HOLY SHIT it’s hot in Ayutthaya! One day in the city is certainly more than enough, but we spent two days because we were exhausted and didn’t want to go on immediately. What to do? Well, thank god there are so many things to do in Ayutthaya.
Temples, of course
Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Thailand, and you can still see influences everywhere thanks to the temples and many Buddha statues. Much has been destroyed in the past, but there is still a lot to see. There are many sites in Ayutthaya and the entrance is usually around 50 baht.
The past couple of weeks, we slept in some dreadful – but cheap – ho(s)tel. Which is okay, but since we’re quite tired, we’ve decided to go all out and throw some cash around. Enter Baan Kong Homestay, where we had our own wonderful bungalow. Is really close to the temples too!
Swim swim swim
Okay I already said it but I will say it again IT IS HOT. Thank God there is a swimming pool in town: MM Swimming Pool. Not discovered by tourists yet, we were all alone, except for the local swimming teacher and his pupils.
I have a love-hate relationship with cycling, but since it is a lot cheaper (50 baht/day) than any taxi or tuk-tuk, we went for it. Ayutthaya is quiet in terms of traffic and not big so cruising through town on my bicycle was super chill.
There are a lot of nice hostels and restaurants that offer some pretty good food and live music, especially on Nareasuan Road.
- We took the train from Pak Chong to Ayutthaya (350 baht). Since Ayutthaya is surrounded by water and therefore is an island, going to your ho(s)tel by foot is rather annoying. Tuk-tuk for the win!
- Take water everywhere with you, because it’s warm here, I don’t know if I’ve already said that.