Sukhothai World Heritage Tour
Day 1 – Sukhothai arrival
Arrival in for your Sukhothai World Heritage tour on the Bangkok Airways flight PG211, arriving in Sukhothai at 0815. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport. Start your visit of Sukhothai Historical Park. In 1238, Sukhothai became the first truly independent Thai kingdom. Historical artifacts have shown that Thai culture originated in Sukhothai, in particular the Thai language and alphabet. You will start your visit at the Ramkamhaeng Museum. After this you visit the adjacent Wat Mahathat by foot. We will have lunch in one of restaurants close the park. After lunch we will tour the historical park either by car or bicycle. You will visit Wat Chang Lom, Wat Phra Phai Luang and Wat Si Chum amongst others. If time allows we will visit a small factory close to the Historical Park where Buddha statues are being handcrafted, depending on your interest. We can also continue to visit some of the outlying ruins of Sukhothai such as Wat Saphan Hin.
Overnight will be in the Legenda Sukhothai Resort.
Day 2 – Sukhothai – Chiang Mai
Please let us know if you are interested in a sunrise visit of one of the ruins. After breakfast we depart for Sri Satchanalai. We take a less a very old and less traveled road which used to connect Sri Satchanalai and Sukhotai. There are several small ruins along the way. We stop at Muang Bang Klang, a very seldom visited sanctuary.
Together with Kamphaeng Phet and Sukhotai, Sri Satchanalai constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many people prefer Sri Satchanalai to Sukhothai because there are less visitors. We think that the ruins are equally interesting.
We will visit Wat Chedi Chet Thaew and Wat Chang Lom and other interesting sites. Next stop is Celadon Kiln Site Study and Conservation Centre which contains a display of kilns, artifacts and excavated ceramics. Si Satchanalai, or Sawankhalok, was an important producer of glazed ceramics called Sangkhalok wares which were exported throughout Asian countries.
We will have lunch in a local restaurant at Sri Satchanalai.
Drive to Chiang Mai where we will arrive in the late afternoon. We will drop you off at the hotel.