Travel Blogs from Ayutthaya, Thailand

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Ancient Ayutthaya and bizarre Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ancient Ayutthaya and bizarre Bangkok

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... to manoeuvre ourselves out of the way and make a speedy exit in between elephants. There was a great night market in Ayutthaya as well, which we visited several times and sampled some local cuisine. The people working there couldn't speak any English ...

The Original Capital!, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

The Original Capital!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Monkeys and antiquities, Ayutthaya, Lopburi and Phitsanulok, Thailand travel blog

Monkeys and antiquities

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Here are the Ayutthaya basics: it's an old Thai capital city an hour or two north of BKK, with loads of old temples, lots in the Khmer style (with reddish stone towers like Angkor in Cambodia). It's deceptively big, so a bike was in order. Big Bertha was ...

Old and new, side by side, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Old and new, side by side

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Ayutthaya may not have been the first capital of Thailand, but it is the most interesting to us. We'll reserve the history lesson for only those who are interested, however. Whereas modern-day New Sukkhothai is separated by the "old town" (where the ...

Ruins and cheap nice hostels, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ruins and cheap nice hostels

A travel blog entry by benandtrudie

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... /26'c is too cool! Trudie here: The tour that we had organised through the Hostel was a boat tour, and as often happens in Thailand, was not quite what we expected! A tuk tuk that belonged to the hostel dropped us at the pier and a few minutes later a ...

Heading North, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Heading North

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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... admit I did enjoy talking to him but I'm glad it was the short train journey and not the 12hr one we are on tonight. Ayutthaya Now this place used to be the capital until they moved it to Bangkok and has some amazing ruins that we wanted to see. ...

Bang Pa-In Palace, Ayutthaya, Thailand., Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Bang Pa-In Palace, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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... palace.  He rarely visits.  It's a sprawling vista of opulence. Gorgeous.  Manicured and befitting a King of Thailand. (Have I mentioned yet how much the Thai people love their King?) Here is a virtual 360degree tour of the palace ...

Ancient Capital of Siam, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ancient Capital of Siam

A travel blog entry by chowie

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... on time, I have yet to see a mini-bus on time. Today I was scheduled to take a day trip up to the ancient capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya. The bus was supposed to pick me up anytime from 7am - 7:20am, but I wasn't picked up until around 7:50am. Actually ...

Ancient capital, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ancient capital

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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... . The guide knew what he was talking about & gave loads of info. We spent the morning visiting the ancient capital of  Ayutthaya which was really worth the visit....a lot of tourists, but it is that time of year. This used to be the capital ...

Visiting the Ancient City of Ayutthaya. Wat Fun!, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Visiting the Ancient City of Ayutthaya. Wat Fun!

A travel blog entry by schipper

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Hi Everybody- Please checkout the pictures from this weekend and see Wat fun we had (Wat means "temple" in Thai). Ayutthaya is about 1 1/2 hours north of Bangkok and was once the capital of Siam (Thailand) from the 13th to the 17th century. It is known as ...

Ayutthaya, The Anciet Capital, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ayutthaya, The Anciet Capital

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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... , old and new, is still surrounded by an impressive square moat. (Info from Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayutthaya_kingdom) *sigh* I dunno, maybe it's because I'm headed to Cambodia in a few days to see the ancient ruins of Angkor ...

The Old Kingdom, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

The Old Kingdom

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Luckily this morning, we didn't have to rush to much. After packing our small bags, we left the big ones behind, hailed a cab, and we were on our way to catch an 08:20 train to Ayuthaya. As it was this time in the morning, we encountered numerous traffic ...

Wat Yai Chiamonokhon, Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Wat Yai Chiamonokhon, Ayutthaya

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Before visiting the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya we stopped at this Temple just to the south.  It is from the same period as the rest of the ancient city, but this temple is still in use and has the many layers of previous buildings to prove it.  ...

Venice of the East, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Venice of the East

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... old capital with Uncle Woz was worth a gander. All good. Nailed in the 1760's by the Burmese, the ruins of Ayutthaya's old city is now a UNESCO protected treasure chest, attracting hordes of tourists from all over. Still, it was clear straight ...

Siam's old Capital, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Siam's old Capital

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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We took a day trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the old capital of Thailand. It is known for its Temples scattered around the tranquil, peaceful town. Even though the bus ride there took about 3.5 hours for only 35km distance, it was great to experience. We ...

