Ayutthaya Place Youth Hostel
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Kodatski stayed here on Apr 13, 2011 during their trip titled: Kodatski's Great Adventure.
A very long day! Got up early, had breakfast, checked out of Sivarin Guesthouse and caught a third class train to Ayutthaya. The train was very cheap, only 15 baht (30p) each but now we understand why. It all started off well until the train started bouncing up and down and as we were on train tracks we figured that this was not what it was meant …
... just dotted around. Ayuthaya was once the capital of Siam (between 1350-1767), until the Burmese army invaded in 1767 and sacked the city. There were 400 glittering temples standing, now about a dozen restored ones stand, and many ruins can be seen.
We came across a 'cock fighting festival'. Hundreds of people had turned up for this with their prized cocks! We didnt wait around to see the cocks in action though. It was such a bizzare ...
... the Buddha met a giant who refused to show respect to the buddha because of his size. So the Buddha made himself bigger than the giant to put him in his proper place. We also went to a temple with a huge buddha statue all of gold (I'm not sure if it is real gold). It was at least 3 stories high. They happened to be doing some sort of ceremony at the time we were there, and we were herded into the crowd and got to participate. They were dressing the Buddha in orange ...
... off to the amazing Erawan waterfalls. Unfortunately for the drive up there we got lumbered with the most annoying family who just could not control their 2 year old boy, - he managed to scream the whole 1.5 hours there! Never known a kid like it..... When we arrived we couldn't get away from them quick enough... The waterfalls are the best in thailand. There are 7 waterfalls in total, separated on different tiers, which involves hiking and rock climbing between them all. It was ...
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