I am not a historian and I am not going to pretend that I can write about the city of Sukhothai in any kind of expert way, so I’m mostly going to keep this post to pretty pictures. In case you have no idea about Sukhothai, it’s a city in the lower north of Thailand that has a great deal of historical significance for the country as it was the first national capital way back in the 13th century. But what’s the big deal with Sukhothai now? Well, there are a huge number of temple ruins and restored temples from this period. If you’re a history buff or a temple fan, you will absolutely love the place. I am neither, but I still had a nice enough time in this city, cycling from ruin to ruin in that hot Thai sunshine (it’s advisable to get there early to avoid the intense heat). It costs 100 baht to enter each area of the historical park (plus 10 baht for your bicycle) and there are a few different zones in the park to explore. I would only spend a day here as there isn’t really anything to do outside of visiting the ruins, but if you’re particularly keen then there is another historical site about an hour away from Sukhothai called Si Satchanalai.

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