Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya
Travel Blogs from Ayutthaya
After a day's rest we set off north towards Ayutthaya, which between 1350 and 1767 was the capital of Siam. During this 417 year period Ayutthaya had 33 kings who engaged in more than 70 wars. The last of the empire's battles was in 1767 when an invading Burmese army sacked the city, looting most of its treasures. What was left began to crumble but …
How is it possible that I can't pack everything back into our bags when we have done hardly any non-consumable shopping? We have to leave our two beach towels behind in the end, which I find rather liberating. I sense more belongings will be shaved off as our journey continues. Our taxi to the train station has some sticker guidelines of …
Ayutthaya is the capital of Ayutthaya Province in Thailand. On our way to the city we decided to stop at Bang Pa-In - the royal summer palace of the Thai Kings. The current king rarely uses the palace and when he does it is only for very special celebrations. The palace grounds are amazing to walk through. Immaculate gardens and the topiary …
... Na Phra Meru. We were lucky enough to witness a ceremony in the first one (people covering themselves with big orange ribbons which were then put up the big Buddha) and to visit the last one just before sunset.
On our second and last day, we explored the island itself (mostly the historical park) by bicycle, sometimes getting a bit lost in the ruins! The temples which caught our interest were Wat Phra Ram, Phra ...
... The second trip after this was lovely. It was our last stop for temples. There were a lot of mixed feelings about this one. There are so many places in Thailand where they are so poor but need to do things that would be completely unethical to us. Such as catching birds in a cage and charging you (400baht=£8ish) to set them free or turtles for example. I think that's been one of the most difficult aspects for me to try to empathise with. Specifically where animals come ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet