Initially, when I was planning this whole Bangkok Trip, I did not know anything about Ayutthaya. But as I was working on my First Timer’s Bangkok DIY Itinerary, my friend, Kath, told me that we need to allot a day for Ayutthaya. As she was more familiar with Thailand, I said yes.
I did some research and more than the temples I saw in Bangkok, Ayutthaya has more to offer. From temple ruins, palaces, monasteries and statues — it did not come as a surprise to be tagged as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre.
So to start of with our 2nd day, it’s time for us to ride a BTS! Yeay! 🙂 if in Manila we call it MRT, in Bangkok they call it BTS. And sorry again Manila, their train station is waaaay better than us. 🙁
- Here’s a short footage during our BTS ride: BTS to Mo Chit. Cost: 42 Baht / person
After we got off Mo Chit, we rode a FREE public bus (Bus #3) that will drop us off at the terminal where the Mini Vans to Ayutthaya are.
- Upon entering the terminal, a lot of conductors and drivers will approach you and ask where you’re heading. So just tell them Ayutthaya and they will direct you where to ride. Cost: 60 Baht / person
- Ayutthaya is 80 kilometers away from Bangkok so it took us at least 2 hours to get to there. Upon unloading the van, the driver helped us look for a TukTuk for our tour. You have another option which is to ride a bike. But since Kath and I does not know how to use one, we chose the 1st option. HAHAHAHA. Cost: 600 baht / person
Unlike in the Grand Palace, Ayutthaya is not strict when it comes to what to wear when visiting their temples. So without further ado (char! Hahaha!) here goes our Ayutthaya Adventure. I don’t know any of their history so I’ll skip pretending I know anything. LOL. Just see how happy we are in every photo. Hahaha! 🙂
- Wat Chaiwatthanaram
- Wat Lokayasutharam (The Reclining Buddha)
- Wat Phra Si Sanphet
- Wat Maha That
There are a lot of ruins and temples and many more things to see in Ayutthaya. But we did not explore all of those anymore, as again, we got too tired from all the walking and the heat of the sun was 32 degrees and rising! We lasted for 3 hours in Ayutthaya before we headed back to Bangkok.
I did not regret a single thing spending one day in Ayutthaya. If only I could spend more time to explore all the other temples, I would. But I guess… Another one to add up on my list of reasons why I would go back in Thailand.
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