We left Chiang Mai knowing there are still plenty of things for us to do on our next visit, whenever that might be. We caught the 8.50am train from Chaing Mai, alighting at Phitsanoluk at about 2.30pm. The second class air con seats were very good, and included a snack and lunch brought to your seat. M had organised hiring a car, which we had to pick up from the airport. It was very easy to negotiate an open taxi ride to get there too. The airport was very neat and had at least 4 other hire car stands besides our chosen company in the terminal, along with ATM machines and coffee shops.
We headed for our destination, Ruean Thai Hotel. The staff are very welcoming, a good source of local knowledge, and they have a great pool there as well. And it’s close to the Sukhothai Historical Park. (As with all my recommendations to date, not a paid endorsement – I just really like the place).