Heart Land, Happiness, and Historical Press Trip Feb 14-16, 2014
Organic Agriculture Project Sukhothai Airport The iTravel Crew takes-off to Sukhothai on Bangkok Airways flight 211 from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). After an excellent flight with Bangkok Airways, Thailand’s boutique airline.
Sukhothai is located north of Bangkok, approximately half way to Chang Mai. Sukhothai Airport (THS) is owned and operated by Bangkok Airways and features a zoo as well as an organic agriculture project.
Once on terra firm, the team takes a look at the traditional agricultural life found in Sukhothai, which includes rice and a wide variety of tropical fruits as a part of the organic agriculture project.
Next up is a visit to the Holy Heart Land where we experience Happiness and Smiles as 99 couples celebrate weddings with the traditional lifestyle of Sukhothai in the ancient city. The couples then take to the skies in hot air balloons for a panoramic view of the holy Heart Land.
Day Two – February 15, 2014
The following morning the iTravel Team had the opportunity to take in the view via hot air balloon flight. Later in the morning, we take off for the Sukhothai Historical park. The ruins of the ancient Sukhothai Kingdom are located here and in December of 1991, it was declared a World Heritage Site. We visited numerous, majestic temples during our time here. After lunch, we dropped in on Sangkhalok ceramics. The replicas are as beautiful as the originals!
Later in the day a visit to the Pra Mae Ya Shrine made for an interesting afternoon. A stunning sunset at the historical park was icing on the cake. After dinner, the team took in a free light and sound show. Did we mention it’s FREE?
Upcoming shows will be held on:March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 11, August 9, and September 13.
Day 3 – February 16, 2014
The day kicks off with a golden start. We visit the ancient gold demonstrations in the Si Satchanalai district. Here you can buy Sukhothai style products made of gold.
“Media having lunch at Organic Agriculture Project Sukhothai Airport” The iTravel team continued onward to visit Ban Hat Siao, better known as the hand-woven fabric renowned for its spectacular patterns. The owner, Khun Sathorn is extremely friendly. Lunch consisted of Kao Perb, an interesting noodle dish unique to the village.
Our next stop was the incredible weaving village of Ban Na Ton. If you have time and the interest, a home stay is available to those interested in learning the way of life in the village.
As the day wrapped up we returned to Sukhothai Airport to catch a Bangkok Airways flight 214, an ATR-72 turbo-prop, back to Bangkok. The aircraft, sporting a colorful, tropical livery, whisked us home in comfort with the excellent hospitality of Bangkok Airways.