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As with any ancient place, you are advised to read about the place ahead of time in order to really appreciate what you are seeing. Also, your guide is extremely important so try to get in a small group with a highly recommended guide. I...More
The temples are great and give a good impression of the power of the old kingdom. We started at the historic study centre, very informative and information is given in English.
We used a bike to see all the sites. We also visited the Portugese...More
I really enjoy visiting ruins and this place was totally ruined ;-). No really it is great, the ruins are "preserved" the grounds are clean and well maintained and the ruins themself are magnificent, the history, what once stood here is all just awe inspiring....More
Huge overwhelming large site, which has some major sites that are occasionally overrun with tour bus groups. That said, we moved away to "lesser" sites and just enjoyed the atmosphere.
There is just so much to see, but it is not always possible to see...More
We didn't want to do a tour since we like exploring on our own, so we went on a public train which was a great experience within itself. Once we arrived, we hired a tuk-tuk driver to drive us to 4 sites we selected. He...More
We arrived at Ayutthaya not known much of the history of the place but our guide Ong was an encyclopaedia of information which was marvellous.
The place itself was simply stunning and we enjoyed the time we spent there.
Considering it is only about 70kms...More
Big is not your run-of-the mill, 13 in a dozen tour guide. He wasn't hard to spot in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental as he was the most underdressed amongst the high-falutin crowd. We got our bag of snacks handed to us and were...More
Response from malmt2011 | Reviewed this property |
hi, Ayutthaya is about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok (approx 2 hrs drive). Ancient capital with extensive archaeological site eg. temple. Definitely worth the visit. Just bring umbrella with you and you will be fine.
I cannot answer you question (just bungalows) - f about travel from Lamplaimat. What I can say is that we traveled from Bangkok’s Lamphong Railway Station vía an express train to Ayutthaya. The cost was $15 one way. The... More
I cannot answer you question (just bungalows) - f about travel from Lamplaimat. What I can say is that we traveled from Bangkok’s Lamphong Railway Station vía an express train to Ayutthaya. The cost was $15 one way. The train made four stops and arrived in 1 hour and 20 minutes. The carriage was air conditioned. A meal and water were provided. We departed 10:15 and caught the last train out at 18:00 same day.
We visited Ayutthaya during a weekday. So I can’t say whether the sites are busier on weekends. What I can say is that I have seen an appreciable difference in traffic due to weekends anywhere in SE Asia. What is important to understand is that the town of Ayutthaya grew around the historical sites. Traffic is everywhere. We bicycled around to all the sites. Fun if not a little scary at times. I recommend searching the web for self directed tours to Ayutthaya. Good luck and enjoy. Ayutthaya is worth a see!