Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya
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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 …
... tuk tuk driver. He set the price to get us to our hotel (only $4A). When we got there he told us about his tour so we booked him for 9am tomorrow. We settled into our large room and went down to the hotel restaurant for lunch. We decided to make it our main meal so had a nice curry with rice and some noodles... all very nice. We went for a wander about our area, stocked up at 7 eleven for a quiet evening in and then went down to the pool to relax for the afternoon. ...
... with dreadlocks. Didn't see anywhere remotely tempting for dinner or a drink so made way back and stopped at Diamond house round the corner from our hotel, shared a large Chang and ate dinner (Panang Gai-oily but once had poured that off was quite tasty). Stopped to see about getting my nails redone but they only painted plain colour- no nail art-reckoned the closest place to get that done was MBK. Hotel & chill sharing another ...
Since Wat Lokayasutharam translates to the "Temple of the Reclining Buddha", voila......I now stood in front of an unbelievable 37 meters long by 8 meters high huge statue of a Buddha lying majestically on his side unlike many other ruins seen in the area.
The arm supporting the head was in a vertical position instead of ...
... with a big bronze Buddha), Wat Phra Si Samphet (which was the largest temple with its 3 big cheddis), Wat Lokayasutha (with a big reclining Buddha), Wat Maha That (with a Buddha head in the roots of a tree).
After a final evening and night, we went to the bus station the next morning, only to discover that the bus we had booked to Sukhotai had been cancelled (apparently we were the only ones we had requested ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet