Sukhothai Rail Escape

4 day Rail Escape - from £659

Visit one of Thailand’s most important historical sites on a rail journey to Sukhothai. Passing through the countryside of central Thailand offers an alternative way to visit this impressive attraction.

 Highlights:

  • Scenic rail travel
  • Mix with locals
  • Sukhothai Historical Park
  • Tak Bat alms ceremony
  •  Wat Mahathat
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok to Sukhothai

Transfer to the railway station this morning for a four and a half hour journey to the town of Phitsanulok, gateway to the ancient capital of Sukhothai. Travel in Second Class which offers an air conditioned carriage with recliner seats. On arrival stop for lunch in a local restaurant, before a visit to the Ja Thawee Museum with its exhibits that depict rural Thai life. Continue with a visit to Wat Mahathat, a much venerated shrine and said to be home to one of Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha images.

Your hotel for the duration is the Lengendha which has an excellent location close to the historical park and features an outdoor swimming pool and Thai restaurant.

Meals: Lunch
Hotel: Lengendha, Sukhothai

Day 2 - Sukhothai

Spend the morning exploring the UNESCO listed Historical Park just a short drive from your hotel. Established around 1238, Sukhothai was the first capital of Siam and is condsidered the cradle of Thai civilisation – the birthplace of Thai art, architecture and language. This is appropriate as ‘Sukhothai’ translates as ‘the dawn of happiness’. Admire beautiful standing Budddha statues as you explore the many ruined temples and monastries.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Lengendha, Sukhothai

Day 3 - Sri Sachanalai

An early start this morning to take part in Tak Bat where you can offer food to the Buddhist monks at Wat Thraphangthong. After breakfast back at the hotel, drive to Sri Sachanalai to visit the Sathorn Gold Textile Museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before free time back at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Lengendha, Sukhothai

Day 4 - Sukhothai to Bangkok

Meet your guide and transfer to the station for your afternoon train back to Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast

4 day Rail Escape - from £659

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Talk to an Asia Expert for departure dates and availability.

Your Rail Escape

Discover the best of Thailand and its diverse scenery with our well planned rail escapes. Using rail to get between the main places, they include activities and accommodation that can be built in to a longer Asian holiday

Your Rail Escape includes:

  • Return 2nd class daytime rail travel
  • 3 nights at the Lengendha Sukhothai
  • Transfers throughout
  • Daily breakfast and 2 lunches
  • Full day and a half day sightseeing tours

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talk to an Asia Expert on 0333 234 3112