Ayutthaya - Ancient Capital of Ruins
Trip Start Jun 10, 2009
1Trip End Jun 15, 2009
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Where I stayed
The next morning we had breakfast by the patio on the riverbank of the hotel. Took some pictures of the barges that passed by us. After breakfast we walked to a nearby temple, nothing much to see, so we walked to the other end, where we saw the railway station
Bear met us at the hotel, brought us to so many interesting places that day, starting at 10am until 5pm. We never knew there were so many temples of old and new in the city.
We visited 10 temples that day. Namely: 1) Wat Phanan Choeng, 2) Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol, 3) Wat Si Sanphet, 4) Wat Mahathat, 5) Wat Ratburana, 6) Wat Lokaya Sutha, 7) Wat Naphrameru, 8) Wat Phutthaisawan, 9) Wat Kudi Dao, 10) Chai Wattanaram. These are the famous temples in Ayutthaya. Some recognised as World’s Heritage sites. Each built in different era. Ayutthaya empire glorious moments span from 1350-1767. In history, The Burmese had many times invaded Ayutthaya, destroyed the city and the temples, robbing off most artifacts, in particular looking for gold. Buddha’s head and arms decapitated off. A sight of shame and sorrow swelled in my heart.
The Thai Tourism Board made sure all sites are in good condition and clean
Sssshhhh…not so loud (chuckle….)
And head on to Bangkok.