Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. For the past couple of days I’ve been in New Sukhothai, a dusty little Thai town located about 12km from the Sukhothai Historical Park. This sprawling UNESCO site is made up of numerous temple compounds; many of them in ruins, and some restored. Sukhothai was the second Thai capital, sandwiched between the first Thai capital Attutaya, and present day Bangkok. I am sharing with some shots from my favorite temple, Wat Si Chum (Temple of the Bodhi Tree).
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The brick and stucco Buddha is 15 meters tall.
The most photographed part of the Wat Si Chum Buddha…
And finally a lovely group of well behaved Thai Children admiring the Buddha 🙂
The park is open from 6:30pm to 8pm daily. Start early to avoid the heat.
The park is divided into five zones. The central, northern, and eastern zones each have an admission fee of 100 Baht
Transportation is required if you want to go beyond the central zone. Bicycles are available for hire. You can also hire a motorcycle tuk-tuk; 700 baht/approx. $22US for a full day (that was my choice.)
An Audio tour is available for the Central Zone (150 Baht/approx. $5US).
Crowds are almost non-existent. I was often the only person wandering around some of the temple compounds.