Two Nights In Ayutthaya

From Kanchanaburi we caught a minibus direct to Ayutthaya. It was pricey, at 400 baht each ($AUD13, we didn’t have to pay for Ed), but saved us going back to Bangkok. The trip took about three hours.

In Ayutthaya the minibus dropped us at the guesthouse we had chosen. Once again we didn’t pre-book and luckily there was a room available. The owner turned people away after us.

We had a room at Baan Lotus Guesthouse, in a lovely wooden building with three big single beds, aircon, bathroom and wifi for 800 baht ($AUD27).

Baan Lotus Guesthouse Ayutthaya

Baan Lotus Guesthouse Room

The guesthouse had a lovely lotus pond out the back with a deck area over the top of it and hammocks.

pond gazing

Lotus Pond at Baan Lotus

The next morning we walked to visit Wat Mahathat to see the famous buddha head in a tree. Ed enjoyed looking around the ruins and asked lots of questions.

Head in tree Wat Maha That

Head in tree Wat Maha That

One temple was enough for the kids that morning and so we tuk tuked it to a restaurant for lunch and then back to the guesthouse for a nap that didn’t happen!

That afternoon we joined a tuk tuk temple tour with another couple, organised by the guesthouse. We got taken around to about 5 or six different temples over three hours and finished at the night market for dinner. Some photos of the temples we saw (many more on flickr!):

buddha Wat Lokayasutharam

Wat Lokayasutharam

family shot

Rare Family Shot


Temple Quirkiness

birds Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong

The night market was in a lovely spot. We had a table right by the river with a view across to a temple.

Tonight's dinner view.

Dinner View

After dinner we caught another tuk tuk back to the guesthouse and it was straight to bed. The next day we were off to Sukhothai!


2 Responses to “Two Nights In Ayutthaya”

  1. 1 PhotoCory October 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I will be going there in December. It’s good to know there’s a direct bus from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya 🙂

  1. 1 List 47/52 – Family Accommodation in Thailand | The places we go Trackback on November 24, 2013 at 2:44 am

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