The peaceful atmosphere in Ayutthaya, which is totally different from the eventful lifestyle of Bangkok. Ayutthaya has the beautiful Buddha statues surrounded by red leaf trees, creating a calm and poetic scenery for this ancient capital.
Bangkok is unstable, very hot and crowded, so instead of staying in this capital for a long time, why don’t you change the wind by visiting Ayutthaya – the ancient capital of Thailand? I can promise this destination will not be a bad choice for your Thailand tours.
To come to Ayutthaya, you will have to depart from Bangkok. There are many ways to go to this ancient capital, you can choose among the following ways:
- Hiring a taxi to go straight there or buy a tour of the hotel where you live.
- Buying tickets to Ayutthaya and departing from Hua Lamphong train station, ticket price about 20,000VND, it’ll take about 2 hours to come to Ayutthaya. At the station in Ayutthaya, you can rent a tuk-tuk to go around the capital, it costs just about 400,000VND.
- Going to Mochit bus station (you can go by BTS, Tuk Tuk or Taxi) and take the bus to Ayutthaya, every 30 minutes, there is a trip departing.
- Going to Victory Monument, there are many minivans to Ayutthaya, every 20 minutes, there will be a bus to Ayutthaya.
If you go in a group of 3-4 people, you can choose to rent a private taxi to Ayutthaya for around 800,000VND to 1 million VND. It’s not fancy at all to wait a long time under the strong sun to catch the bus or take the train.
Ayutthaya is about 85km from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, like Hue in Vietnam and was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage in 1991. Ayutthaya began to be ruled under the reign of King U Thong. In 1767, after seven dynasties ruled by 33 kings, the entire Ayutthaya capital was invaded and destroyed by the Burma Army (formerly Burma). When he gained his independence, the king moved the capital to Bangkok. Since then, the site of Ayutthaya has become desolate.
In Ayutthaya, there are destinations with very difficult-to-call names such as Wat Choeng Thar, Wat Suwandararam, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phutthaisawan, Wat Pra Sri Sanphet, Wat Worachettharam, Wat Lokaya Suttha, Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Chaiwatthanaram,… If you need these names to save, you should take pictures of the temple.
The wonderful peaceful atmosphere in Ayutthaya, with the Buddha statue surrounded by the red leaf trees, has created a calm and relaxing feeling for anyone when coming here. Finding a shade, lying down, holding a book, or simply lying on the grass ground under the tree and watching the Buddha statues is also very interesting.
After watching the temples and statues, you can rent a taxi to Ayutthaya Klong Sabua Floating Market just for a great lunch. This market is very wide, the food is available on the boat or the stove is on the wooden planks set up on the market.
One day exploring Ayutthaya is just more than enough, with good services, quiet and peaceful atmosphere, when coming here, you can hear the cool breezes blowing, the leaves rustling, admire the Buddha statues of this historical dimension, you will not be pestering the thought of how many years ago, so many ups and downs that today still look at the pure, subtle sadness, unhappiness,…