Moving through Central Thailand

2009/01/15: to Sukothai 92km
Had a late start after western breakfast at the hotel. Stopped for a couple of hours to enjoy the historical park in Kamphaeng Phet, a treed setting with about 50 wats. We then made good time, despite a headwind, to Sukothai — the first capital of Thailand. We found the hotel had a party of about 20 jovial Australian cyclists with whom we had supper in town. A pleasant day, but we are getting tired so today is a day of rest with a little tourism to see more wats.

Buddha at Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park.

Flowering tree at Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park (anybody know the type of tree?).

Chris by wat, note white teddy bear mascot (hanging off front of front black bag) given to him by a student at at Thungsaiwattaya School.

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2 responses to “Moving through Central Thailand

  1. My googling skills say the flowering tree is <>plumeria alba<> (or Frangipani or Dok Champra). According to the internet, it’s the national flower of Laos. Now I should stop procrastinating and get to work on the first GVOC talk that Meghan and I are giving tonight. Hope all is going well. The pictures and the stories are great.

  2. Yep, plumeria sp. (Margo, you knew that a plant question would be the impetus to make me write!). The leaves usually look more like rhodo leaves, though. The leaves in the background of this photo don’t look as if they belong. Don’t tell me you didn’t upload a botanical encyclopedia 😉

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