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This time I looked at my old pictures from Thailand after the short series from Ayutthaya by Paul and a long one from Bangkok by Miguel.
I visited Thailand. Laos and Cambodia during quite a long trip - five weeks in 2013. It was my first journey father retirement (just being employed, I still work as a freelancer). I went with my eight (!) friends as a tour guide. we visited many places in Thailand. The most fantastic was the Sukhotai. Quite strange that last photos from Sukhotai were posted in 2013.

Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions; the rapid assimilation of all these elements forged what is known as the 'Sukhothai style'.
Originally, Sukhothai was a Khmer empire's outpost named Sukhodaya. During the reign of Khmer Empire, the Khmers built some monuments there, several of them survived in Sukhothai Historical Park.

The area of this park is big, with a lot of temples and Buddha statues. It needs a lot of walking. A better solution is to rent a bike. The problem was, I couldn't ride a bike. (Do you know another one, wrrr). Before the trip, I bought a bike and asked my sons to teach me. I COULD ride but I felt very unsafe. After return, I have never ridden a bike again.

I will upload two pictures as Workshops.

Bigger picture:

https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/76332/thai_1.jpg

Buddha statue:

https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1585432/photo222049.htm

Stupas and statues;

https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1585432/photo222048.htm

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