I’ve decided I should keep each place I visit in a separate blog post, so here’s a shorter entry for my day trip to Ayutthaya. This an old capital city of that was supposedly one of the biggest cities in the world around the year 1700 and an important trading point for many nations, until 1767 when some Burmese army came and destroyed it all pretty much. So now there are a lot of old ruins and remnants of temples to explore, and it is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
The 3rd class train from Bangkok cost an amazing 30p… but it did take it’s time getting there. Upon arriving there is a short boat trip to cross the river and then you have the whole old center to explore. A lot of the places to see are very similar but it’s still a nice day to spend walking through history. There is also a large market which was good for food, but after much walking I ended up waiting around the train station for the overnight train up to Chiang Mai, which was unfortunately an hour late.