maaliskuu 10, 2004

Old Sukhothai

We made a trip from Phitsanulok to Sukhothai to see the ruins of the old city. Its a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. We rented bikes, much to my disliking since the last time I rode a bike was about 5 years ago and I could already see in my mind throwing the bike in to the canal or murdering somenone unlucky that crossed paths with me. But it actually turned out to be a good idea, because the old templel ruins were spread over a wide area and I still knew how to ride a bike. (the famous last words: "look no hands!"). Also nice was that there were no "samsonite" tourists around. Some of the ruins were stunning and the temples and grounds were well taken care of. The city was founded around the 13th century and I have always felt very at peace in places where you hear the voices of the old whisper.

It's one of the most beautiful places I have seen here so far and tomorrow we head off to Ayuthaya which is also a UNESCO listed site so I'm hoping for more peace and beauty.

Posted by carita at 10.03.04 11:38
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