Life in pixlars


Tourists in Thailand

Category: asia, life in pixlars, travel

After 14 hours, a few movies and a playlist of Nicolas Jaar sets later we arrived at BKK airport.
Our plan was to catch the cheapest bus possible to Ayutthaya, what used to be a beautiful Kingdom before it got invided by the Burmese in the 18th century.
Headless Buddhas and tempel wats in ruins gave us a good start to all those beautiful temples Asia had to offer us.
We got to Ayutthaya for 11bhat/person by train. To find a place we had the Rough Guide & Lonley Planet but it was quite difficult to find an affordable place that wasn't full. After walking around in the sun with our bags weighing us down we finally settled for a place that didn't seem too bad.
HOSTEL: Baan One Love
COST: 600bhat for a double room with two large beds.
It wasn't too bad but wouldn't stay there again.
BIKES 50bhat (~£1) per person for a day
It's highly recommended to discover the temple ruins by bike.
All around us people were approaching us with "deals", offering to take us to see all the temples by their Tuk Tuk for "only" 1000bhat. It is very easy to be fooled. A bus ride alone is mare 30bhat. It's very beautiful to bike around, there's a lot of stray dogs so that's a bit sad. 
STAY: I think two days here is enough, there's so many other beautiful places to discover in the North, I'd rather spend more time in Chiang Hai.
Penalty for drinking wine on the train: 6 months prison or a 10.000 Bhat fine or both.
Taking the train is a very fascination and CHEAP way of traveling, you encounter everything from live animals, western tourist with flashy backpacks or local people takng a nap after getting groceries.
The guys catching the boat to the other side of Ayutthaya
Some ruins were less crowded...
Other ruins were full of tourists and little market stalls wanting to sell us tacky souverniers.
Here's some charming rickshaws waiting to take you home.
We were very happy to go around the city by bikes.
Biking through a market after a full day of discovering.