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New hostel in Phitsanulok.

Posted by scones on 6/11/2016 at 04:53

Karma hOMe hostel.
Address:26/64 Soi Lang Wat Mai Apai Yaram.Ampur Muang. Phitsanulok .Thailand.
Tel:0888141268 Mark 0814000147 Mint
Description: Karma hOMe is in Phitsanulok city which half way between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. It is a new building in the center of the city and walking distance from the train station and some of the main tourist attractions.We have 2 fan rooms,both with 2 bunk beds and shared bathrooms.There is a lounge/reception area where you can get local information and guidance.A reading or meditation area and on the rooftop there are hammocks to chill out on.I am English and have lived in Thailand for over 14 years so i know and can explain many things about Thai culture and my wife is from Sukhothai..We can both speak English and Thai.Our beds are 200 baht a night which includes breakfast with coffee or tea.

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Posted by exacto on 9/11/2016 at 21:24

Hey Scones,

Interesting spot you have in P-lok. But most backpackers don't put the city on their itinerary, so what types of things would you say make it worth a stay? What fun things are there to do? What is it on the way to?

Also, do you have a website or a map so we can find where you are in relation to the train or bus station? Cheers.

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Posted by scones on 8/3/2017 at 01:03

Most backpackers follow the guide books and use this as a stop off to Sukhothai but if you took the time to see the city you would be very surprised.
It has many interesting things to offer for example,Wat Yai temple which is the most popular temple in Thailand outside of Bangkok.It houses the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand.(Thais would say).
Also there is the very cool Sgt.Major Tawee folk museum and Buddha casting factory.
A more interesting 700 year old temple which has a herbal steam room,petanque bowls area,traditional thai massage school,a bodhi tree with a big hole in it,where people climb the silver stairs ring the bell and go through the hole then go down the gold stairs.Do this 3times for good luck,plus more And more.

Everybody who stays in the city rates it very highly.
This city also has some great bars and even floating restaurant/bars. Really good thai food can be found at the train station market or milk bars situated right on the river. There's even an all night market for those who can't sleep or want to witness real thai people going about their daily lives or should I say nightly lives.
There's no need to stay in Sukhothai,you can do it on a day trip and come back to Phitsanulok where real culture can be found. Not just ruins.

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