What is Ayutthaya?
Ayutthaya is the old capital of Thailand and is located 85 Km North of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 and nowadays hosts an archeological site that became a popular destination for the tourists that stay in Bangkok as you can easily visit the site in a day. As you can see from the photos, here you’ll mostly find Buddhist temples.
From Bangkok to Ayutthaya
By minivan (tour)
I was staying in Khao San Road, the popular backpackers area in Bangkok. So instead of going to the Bangkok train or bus station myself and then find my way once arrived in Ayutthaya, I’ve being lazy and took a day tour from one of the many tour agencies that you find in Khao San.
The tour cost me 700 Bath and included the minivan ride (they pick you up at your hotel at 8 am) to Ayutthaya and through all the touristic spot scattered around the town. The tour also included the lunch (nothing special but it wasn’t bad). The trip from Bangkok lasts about 2.5 hours and you’ll be back in Khao San around 5 pm. [Read more…]