TRAVEL

Ayutthaya.

June 10, 2015

Discovering the ruins of Ayutthaya.

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Ironically enough, i first came across the name Ayutthaya during my “Ragnarok Online” days, where its crawling with smokies and getting a smokie doll was a thrill. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t run on a Mac so i’m forced to put my gaming days behind me. Not that i was ever a hardcore gamer, just that it was a quick way to kill time.

I told the boyf that i had no concrete plans this trip (and we all know how much i love planning travel itineraries) but the only location i had to visit was Ayutthaya. It happened to be a public holiday that day, so his parents were kind enough to drive us up and waited as we set off exploring the temple ruins. It was a scorching 38degree heat, and coming from an Australian winter, it felt like i was walking around in a sauna. The Asian humidity level is really no joke.

The temple ruins in Ayutthaya are all located within close proximity of each other, so we started from Wat Phra Si Sanphet then cut through the park to Wat Mahathat. We skipped the smaller ones because they all kinda look the same and in that heat, we didn’t have the motivation to go around exploring. Wat Mahathat is probably one of the top visited because it houses the buddha head entwined in tree roots – the epitome of Ayutthaya in my opinion.

Many thanks to the boyf’s parents for driving and waiting around for us!

Location:
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park
Open 7 days; 8am-6pm
Admission: 50 baht

Wat Mahathat
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park
Open 7 days; 8am-6pm
Admission: 50 baht

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