Ready for our next stop on our Travels in Thailand tour – another Unesco World Heritage Site? Well, we’re still traveling North in Thailand from Ayutthaya, and now we’re on our way to Sukhothai.

But, before we get there, we’re treated to another wonderful experience of just being on the road in Thailand – a roadside market in a little village where we stop for lunch.

roadside market in Thailand

Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries.

roadside market in Thailand

I’m falling more in love with Thailand now and the beautiful people who live there.

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AND the simple beauty of living in this culture.

little girl in Thailand

After our lunch stop, we continue on our journey to Sukhothai – the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Sukhothai

Sukhothai

Sukhothai literally means “Dawn of Happiness.

Sukhothai

I’d say our happiness is showing in the photo below.

Sukhothai

We’re visiting in their “Winter”, but trust me, the definition of Winter we know here in the States is not the same. Thank goodness for all the beauty around us to distract us.

Sukhothai

Sukhothai

Sukhothai

It is said that this kingdom’s most famous and beloved King Ramkhamhaeng, considered the Founding Father of the Thai Nation, is responsible for all the wonderful qualities that today we define as Thai culture.

Sukhothai

Thank you King Ramkhamhaeng!

Sukhothai

After visiting this historical site, we headed to our hotel, the Sukhothai Heritage Resort.

Sukhothai

Sukhothai hotel

Sukhothai hotel

Here we enjoyed a relaxing dip in the pool and a delightful dinner and relaxing evening.

Sukhothai hotel

Before I get to our next destination the next morning, I must tell you how while on our way there we were treated to seeing a “parade” of monks moving through the town.

monk greeting

monk greeting

We were told it is a special treat to be able to view the Thai people lined up to make their offerings to their local monks.

monk greeting

Notice most people are wearing the color yellow in honor of the King’s birthday.

monk greeting

How beautiful, humble and peaceful are the Thai people?

monk greeting

What a special look into the local Thai culture.

Next, we continue our way North towards Chiang Mai – with a few great stops along the way…stay tuned.

Missed the start of our Thailand/Cambodia journey? Start here to begin the journey.

 

Lita

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