Thailand: Of Temples, Taste And Other Things
The story of Ayutthaya always fascinated me....
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Ayutthaya Historical Park Pratuchai Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand
World Heritage: Ayutthaya (2 days and many rolls of film) On your way back down from the north, swing past this World Heritage Site. Once Thailands capital city in the 14th – 18th Century, it was burnt and pillaged by the Burmese about 400 years ago. You can wander the ruins and climb the temples that still remain today, and take in the morbid beheaded Buddha statues. Witness the Head of Buddha which is enveloped by twists of tree roots, but be sure to hunch over and not stand higher than its height as a sign of respect. Afterwards, pop into the museum or eat your way through the food market. Personally, I was in rapture when I happened upon the cute and kitsch clothes/accessories market by the Ayutthaya Hotel!
Wat Mahathat Tha Wa Su Kri Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand
Cover all the Wats in the map. Some famous wats are Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Wat Choeng Tha. some wats have an entry fee of 150 bahts like for e.g. Wat Mahathat.There are places to see elephants as well, the map will direct you very easily to these places.Try the food here, really authentic. Get you camera charged, there are a lot of places to be shot. Wear shoes, there is a lot to walk. There is a night market here which is very close to the station, a good place to pick up souvenirs :)The last train is at 7.05pm for Bangkok, you can decide to stay here and catch the sunrise as well.Have a great trip!