Ayutthaya – a Day in the Ancient Capital

Part 2 of 4 of my recent Thailand trip.

Ok I’ll admit that I was originally planning to do an overnight trip to this nearby city located about an hour (on a good day) from Bangkok. I thought it would be a good way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. And I’ve always wanted to spend a night here to see what life is like away from the tour bus day tripper crowds. But I got caught up with friends and just hanging out in Bangkok so I only made it a day trip to the ancient city. Note to self, must stay a night or two here in the future.

Ayutthaya was the ancient capital of Thailand back when it was called Siam and was a major trade hub with foreigners. It’s now a major industrial area with large Nikon, Pioneer, Panasonic, Honda, etc factories. But the town central still has that slower paced old town vibe and is famous for it’s numerous temples.

For the other blogs from my Thailand trip, click on Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Thai food.

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