The old capital of Thailand
Trip Start Oct 19, 2006
55Trip End Apr 05, 2007
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The thing we were most excited to see in Pitsanulok was the bronze-casting buddha foundry, and it was really cool. We learned about all the steps of the process - the story is in the pictures.
From Pitsanulok we took a day trip to Sukothai, one of the ancient
capitals of Thailand in the 14th century. Many temples and statues of
the Buddha remain. This era in Thai history is also important for the
establishment of the earliest Thai script. We went to a museum that
exhibited smaller artifacts from the sites and rode rental bikes around
to see a few more distant monuments. The tourist count was pleasantly
much lower than at Angkor Wat, althought this made travel from
Pitsanulok a bit more arduous.