Wednesday 4 March 2015

for Sukhothai Historical Park

Our earliest start yet, we were up and had to be ready to leave by 8am, leaving the gorgeous resort behind us for a short drive into Sukhothai Historical Park. 

We went straight to the bicycle hire shop to get fitted for our bikes and helmets. I will admit to being a little apprehensive as it has been many many years since I have ridden a bike, but it really was something you do not forget.

It really was just like riding a bike!
Sukhothai means 'Dawn of Happiness' and the park is home to about 193 ruins on 70 square kilometres of land.

We set off to visit 3 of the main sets of temple ruins. At our first stop we noticed some gorgeous little school children walking towards us and their teachers allowed us to take photos with them. 

Of course my eyes are closed!

I think the teachers were more into the photos than the kids were!

We then rode on to Wat Mahathat, which was the biggest of the 3 temples we visited. 

Some impressive fingernails right there!!

After we spent time exploring here we returned to find that the bike hire people, who rode behind us in a ute in case of a breakdown, had turned all our bikes around to face out! How cute are they! Some of us joke about being a pushbike version of Sons of Anarchy as we all mounted our pushies and took off one at a time after each other!

We then rode on to Wat Sri Sawai.

Our final ride was a little longer and involved leaving the park and riding on a main rode for a little bit to the amazing Wat Si Chum.

Again with the gorgeous gold fingernails!

 Afterwards we rode to a little picnic area and were fed the most amazing home cooked meal by the people from the bike hire place. The food was the best yet (although I think I have said that a few times already!)

We then rode back to the shop, hopped back on the bus to drive about 450km to Kanchanaburi which took about 7 hours due to the road and traffic conditions.

Make sure you have Sukhothai on your Northern Thailand travel list!!

Linking up with My Brown Paper Packages for Wednesday Wanderlust, Ms Mystery Case for Worth Casing Wednesday and Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday!  

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