Take a slow train to the ancient city on the outskirts of Bangkok

in travelfeed •  last year 

There is only one destination today, Ayutthaya, the royal city on the outskirts of Bangkok! It used to be the capital of 33 Thai dynasties, but was later destoryed by Myanmar.

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya, you can choose to take a train at Hua Lamphong Railway Station. The decoration of the railway station is so cute and so childlike! Every pottery figurine were laughing and when looking at them the mood to become good!

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We were taking a slow train and we could open the windows to enjoy the scenery along the way! Although the train did not run fast, but since Ayutthaya is not far from Bangkok, just one and a half hours will arrive!

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After arriving at the Ayutthaya Railway Station, you have to take a boat to cross the river, after which is the real ancient city.

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Ayutthaya is not a small scenic spot. It is an ancient ruin mixed with folk houses. The ruins are scattered in every corner of Ayutthaya. It is recommended on the Internet to rent a bicycle tour, we rent a motorcycle, and later found that our choice is too correct! Such a big old town + such hot weather, cycling will be exhausting and hot!

Quietly show off one, I now see online saying that Ayutthaya is going to collect tickets, and when we went 7 years ago, there was no need tickets at that time, and there were no fences outside each ruin, you can go directly ~ Envy Right?

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The architecture of Ayutthaya is very similar to the style of Angkor, but it is much more open than Angkor. In Angkor, some building are nestling together with roots, here not. But Angkor has its own history and Ayutthaya also has its own history. I don’t mind visit both of them.

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Many Buddha statues in Ayutthaya have no heads, it is said that they were destroyed when the Burmese army came over! How much hatred is there to cut off the heads of so many Buddha statues? Some arms and legs can also see clear knife marks!

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Although many of the heads were destroyed, one of them rolled under the tree and was wrapped by the roots that grew up later, which became one of Thailand's seven wonders!

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This big Buddha statue originally was cover by a temple, but its house was destroyed during the war, and now it can only sunbathe every day. The Thai people worried it would become too dark, so they wore a robe for him!

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The weather was so hot that I need to eat an ice-cream to cool off. Looking at the ice cream cart, it was seems to came back to my childhood,at that time in front of my school , there was also an ice cream cart.

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We went to a place where an elephant performed. Everything was fine, but the elephant's stool smelled a little smelly! Their ivory is still there, but they can be seen with sharp part ware cut off.

I found that elephants are very smart animals, and performing a hula hoop can also perform many difficult movements! If they can teach them to use the toilet would be more better!

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