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Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 | 6 comments

Thailand’s Blue Tiger: Day 9 (Scene 2)

After taking a good look at the main structures, we went directly to the bicycle rentals.  For less than two dollars you can rent a bicycle to wander around the ruins.  A lot of people skip Sukhothai completely.  The ones who make it, take a look at the main temple ruins and leave.  But the Historical Park, which comprises the remaining of the old capital, has more to offer.  That is why we decided to rent bikes to take a deeper look around.

Everything inside the park has an attractive appeal.  The place is full of ruins, Buddha statues, moats, chedis and bridges. There is even a Khmer influence structure. You stroll under the shade of the trees and stop by hidden structures.  I guess you can get your Indiana Jones fantasies fulfilled while discovering the place.

There is also the opportunity to discover the area by motorcycle.  Believe it or not, they are permitted inside the park.  Actually, ladies selling everything you can imagine, follow tourists in their motorized modes of transportation.  The motorcycles are rented close to the historical park’s entrance.  You pay like 4 bucks for half day.  Wow, that is a deal. As a matter of fact, everything in town was super cheap.  The motorcycle can be used to explore the areas surrounding the town.  Guides like Lonely Planet tell you about different waterfalls in the area.  Well, we did this but I will tell you what happened latter.

For now, enjoy the following pictures of Sukhothai. 

Ruth in riding a bike in Sukhothai

My husband riding a bike in Sukhothai

Khmer style structure in Sukhothai

One of the moats surrounding the structures

One of the bridges used to cross the moats

Buddha statue in another ruin

Big chedi


  1. I bet you had a great time exploring, but the heat must have been intense. Having spent time in Indonesia I imagine Thailand is similar with heat/weather. You were brave to bike in that heat.
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    • Lisa,
      You are right. The heat was intense. I went in April which is still part of the hot season. Even the ladies at my neighborhood Thai restaurant told me that was not the good time to go. Well, we tried to stay near the big trees. Plus, there were ladies selling drinks in every corner.
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