Car Hire Phitsanulok
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Car Hire Phitsanulok provides you with the best way to discover nearby attractions. Take in the ancient ruins dating to the Sukhothai period in air-conditioned comfort with a day trip to Sukhothai or Kamphaeng Phet. Or enjoy a slow drive to the less visited Muang Kao Historical Park just outside of Phichit. Having your own vehicle will open up these attractions and more. All cars have unlimited millage and at least one free additional driver. Car Hire Thailand offering choice, value, local support and a best price guarantee.
Roughly midway between Chiang Mai and Bangkok, the lower northern Thai city of Phitsanulok is little known to visitors to Thailand. Yet this city boasts good access to some of Thailand’s key historical and cultural attractions. Beyond the Buddhist temples and houseboat eateries of the city itself lie major sites of interest.
Phitsanulok is a historic city which is situated in lower northern Thailand, and is the capital of Phitsanulok Province. It stretches all the way to the Laotian border. Phitsanulok is one of the oldest cities in Thailand, and was founded over 800 years ago. It is an ancient centre of both Thai culture and politics that is situated along the Nan River. Phitsanulok today is a dynamic and busy city, and one of the largest Thailand provincial capitals. Phitsanulok is often cited as one of Thailand's oldest (if not the oldest) continuously occupied city. Up until 1775, the city was a strategic defensive outpost.
Sukhothai Historical Park
The Sukhothai Historical Park covers the ruins of Sukhothai, which was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom during the 13th and 14th centuries, in what is now considered North Thailand. It is located adjacent to the modern city of Sukhothai, which is present day capital of the province with the same name. Here can be found 193 ruins, situated on 70 square klm of land. Inside are the remains of the Royal Palace, in addition to twenty-six temples, the largest being Wat Mahathat. The park is maintained by the Fine Arts Department of Thailand and has declared it a World Heritage Site.
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park
A Unesco World Heritage Site, the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park contains the ruins of structures that date back as far as the 14th century, the same time as the better-known kingdom of Sukhothai. Construction of Kamphaeng Phet’s Buddhist monuments continued up until the Ayuthaya period, almost 200 years later. They possess elements of both Sukhothai and Ayuthaya styles, resulting in a collection of Buddhist art quite unlike anywhere else in Thailand. The ancient city is now an outdoor museum set amongst magnificent trees and plants.
Budget is the only supplier with a depot in Phitsanulok, and they offer a free delivery service during office hours 0830H -17:30, A service is available outside these hours but a small out of hours charge will apply, will advise when booking but expect THB321 per hour outside office hours. Budget have car rental depots in all major locations including car hire Trang Airport
Traffic drives on the right. Roads are in general good condition, but with heavy traffic potholes can be a problem. Be cautious of motorbikes while driving.
Urban roads: 50kph where there is no signpost indicating otherwise
Provincial Roads: 100kph
National roads and highways: 100-130kph
Budget and SIXT are the only major companies represented in Phitsanulok with depot on the airport, office hours 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday but will open to meet any flight arriving outside office hours.