Ayutthaya Grand Hotel
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Coming from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya took us about 2 hours. It was a pleasant trip, watching the sunset along the paddy fields, town after town, learning a few words of Thai from Charlie, always made us laugh with all the tongue twisted words that I found it quite interesting to say. We reached the hotel in the evening, having rested about 2 hours …
... A whole new element of adventure in seeing all the ruins (including crossing a major highway bridge on bikes) was added by biking around and I honestly could not have imagined seeing as much as we did any other way than on bikes.
On Sunday, we started off later and went to the Ayutthaya floating market. It was definitely packed with tourists and a lot of their souvenirs were overpriced for Thailand, but it was still cool walking around and our food was ...
... bus to the airport was at 10am. We arrived at the airport at 2pm & spent the day hanging around waiting for our flight. When we went to check in our bags we found that we hadn't said we had luggage when booking our tickets, so we would have to pay extra. Tom & I had to pay an extra £15 each. Amy, Abbie & Nicks bags were small enough to take on as hand luggage, so they put on as many clothes as they could in order for their bags to weigh less. They ...
... for the bus journey ahead! Yes that's right, although we promised that we wouldn't be travelling by bus anymore after the horrendous trip from Pai to Sukhothai we thought we would brave the Thai travel once more and headed over to the bus terminal just out of town. We arrived at the bus terminal and paid almost 400 baht each for a ticket to Ayuthaya. Although we felt this was a lot, once we stepped onto the bus we soon realised why the bus cost ...
... pit stop to recharge back at our guesthouse we set off again towards Wat Mahathat. Although we'd glimpsed it the previous evening, we wanted a proper look around, and weren't disappointed. The Wat did have a 50 Bhat entry fee, and a very low, poorly monitored wall around the outside that ringed in the architecture. Inside there were more examples of Ayutthayan and Khmer architecture, several seated Buddhas, and to attract every foreigners's camera, a Buddha head engulfed by tree roots. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking