We started out at 7 AM passing Lampang, Den Chai, Uttaradit, Si Satchanalai on the way to Sukhotai. Didnâ€™t stop for any photos until we got into the Sukhotai area – Had lunch at The Legendha Resort â€“ Great place , good food. This is also a nice shot of Kay at the resort.
Before we left on the trip I had bought over 700 Baht of Atlas, and road maps and we also stopped at a TAT office ( Tourism Authority of Thailand) and got their maps. They all were terrible – The only safe way to travel in Thailand is with GOOGLE MAPS running on your cell phone, here is my setup in the car, a LIFESAVER. I also run a APP called TRACKS, it keeps a record of our path marked as the blue dot at the lead of the red line – center right. This photo was taken much later in our trip but It does shows the program working. This also let me GPS the photos as my cameras donâ€™t have GPS capabilities â€“ Lightroom and Trackâ€™s GPX tracklogs did the trick, synchronizing with the cameraâ€™s date stamps when I get back home. Side note: They wanted 25,000 Baht to install an auto Garmin GPS system and it was SLOW â€“ I mean slow â€“ my 16,000 Baht Samsung Galaxy A5 was at least 5 times faster and I can take it from the car when I leave. With DTAC I have full internet and phone capabilities. Several times the maps showed road or highway numbers that were completely wrong and many times there were no roadside markers or signs to indicate what road you were on â€“ leaving the main highways and trying to use shortcuts on lesser side roads would be impossible using the maps or looking for signs and at night – forget it. With Google maps we drove right to each location â€“ No Problem .
Here are shots taken during the day â€“ not in actual order as we were using 2 cameras I didnâ€™t take the time to sort them out. We did visit the Sukhotai Historical Park, Phara Buddha Chinaraj National Museum, and a small Wat next door with boys honoring â€“ Muay Thai.
That evening we stayed at the Anothai Hotel in Phitsanulok â€“ small but actually the best place we stayed for the entire trip â€“ Amazing 600 Baht for the room, including breakfast â€“ quite, clean and everyone very friendly – I highly recommend it.