Ban Chetuphon

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  • Day6

    Von Uthai nach Sukhothai (300 km)

    March 3, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Wiedermal ging es früh um 07:30 Uhr los, erste Etappe ein kl. typisch thailändisches Dorf in dem u.a. Seidenröcke gewebt werden. Weiter ging es nach Hub Patad Valley - Kalksandsteinberge mit Höhlen und riesigen Palmenbäumen. Vor dem Mittag erreichten wir dann noch Kamphaengphet mit dem Tempel Wat Pra Kaew (nie von Mönchen genutzt). Am Nachmittag erreichten wir Sukhothai "Dämmerung des Glücks" mit dem sprechenden Bhudda und dem vom UNESCO Weltkulturerbe wiederhergestellten Park Sukhothai mit Tempel und Monumenten. Nun liegen wir müde am Pool von unserem Hotel Sukhothai Resort.Read more

  • Day41

    Und wieder ein Historical Park...

    December 7, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    ....heute in Sukhothai. Wir setzen unseren historischen Spaziergang nun in der Hauptstadt des Königreiches Sukhothai fort....zu Fuss...nicht mit dem Fahrrad...wir wollten uns beim Fahren nicht die Ohren zuhalten....;-)

    Der Park ist sehr sehr schön mit den vielen Bäumen, Teichen, Seen und Kanälen...und sehr sehr beeindruckend mit den alten Ruinen und den verschiedenen schönen Buddhas....
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  • Day40

    Mit dem Bus nach Sukhothai

    December 6, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Wir haben heute, den 06.12.2560, Nikolaus.
    Jaaa...... wir sind unserer Zeit voraus, nicht nur 6 Stunden täglich durch die Zeitverschiebung sondern auch noch um Jahrhunderte durch die buddhistische Zeitrechnung. ;-)

    Und gestern war Vatertag. Der letztes Jahr im Oktober mit 88 Jahren verstorbene und so beliebte König Bhumibol hätte gestern Geburtstag gehabt. Dies ist in Thailand ein Nationalfeiertag und die Ämter und öffentlichen Stellen haben geschlossen, in den Tempeln ist recht viel Betrieb und in Restaurants bekommt man keinen Alkohol, auch kein Bier und Wein, verkauft.

    Da es von Phitsanulok keine Bahnverbindung nach Sukhothai gibt, sind wir für 54 THB/Person sind ca.1,40 Euro, eine Stunde im klimatisierten gemütlichen Bus gefahren.

    Unser Hotel Vieng tawan sukhothai guesthouse by thai thai list sehr schön mit Pool und iegt nur 1,5 Kilometer vom historischen Park entfernt.

    Den schauen uns aber erst morgen an.....und dann erkunden wir ihn mit Fahrrad.
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  • Day42

    Tag zwei in Sukhothai

    December 8, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    ....und heute haben wir uns nun die alten Tempel, Buddhas und Cheddis in allen Himmelsrichtungen vor der Mauer angeschaut....
    Dieses Mal waren wir mit dem Tuk Tuk unterwegs....angefangen haben wir mit dem Wat Chang Lom (Kloster von Elefanten umgeben), weiter ging es mit dem riesigen Buddha in Wat Si Chum....und einmal um die gesamte Stadtmauer herum....
    Es war wahnsinnig toll....aber nun haben wir erst einmal genug Buddhas gesehen...
    Und wir geniessen diesen Nachmittag in unserem sehr schönen Hotel am Pool.
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  • Day18

    Leaving Chiang Mai (slowly!)

    January 24, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Time to move on again by bus to Sukhothai. We were super organised and got our bus tickets the day before so were quite surprised when we turned up at lunchtime for our 5 and a half hour bus journey to be told, 'no bus / problem and given our money back! Not ideal when we had accommodation sorted for that night. Annoyance decreased once we found out there was a different one that evening. It meant 7 hours of hanging around near the bus station. So what did we do - hang out in McDonalds to borrow their Wifi and play cards in a disused cafe in a shopping centre! A comfy bus ride and we got here at 1am, poor guesthouse owners who insisted on collecting us from the bus stop in their pickup truck.Read more

  • Day22

    Sukhothai - Bike Ride

    January 28, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We decided to take the trusty single speed bikes that have wobbly cranks and brakes that rub on a bit of a journey today. We think we rode at least 45km around the countryside through farms and fields again but this time to the south. Met more surprised people but it was too hot for dogs to be bothered! It was only possible to navigate the tiny dusty backroads using a brilliant free maps app that doesn't need the internet to work. Thank goodness for technology as it was a fantastic ride - never happier than when we are on a bike as it gives us a real sense of freedom.Read more

  • Day20

    Sukhothai - Western & Southern Zones

    January 26, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Came across a local weekday market on our way to the Eastern zone so stopped to stock up on essential items like shoes and a coconut peeler! While looking at all the forest temples we came across a huge scout camp (Baden Powel would have been impressed if it wasn't for their pink shirts). James's bike was straight out of the 1970's with huge chopper style handlebars and low frame - great fun! As this was out of the main area we had the whole place to ourselves, with a handful of other people around. In the afternoon we headed out into the countryside on random roads through villages and more ruins, some in very good condition. Their estimation of 20 odd temples outside the central zone is a bit off, they are everywhere- hidden away behind woods and copses. Great fun exploring and seeing the country beyond the 'touristy' areas. At night we gained a tree frog on our bedroom door, reluctant to move even when opening and closing the door! (As a foot note, James's parasitic pal is no more, just waiting for the 'track' to heal).Read more

  • Day19

    Sukhothai - Historical Park

    January 25, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Back on the bikes (are we ever off them?) to look around the Sukhothai historical park central zone. There are over 90 major ruins and many minor ones, 70 of which are within the main central zone. This is where the old town is located and where we are staying, with the entire town surrounded by moats and walls - each side of the wall is around 1.5km long. The ruins are supposedly the first kingdom of Thailand in 1238. Some have had minor renovations to stop them collapsing, others are left as they were. The main area is a bit more tended to than the outlying ones and has a lovely peaceful atmosphere (the area isn't that well known and so not at all busy).Read more

  • Day21

    Sukhothai - Northern Zone

    January 27, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Amongst others, Wat Si Chum was the main temple that we visited today which is also one of the most popular due to its grandeur and impact when you enter the inside from what is a very plain and dull exterior. That said, we only saw about 6 other people there!
    We decided to explore further afield on the bikes in the afternoon going for a ride along very quite roads and tracks through farmland and small villages. All the people we came across were very smiley and friendly, and quite surprised to see us. Wish we could say the same for some the dogs we met and the birds that swooped us as we must have got too close to their nest in the paddy fields! Not sure the bikes were really made for some of the tracks we found ourselves on but they are still in one piece so will do it all again tomorrow. They don't serve the best food in this town, which is a surprise and disappointing since Thai food is some of the best you can buy anywhere in the world. However, they have great fruit so have been enjoying their grapefruits which are huge and pineapple, both dipped in a salt/sugar/chilli mix. We also found a great selection of sweets at a small village shop to keep us going...
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  • Day96


    December 24, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    We kregen hoog bezoek uit België: Laura haar family reist twee weken met ons mee in Thailand. Vandaag al goed gestart door Sukhothai met de fiets te verkennen en kerstavond te vieren in 30 graden!

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Ban Chetuphon, บ้านเชตุพน