Ayutthaya Travel Blog› entry 5 of 12 › view all entries
August 16th, 2006 – by: RainyDayToast
It was just amazing. Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand and was a prosperious city for about 417 years, from 1350 �" 1767 (it was previously called Siam). The city was bombed by Burma. I would highly reccomend spending a night here and seeing other ruins, as we only saw the main ones, but passed others which I would have loved to see. The ruins are huge in some cases, and the area is quite vast - of course nothing to the size it previously was.
We headed to the royal palace - Bang Pa-in.
The tour also included a cruise down the Chao Phraya river, which in all honesty was OK for the first 30mins, but the entire 3 hours or so was hell. I had thought it would've been nice to see the way people live on the river, which it was, but you get a taste for it within a short amount of time. The food also wasn't that fantastic.
We then met up with Poupee - a Thai student who stayed with us about 10 years ago on an exchange and it was great to see her.
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