Sukhothai from Chiang Mai?

By | November 2, 2013

by Mark
(Seattle USA)

Hello,

I’ll be coming to Thailand for the first time in November. I will be spending time in Chiang Mai for the Loy Krathong festival, but also want to photograph ancient temples, etc.

I definitely want to visit Sukhothai. Would I be able to base myself in Chiang Mai and visit Sukhothai during the day or are they too far apart for a day trip?

Thanks,

Mark

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Sukhothai from Chiang Mai?

Chiang Mai to Sukhothai
by: Kevin(Webmaster)

Hi Mark

Chiang Mai is a great place to use as a base to explore northern Thailand but is quite a distance away from Sukhothai.

I would recommend that you travel back from Chiang Mai to Bangkok by road and take a couple of days out to visit the old Kingdom cities of Ayutthaya & Sukhothai on route……both are incredibly beautiful & spiritual places!.

Chiang Mai is said to have over 300 Buddhist temples……so you will definitely be kept busy.

Kind Regards
Kevin


How?
by: Mark Olwick

Thanks Kevin. Travel by road…how? I won’t have a rental car or bike. Can you suggest another method by road?

Thanks,

Mark


Chiang Mai to Sukhothai
by: Kevin(Webmaster)

Hi Mark

Apologies, I should have mentioned that I suggest that you travel by bus from Chiang Mai to Sukhothai & Ayutthaya. The re are buses to all major cities in Thailand leaving Chiang Mai daily, you will just need to book a seat a couple of days ahead of when you want to travel.

Regards
Kevin