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!
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Aisawan Thiphya-Asana - พระที่นั่งไอศวรรย์ทิพยอาสน์ ตำบล บ้านเลน พระนครศรีอยุธยา ประเทศไทย
One of the highlights is a delicate, artistically carved camel bone dragon. Along side this is the tower used by royal parties as an observatory to view the heavens or surrounding countryside, called Ho Withun Thasana, or Sages Lookout. And finally we'll come to an archetypal Thai pavilion set in the middle of the ornamental pond called the Aisawan Thiphya, or the iconic Divine Seat of Personal Freedom, or 'floating' pavilion, known to have been the favorite afternoon spot for young Royals, and an inspiration to their epic poetry. Opening Hours: 8.30 a.m. To 4.30 p.m. Tickets sold until 3.30 p.m.
Wat Mahathat Tha Wa Su Kri Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand
The whole site covers an area of approximately 70 square kilometers and is divided into multiple zones. The central zone contains the majority of the ruins and a museum. Maps are free at the ticket office. Mat Mahathat is one of the most spectacular. There are ruins spread at every few meters but there are a few significant sites which must not be missed and to be planned in such a way that you get to spend more time there.
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 Lokaya Sutharam Pratuchai Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand
After Mahathat we also visited Wat Lokayasutharam, which has a 32-meter long reclining statue of the Buddha, and then Wat Phanan Choeng, on the east bank of Chao Phraya river . This temple houses a 19-meter high gilded statue of Buddha, called the Luang Pho Tho, dating back to 1334. The statue is revered by the Thais and the Chinese, and is a popular site to visit in the park.