After Chiang Mai we embarked on a 5 or 6 hour drive, to Sukothai. We decided to visit Sukhotai to see the ancient ruins of the old capital of Thailand. The temples and monuments have since been restored and is now a World Heritage Site. When we arrived at our hotel, Charaburi Resort, we were greeted by the most helpful woman who took us to our rooms which were all beautiful. We only had the afternoon and night in the city so we had to get out right away to explore! The Sukothai Historical Park was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel. We were advised to either rent bikes to see the whole of the park which is quite large or to get a tuk tuk or bus around it.
Dave managed to convince me to rent bikes. When I say convince I mean it. I have not ridden a bike in years and I am slightly afraid of it. Even as a kid I hated riding them so I just decided as an adult why would I bother trying. Needless to say I was wrong, it was a lot of fun and made seeing the sights so much easier. It was a very hot day so it was a sweaty bike ride but it was fun to get some adventure and exercise in. After we took it all in we decided to head back to the hotel before the sun went down so we could get a swim in to cool off. The pool at the hotel was lovely.
Then before we knew it it was time to head back into town to get something to eat. We ate at a local restaurant and finally tried sticky rice and mango, a Thai dessert that had been suggested to me by many friends. I was not disappointed! It was so delicious that I ended up ordering it every time I wasn't too full from dinner. I can't wait to recreate it at home!