Finally...on my third time visiting Bangkok, Wira & I had a chance to visit Ayutthaya. We went there with 3 other friends from Indonesia who’s having Asia trip at that time.
Ayutthaya took place about 86 km north of Bangkok. In 1350-1767, Ayutthaya was a capital city of Thai. It was once glorified as one of the biggest city in Southeast Asia. Today, Ayutthaya has groups of crumbling ruins and rows of headless Buddha where once an empire thrived. The architecture of Ayutthaya is a fascinating mix of Khmer (ancient Cambodian style) and early Sukhothai style. Some cactus-shaped obelisks, called prangs, denote Khmer influence and look something like the famous tower of Angkor Wat. The more pointed stupas are ascribed to the Sukhothai influence.
We leave Bangkok to Ayutthaya at 11 am by air conditioned bus. You can take the bus from Chatuchak Bus Terminal (Mochit). It tooks 1,5 hours to get there. Otherwise you can take train. When we arrived in Ayutthaya, we used tuktuk as our transportation to get around. If you had spare time, you can rent a bicycle to get around. We spent 200 THB/person to paid tuktuk for 5 hours. Luckily, we got a tuktuk’s driver who can speak English. Wira was the one negotiated with the tuktuk driver.