23-25 October, 2022
Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai Excursion
“The soul of Thailand can be found in the cities of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai. These strongholds of architecture and culture evoke Thailand’s ancient civilizations.” (Fodor’s Travel 2016). Join historian Dr. Ratanaporn Sethakul on a three-day, two-night journey to discover how and why these cities were important in Thailand’s history.
Our excursion will depart from Chiang Mai and head first to Sri Satchanalai where we will visit the Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, Tao Turiang ancient kiln, and the Sathorn Textile Museum. On the second day we will visit the National Museum and Sukhothai Historical Park, where you will admire the well preserved ruins and see other temples in the area including Wat Chetupon, Wat Chedhi Si Hong, and Wat Tapan Hin. The third day we will visit the well-known 13th Century temple, Wat Si Chum, known for its mondop with a large standing image of the Buddha. After that, we will meet a local artist who makes Buddha amulets from clay. You will learn the history of this art and can make your own amulet before driving back to Chiang Mai in the afternoon.
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