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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
The first site that we visited was Wat Mahathat, in which the most notable feature was a buried head of the Buddha, made of sandstone and covered by the roots of a bodhi tree.Several prangs, or spires, are already leaning and on the verge of falling down. Several headless statues also dot the red adobe walls of the complex, silent witnesses to the destruction that happened several centuries ago.
About Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Ayuthaya is one of the old cities near Bangkok, Its a great place for a one day trip. Weekend Getaway Kinda place. Its like a mini Laos/Jogjakarta/Cambodia. All the structures are ancient and beautiful. You can find a lot of Buddha Idols here. A great place to get some great photos.There are trains that leave every half an hour from Bangkok (Hua Lampong) Railway Station. You can get a 3rd Class ticket just for 15Bhats. Its a 2 Hour Journey and quite a pleasant ride. You can buy fruits and drinks on the train. No need for reservation, you can get the tickets at the station on the spot.Once you reach there make sure you get a bike on rent, its available right outside the railway station, will it will cost you around 250 bahts for a day. Cheap! Dont forget to ask for a map!
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya