Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sukhotai Historical Park

The Sukhothai Historical Park covers the ruins of Sukhothai, capital of the Sukhothai - the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It is located near the modern city of Sukhothai, capital of the province with the same name in the north of Thailand. Inside the park are the remains of the royal palace and twenty-six temples, the largest being Wat Mahathat (as shown on both the two postcards). In 1991, it was declared a World Heritage Site as part of the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns together with the associated historic parks in Kamphaeng Phet and Si Satchanalai (as shown on the stamps of the first postcard).

Thanks to Chatchawan and Jirasorn, two Thai friends who sent me the beautiful postcards with pretty stamps. There are many monks and nearby people come here to give them food, it is very often seen in Southeast Asia countries called “Alms Giving”. But it is very interesting to see it in boats on a beautiful lake full of lotus, what a peaceful scene!