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Ruins at Sukhothai

Our main focus today was to explore the 13th century Sukhothai which is Thailand’s largest collection of ruins. On the way we stopped to walk in a rice field. Then we went to a rice factory to see the process of production but also a rice museum to see how rice was processed 70 years ago.

When we arrived at Suklothai I was amazed at the extent of the ruins. This was the place, as the guide said, where old Siam was born. We also visited the monument to King Ramkamhaeng who created the Thai alphabet and achieved much for his people. He promoted the spread of Theravada Buddhism.

Rice fields

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Boundary markers that mark out an ordination temple

Roadside factory that produces skewers from bamboo for kabobs

Roadside factory that produces skewers from bamboo for kabobs

Indigo home factory

Indigo home factory

The monks