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Scott in Thailand
Recommendations : 1017 Recommend it!
Country Thailand
City or Region Ayutthaya
Travelling with David & Ruby
Travel date 08 Apr 2002
What you've been doing

After an extremely hot and uncomfortable but otherwise uneventful train journey from Phitsanalok we have made it to Ayutthaya. If you can, it is well worth buying a second class ticket on the train as the third class seats are very uncomfortable as we experienced (and you're lucky if you get a seat).

Ayutthaya is another place famous for its ruins. They are not as immediately impressive as Sukothai but the fallen head of a Buddha statue surrounded by the roots of a tree is very engaging. Many of the Buddha statues' heads have fallen off long ago and this gives the place a somewhat grim feel conjuring up images of some sort of massacre. Well it does to me anyway.

Many people make this a day trip from Bangkok and this is probably a good idea, although we are staying at the very comfortable Suan Luang guest house for a reasonable 8 pounds a night.

Added : 10 Apr 2002, 05:17:47 (UK time)
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