Sukhothai is a city in the north of Thailand halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The new city is located 12km from the ancient ruins of what was once the capital of the Kingdom of Sukhothai.
Until eight years ago the ancient ruins of Hampi were inhabited as normal homes by locals. The past eight years, the Indian government has been trying to preserve these ancient site ... and are literally driving out of their "homes" these people.
When you roam around the numerous ruins of Hampi, sometimes is better take a rest from the blazing sun... otherwise you will end up literally cooked.