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[Thailand] The ruins in Ayutthaya

Bangkok

sunny 34 °C
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Ayutthaya was a former capital of Ayutthaa kingdom. This city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong and was destroyed by the Burmese. Since there are lots of heritage here, the ruins was recognised as a UNESCO WORLD HETITAGE SITE.
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We drove from Bangkok in very early morning in order to avoid the traffic jam. After an hour, we arrived our first stop, Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, a Western style Gothic architecture Buddhism Temple located in an island near Bang Pa-In Palace.
Since this Wat (Temple) is located in an island without any road, a monk used a cable car to deliver us to the island. It’s quite exciting and special to visit a temple needed to across the river.
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Before arrived the main “cathedral “, there are lots of Western gardens and houses.
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Bible’s packing Buddhist Scripture lol
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It’s free to across the river and visit the temple, but donation are welcome
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After visited this morden Temple, we then went to a pit-stop to buy some drinks as this place is really really hot!!!! We shopped in 7-11 in the Ayutthaya city.
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We then continued our journey, after passed by the downtown, we visited the Wat Yai Chai Mongkol. This Wat was built for the monks backed from CEYLON ( SRI LANKA) many years ago and famous for the Sleeping Buddha.
Actually, except for the outdoor Sleeping Buddha, the other Buddha statues and Tower were also special and unique.

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Although Ayutthaya was a former capital, however, all the ruins in the Ayutthaya are not far away. After a short ride, we then arrived the second Wat, Wat Chaiwatthanaram. This Wat is a bit like Ankar Wot and this architecture shown the art and building skills of ancient Thailand.
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Again, it was very hot and sunny in Ayutthaya, I am not understood why the Tourism Board of Thailand was recommended tourist to borrow bicycle to visit these wats. I think it is better to rent a tuk tuk car or join the local tour for the journey.

We bought a special coconut ice-cream with durian favor in Wat Mahathat. Wat Mahathat is famous for the ”Buddha head tree”. I was thought it’s a small wat and only have a ”Buddha head tree”. However, it’s a big wat with many wat.

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After visiting this wat, it was time to have lunch and got rid of the sun shine. We went to the Ayutthaya Floating Market.

This Floating Market is a modernize market and actually the hawkers are not selling food and souvenirs in the boat. The boat is just a decoration and the boats are mainly for sight-seeing.

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But other than that, this location is a good place to having a lunch.

We back to Bangkok after lunch at around 2.

DAY 1 : Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam + Platinum Fashion Mall > Dinner Cruise- Shangri-La Horizon Cruise
DAY 2: Platinum Fashion Mall > Central World: (Snoopy) (Pizza Pizza)+ Big C
DAY 3: Ayutthaya 哥德式佛教教堂 + 其他Wat> Asiatique the Riverfront
DAY 4: Sofitel So Bangkok > Lumphini Park >Airport

Posted by simony 04:59 Archived in Thailand Tagged bangkok wat ayutthaya niwet thammaprawat

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