the capitals streets and waterways. I also found Wat Arun a great temple to visit in Bangkok. The story… Continue reading more »

Visiting the Chiang Dao Caves in North Thailand

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Inside Chiang Dao Caves Thailand

Caves in North Thailand Back on the seat of a motorbike it’s only about 1.40 hours or 70km North of Chiang Mai to the Chiang Dao Caves in Chiang Dao province. Yes, it’s all Chiang Dao here including the city. Personally I prefer the nickname “City of Stars” which pertains to the limestone peaks that… Continue reading more »

Wat Jetlin (Chedlin) in Chiang Mai

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Wat Jetlin or Chedlin in Chiang Mai Thailand

My favorite Wat in Chiang Mai is Wat Jetlin There’s rarely a buddhist temple in Thailand that doesn’t have more than one name. Wat Jetlin is also known as Wat Jet Lin, Wat Chedlin and Wat Nong Chalin. I’m going to call it by the name outside the main gates: Wat Jetlin. Located on Prapokkloa Road the… Continue reading more »