Map pin, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Map pin

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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Temples Temples Temples!, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Temples Temples Temples!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Ayutthaya is a city full of ruins - in fact there are over 100 Wats (temples) here. We checked into a really nice room and took off to the night market which was nearly closed. Here we tried food I wasn't sure I'd ever eat: jellyfish which is crunchy and ...

Riding the short bus, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Riding the short bus

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... . We all introduced ourselves and told a little about ourselves.  Our first stop on the bus tour through Thailand was the ruins at Ayutthaya. Nok gave us a some of the facts about the temple grounds and then allowed us to wander off on ...

Back to the family, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Back to the family

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Arriving at the train station i again had the same phone conversation with Gina where she has no idea who i am, so arriving to pick me up her and somsri were exstatic to see me, as i was them. They have been bloody busy at Moradok; the bar they were ...

Back to my family (sort of), Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Back to my family (sort of)

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... market, which she again refused to let me pay anything for.           Second day in Ayutthaya didn't go too well. The start of the day was nice; Caro, i German girl in a six week holiday in Thailand, arrived ...

Temple, Budda, temple bikes!, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Temple, Budda, temple bikes!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 114; Today we took off on our bikes and went to see the sights, the bikes really are the best way to get around you can ride right up to everything and go through the markets so lots of short cuts, we saw the old ruins and all sorts. The rest ...

Clean feet at last, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Clean feet at last

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... hot and the sun in not even out. Took a quick walk round again, then headed to the train station on our first bus in Thailand, bus was still a bit of a banger in western standards but compared to India it was a dream, we got seats and everything, not one ...

Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ayutthaya

A travel blog entry by jentravels

... really nice (see previous entry :-)) and we saw some big buddahs. They're enormous - I'm not sure how they got there in the first place. I have some funky tan lines after today! Also got new sunglasses and another bracelet. LOVE the shopping in ...

Lance Armstrong in Thailand- Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Lance Armstrong in Thailand- Ayutthaya

A travel blog entry by travelchad

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... a car, a tuk-tuk, or a bike to tour the ruins. So I take the 3rd class train for less than 50 cents up to Ayutthaya, take a little ferry across the river into town, and rent myself a Schwinn Rider-esque set of wheels for the day for 30 baht, which is ...

Ayutthaya and sleeper train, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ayutthaya and sleeper train

A travel blog entry by ncpalmer

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A busy day travelling up north. Enjoyed some more culture in this ancient city and cycling around but felt dirty all day. They're travelling though, it's ...

Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ayutthaya

A travel blog entry by loronaaa

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Loos and Cat meet Koon Mair and Koon Por, Tharua, Thailand travel blog

Loos and Cat meet Koon Mair and Koon Por

A travel blog entry by ruthcape

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... !) He seems to juggle hundreds of jobs with many more business plans for the future! He owns a ridiculous amount of houses all over Thailand and 100 trucks for various purposes which he is very proud of! His english isn't bad, he's very keen to learn more ...

4. Seeking Lara Croft; Finding See-Saw-Ou, Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

4. Seeking Lara Croft; Finding See-Saw-Ou

A travel blog entry by bahtman

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... front, not from the rear," as Rogue Warrior Marcinko would say.]   Chedi Chaya Monkhol and almost everything else in Ayutthaya was burned to a crisp in 1767 by, ironically, the ...invading Burmese, after they'd stripped the gold from everything - ...

Ayutthaya (Teil 2), Ayutthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ayutthaya (Teil 2)

A travel blog entry by steffiundlars

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Heute morgen haben wir uns ein Fahrrad geliehen und weitere Tempel besichtigt - Wharn Phra Mongkol Bophit, Wat Lokayasutha, alter Koenigspalast und Wat Yai Chai Mongkol. Heute nachmittag geht es um 16:00 Uhr mit dem Zug zurueck nach Bangkok. Dort ...

One Month Left, Thaura, Thailand travel blog

One Month Left

A travel blog entry by ruthcape

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... below the coconut trees eating papaya salad and chatting with her family. On Sunday we spent the day interviewing students from schools in Ayutthaya who were hoping to go away for a year with AFS; strange to be on that side of things! Quite a different ...

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