Somjai Place Ayutthaya
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I finally saw the thailand that I was looking for in Ayuthaya. Night market with lots of street food. Temple ruins and modern ones in every corner of town. Well be here for the next 4 days. $14 a night stay at Somjai place and most basic things close by makes it easy to deal with the heat.
It was a bit of a travel to get here. We took a …
We arrived in Ayuthaya after taking the train from Bangkok a little later than scheduled. Thankfully the hostel was easy to find so we were able to dump our bags.
We later found this really nice restaurant which was by the river, and whilst we were there the sun set making the river sparkle.
The food at the restaurant was lovely …
... guard came to let us know that we would be disembarking in about 10mins. We anxiously and continuously looked out the window, hoping to see the lights of a town. When we arrived, however, the station was on the other side so we couldn't tell what it looked like. Grabbing all of our stuff and holding our breath, we stepped off the train. Thankfully, the station had many lights and there were lots of people awaiting trains - though we were the only Farangs. We sat down on a ...
... for respect and luck - one Buddha for each day and two for Wednesdays.
After this temple we went to the Ayutthaya Historical Park - a little reminiscent of Olympia - the ruins of the old temple complex, many statues ruined when Cambodia invaded and destroyed the complex by fire and stole all the gold that covered the temples. Things we learned - ch=j - chedi = jedi but the "i" is as in ink not jedi as in Star Wars!!!
After the monument ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSomjai Place Ayutthaya
Somjai Place is a lovely guesthouse with nice clean rooms with air con. The staff are friendly too, very central location, with the historical city only a 10 minute walk.
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