Tuesday, March 24, 2009


We book our tour to Ayutthaya at Khao San road and it was cheap only 690 Baht per person, where it include lunch and transport. It was Sim suggestion to us to go to this historical place where has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage since 13 December, 1991.

Ayutthaya - full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya - is an ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand, 85 km to the north of Bangkok.

A lot of ruins in Ayutthaya already almost destroy by war or stolen by the local for their Buddha head to sell. Ayutthaya is a place in ancient where it happen a lot of war if compare to Sukhothai where is the land of happiness and peace.

Our tour guide for Ayutthaya, he a bit give me an impression like the movie Karate Kid Sifu..haha

Wat Phu Khao Thong with beautiful sky

Some details of the temple

Buddha image in Wat Phu Khao Thong

Our 1st temple to visit is Wat Phu Khao Thong as you can see the picture above. It was amazing for my 1st impression and the weather is a bit cooler and dry if compare to Bangkok. Forget to mention that Ayutthaya is located on the northern part of Thailand, that's why the weather would be a bit different.

Yishu try to pretend the Buddha

Big statue of sleeping Buddha

I kind of forget the Wat for the picture above. Is a big sleeping Buddha available there.

Full view of Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Some of the Chedis

Yishu in pose

Above is one of my favourite ruins among all the temple around Ayutthaya. It is call Wat Phra Si Sanphet, is consider as a residential palace for king. Is a big and beautiful place. Some of the Chedis there is to keep the King ashes.

Still preserve it well

Picture above show is Wihara Pra Mongkhonbophit, where it was just the same place in Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

The famous tree that has grown around a Buddha head

Temple on hand

Buddha statue

Wat Mahathat, is a famous trademark place in Ayutthaya for its Buddha head inside the growing tree as you can see the picture above.

Mini cable car

Yishu & Sim sitting on it

Confuse not sure is a church or temple?

Buddha in a Church look a like temple

After the tour around Ayutthaya, we also stop by to see a church look alike but is a Buddha temple in it, that is so strange. Another interesting is how you cross the river. As you can see the picture above is like a mini size of cable car that control by the monk there for the crossing. Something different from others.

I'm very satisfied for the tour around Ayutthaya and something we can see different outside Bangkok. Is a highly recommended place to go if you are in Thailand and is not far away from Bangkok for around 1 hour drive to there.

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