TIP: Explore the former capital of Siam, or the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is just 80 km from Bangkok and can be easily reached by train.
Ayutthaya – What To See
The city of Ayutthaya is full of temples. Temples are simply everywhere, as it is the former capital of Siam. But in order not to waste time, we will choose the most important ones:
- Wat Maha That – temple with the head of a Buddha overgrown in a tree
- Wat Ratchaburana – Incredible Tribal Prangs
- Wat Phra Si Sanphet – temple with 3. Stupas
- Wat Lokayasutharam – a statue of a great reclining Buddha
- Wat Chai Watthanaram – a large river temple complex
- Wat Yai Chaimongkol – a temple with a large number of Buddhas
Erawan NP and the bridge over the River Kwai – waterfalls and the famous bridge
When you are in Bangkok, be sure not to miss these places!
Ayutthaya – an archaeological experience
Ayutthaya – How to get here
The easiest way to get here is by train. Trains run approximately every hour from 04:30 to 22:00. The same is true in the opposite direction.
Trains leave from Bangkok Hua Lampong station and cost around 20 THB (3rd class). The journey takes about 1.5 hours.
These are open wagons with fans on the ceiling. On the way back to BKK, the trains can be more full.
Ayutthaya – Transportation
You have several options to choose from:
- Go on foot – many sights are within walking distance, but you won’t be able to see everything
- Rent a bike – a great way to see everything important when you have more time and are here for at least 2 days
- Tuk Tuk – rent Tuk Tuk (WE RECOMMEND), as soon as you get off the train, Tuk Tuk-aari will pounce on you. It is necessary to negotiate a price, but this option is certainly the most advantageous. If you are lucky, your driver will also be your guide.