Sukhothai Historical Park was worth the visit, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we thought the park was beautiful and very well kept.
We took the bus from Bangkok and it took around 7 hours with a lunch stop along the way. We stayed in Old Sukhothai which is quite a bit smaller than New Sukhothai but we were able to walk to the park and go back to the hotel for a rest in the heat of the day.
While we were walking around the park we saw these guys trying to get something (we thought maybe a coconut) out of the tree but we didn’t see them get anything. We aren’t sure exactly what they were looking for but the guy climbed that tree so fast it was crazy.
We took in the mini light and sound show the first night. It was a bit difficult to understand the story because it was all in Thai but we caught most of the meaning by watching the performers. It was still worth going, and seeing a performance in front of an archaeological site was really cool. Near the end of the show they had a few floating lanterns and some fireworks.
It was really hot while we were there and walking to the northern sites was a bit daunting but we made it there and back. There were two sites in that area that were definitely worth a look. We tried to find some old kilns that were used in the 13th and 14th centuries, we only found one that actually looked like a kiln and the rest of them were just a few bricks on a pile.
We saw some Monks in the afternoon giving a blessing to the Thai people on the street. Gordon enjoyed feeding the catfish at the temple that was across the street from our guesthouse (they get fed a lot because they just swim around with their mouth open).
Where we stayed: Wake Up @ Muang Kao
Good eats: Sukhothai Noodles at the little restaurant closest to Wake Up Guesthouse on the way to the historical park (there was no English sign but the ladies cook out front and it’s packed with locals eating in and taking out).