18/12/2012 - 20/12/2012 25 °C
After the heaving bustle of Bangkok it was an absolute contrast coming to Sukhothai. The new city is situation 10 minutes from the 'old city' - former capital of the north Thailand region. The old town is now a collection of 21 ruined temples surrounded by a large square-shaped perimeter wall. This has to be my favourite historical location of my travelling so far.
The first day I stayed in bed until 6pm in an attempt to shift the chest infection that had been with me since Kanchanaburi. Got out to the new city in the evening and ate at a really nice restaurant. After the meal I had a traditional Thai stamina drink in order to boost my health. I didn't realise that being the creators of Red Bull, Thailand has a heritage of 'health boosting' drinks containing various herbs, spices, ???, etc. It did seem to alleviate my symptoms for a few hours though.
To see the old city I rented a push bike which was a relaxing and gentle way to see the place. Anyway, I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking....