Ancient Cities: Your Own Way
3-Day Cycling City Tour of Sukhothai, Thailand
This trip will allow you to discover the ancient ruins of one of Thailand's most important historic cities, Sukhothai. The name translates as "Rising of Happiness" and the Sukhothai Kingdom has had a huge influence on today’s modern Thailand. You'll stay in a cosy hotel a world away from the bustle of Bangkok. During your Sukhothai trip you'll have plenty of time to explore this UNESCO site under your own steam.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- Transfer on day 1 from Phitsanulok train station to accommodation
- Transfer on day 3 from accommodation to Phitsanulok train station
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Arrival in Sukhothai
Most people head to Sukhothai by train, which connects with both Bangkok and Chiang Mai. When you arrive at Phitsanulok train station we’ll transfer you to your hotel. You’ll stay in a traditional hotel with a modern twist. The hotel is situated close to the wonders of the ancient temples and ruins of Sukothai’s UNESCO listed Historic Park. There is also a lovely pool to cool off in.
Sukhothai - Free Time
Your day is free to explore at your own pace, but we would recommend starting bright and early when the temperature is cooler. We would suggest you hire a bike so you can cover the larger distances more easily and fit more in to your day. The trails around the park are well-maintained and you’ll pass ancient temples, manicured lawns and colourful lily ponds along the way.
The ruins are divided into five zones, each with its own entrance fee (around £3 per person). The central zone contains the best-preserved ruins and Wat Mahathat, the largest of them, should not be missed. In the Northern zone you’ll find Wat Si Chum, with its regal 15m high Buddha; you might even recognise his often photographed fingers. The Western zone is rarely visited by tourists and is a good spot to relax under the shady trees.
Departure from Sukhothai
Today your Sukhothai trip must come to an end and after breakfast a transfer will take you from your accommodation back to Phitsanulok train station. From here, you’ll catch the train to the next destination on your Thailand holiday.
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