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!|
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!!