Arriving in Ayutthaya by train, crossing the river by boat, and walking for a kilometer, we both realised it was lunch time. Lucky for us a lady had setup her cart along the road we were walking on. With my new skills of asking for (cow moo glob) crispy pork and rice, I asked the Thai lady, she nodded, and I was sorted. Roy pointed to what someone else had and ended up with a plate of rice topped with spicy chili mince with snake beans and a fried egg.
With our bellies satisfied, we continued our journey to the gates. Arriving at the remains of this city, surprised to see walls being eaten by the earth in section, Wat’s that are leaning to the side. The city was originally founded in 1350, destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Now it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the park is well preserved and a small cover fee applies to enter.
Unfortunately I do not remember what each section of the place was called, So below is a collection of photos taken around the historical site. Visiting the park blows your mind, the fact it was built in 1350, over 661 years ago, just does not escape my mind. Our country was found in 1770, and then the first boats arrived in 1788.
Want to go there? At the bottom of the page is transport info from Bangkok
After sweating for hours in the hot sun, we thought it would be best to get in a tuk tuk to get us back to the train station for our journey back to the city. It was our first tuk tuk ride in Thailand, usually are feet get us to where we needed to be.
TRAIN: From Hualamphong station in Bangkok, trains leave hourly – we rode in third class and it took one and a half hours.
TO AYUTTHAYA HISTORICAL PARK:
FOOT: Once you arrive at the train station, you will need to cross the river via ferry. It’s a small fee. Then Continue walking forward (west) for almost three kilometers to the main gate.
TUK TUK: Flag down a tuk tuk, to take you straight to the gate approximation 5 minute ride.