Maison de Sukhothai

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments


This blog entry is dedicated to Tong, the artistic and lovely owner of Maison de Sukhothai.

I love traveling, and what I love about it is not so much the sightseeing but the people I meet while traveling. It is usually through them that I have a better understand of their culture and customs. On this trip, I met many interesting and nice people but one particular person stood out from the crowd.

Even though Sukhothai is a major tourist attraction, the accommodation choices are still quite limited. Hence when I found this b & b online, I ignored its slightly off location ( it is about 30 mins' drive from the historical park) and booked myself one night there.



As you can see from the photos, this b & b is rather special, and so is the owner, Tong. Fluent in French and English, Tong used to work in Bangkok but decided to return to her home town to start her own b & b when her health deteriorated due to work reasons. Not only is she a hospitable host who makes you feel at home, she is also very interesting and extremely talented ( she is a decorator, cook, baker, gardener, hat maker etc). However, it is her passion, generosity and sincerity that really touched me.


Breakfast by the river with homemade bread and jam



I can write for hours on the delicious food she cooked for us, the tranquil surroundings and conversations we had; but the most blissful moment of my stay was when we watched the birds building a nest in a tree by the river, which will stay with me for a long time. I have stayed at countless accommodations around the world, but only a handful of them made me want to return again. Yet after spending only a few hours here, I already knew I wanted to come back again and one night is definitely not enough...

If you ever visit Sukhothai, be sure to book yourself a room here for at least 2-3 nights, honestly, you will not be disappointed!




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