Ayutthaya Place Youth Hostel
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... elephants in Asia it amazes me that any tourist would pay to ride one here.
The next day we caught a tuk-tuk up to Ayutthaya historical park to see the ruins of the old city. The ruins are fairly spread out so we only visited one site - Wat Phra Ram. The ruins were really impressive and seemed very untouched which was nice.
After, we went for a look round a market before catching ...
... great, and much cheaper than we anticipated). On our walk to/from the restaurant we got to see one of the temples illuminated which was nice. So that's another busy day done. We are heading back to explore Bangkok tomorrow morning (about 2 hours south of here) for a few days before we head down to spend some time on the islands. Ps. After 2 1/2 years Ed has shaved his beard off! (Competition: last blog written by ...
... once very large. All the temples were made up of sandstone as it was bountiful in the surrounding area. There were a few Stupas that had crumbled and one or two that were still standing but on an obvious lean. There was also a central tower that we climbed up some steep steps to reach. We then got a good view of the River and half of the island. After we watched the sunset we got back no the longboat and headed through one of the canals to get back to the market ...
... pulled up at Chang House (a cafe) where we had lunch and were given maps of the area.
Ayutthaya is not a large place but it is one of the most historic in Thailand. It was the capital city before Bangkok 417 years ago which explains why it is filled with ancient ruins of once grand temples. The city was founded by King U-Thong in 1350 and during its period as capital 33 kings ruled. In 1767 invading Burmese forces sacked the city, ruining temples ...
... kind of in a kneeling position mind that small benches were there at our disposition to sit on!
A discrete small chain was also there around the tree to remind us visitors and tourists of the fact that we couldn’t touch the statue’s head; the presence of a guard also ensured it! And no, I didn’t attempt to ...
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