Day 5: Exploring Ayutthaya
Spending two days in Phuket was slightly not enough, we still couldn’t take our mind off the gorgeous view of the places we have been to; however, time was limited. Thus, we had to continue to our next destination which was Ayutthaya. We flew back to Bangkok using the same Airline – Thai Lion Air, but the aircraft this time was Boeing 737-900… smaller, and no longer equipped with in-flight entertainment (how sad TT). It costed me 17.98 USD (so in total DMK-HKT-DMK is 46.97 USD). We made a bad decision flying in the early morning at 6:45 AM, we had to check-in 2 hours before departure time, plus preparation and stuff… Nightmare! I won’t make that same mistake again; even though, I want to save some time for the day. It’s the worst mistake ever made on a trip. Also, return trip from our hotel to the airport in the early morning was a little costly but still – we had to… lol.
We arrived Bangkok around 8:10 AM. Then, we decided to took the train from DMK to Ayutthaya. It costed me 11 THB (around 30c) for one way trip. You can go to the Don Muang train station by going to the terminal 1 and look for Amari Don Muang Hotel sign, go up by the elevator and cross the street using the walkway. Convenient! Although it’s ultra cheap, it’s crowded and slow, but the people working on the train are so helpful. You can buy food and drinks there on the train, so no worries.
It took us around one hour to reach Ayutthaya train station. It’s tiring since we didn’t have enough sleep, early flight and staff. However, it’s relaxing with the wind and view along the road. We reached there around 1PM, had some lunch and I was ready to explore. I walked around 17 km that day, the furthest walk in my life. I lost sense with the views and the stories behind every temples I’ve been to. It’s fun carrying a map and moving from places to places, lost in the sight of those great scenery. First, let me show you the town then I’ll show you the temples I’ve been to.
And here are the stunningly gorgeous views of the temples I’ve seen: