Ayutthaya, Bangkok

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    Guided Tour to Ayutthaya

    by Snipernurse Written May 24, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Ayutthaya may be an essential for a trip to Bangkok and Thailand, however I want to tell you my experience so you can't say you weren't warned. I took a guided tour by bus to Ayutthaya, a quick stop to the temples, and then to Bang Pa'In and back by boat. This was by far the worst tour I have ever been on. I mean my skin crawls just thinking about it. Ayutthaya may be great, but we didn't have hardly any time to explore, Bang Pain is about the least interesting place in the world. Bang Pain is a summer palace for the royalty, you basically drive or walk around and look at the different buildings, it is incredibly boring. It is three or four hours of torture to be in this place. There was one kid on our tour whose camera and all his pictures was confiscated because he had his camera out in a restricted area. The tour guide, although very nice, repeated everything he said maybe 4 times, I felt like I was in the twilight zone. The boat ride back was nice, with a buffet lunch. Overall, please, please, please, please, unless you want to be tortured, don't take a guided tour to Ayutthaya!!!!!

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  • Outside Bangkok - One day trip

    by volopolo Updated Feb 22, 2008

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    Favorite thing: One day trip
    Outside Bangkok

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    in Ratchaburi province
    Theme: Shoping, Floating Market
    The famous floating market in Thailand

    Ayutthaya Historical Park
    in Ayutthaya province
    Theme: Ancient Monuments and Temples
    One of the ten historical parks in Thailand

    Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo
    in Nakhon Pathom province
    Theme: Animals, Orchid farm, Crocodile show

    Thai Human Imagery Museum
    in Nakhon Pathom province
    Theme: Museum

    Crocodile Farm & Zoo
    in Samut Prakan province
    Theme: Crocodiles, Elephants, Monkeys and show
    The famous crocodile farm, with over 100.000 crocodiles

    Rose Garden
    in Nakhon Pathom province
    Theme: Garden, Lake, Cultural show, Zoo

    Ancient City
    in Samut Prakan province
    Theme: Outdoor museum

    Safari World in Miniburi
    Theme: Zoo and many shows every day

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    • Historical Travel
    • Zoo

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    The ancent capital

    by xaver Updated Dec 19, 2005

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    Ayutaya

    Favorite thing: Ayutaya, an ancient city not far from Bangkok.
    The city is not so far from Bangkok you can go and get back in a day trip, ask your hotel or any agency to arrange an excursion there, it's very popular and very easy to reach.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Archeology

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    My favorite Wat in Ayutthaya

    by syllybabe Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Wat Ratchaburana

    Favorite thing: Even from afar the Khmer type tower of Wat Ratchaburana looked imposing and beautiful in its intricacy. Up close, it didn't disappoint.
    The two chedis were built by Chao Sam Phraya in memory of two brothers who fought and died in battle for the throne after their father passed away.
    If I'm not mistaken, that's Garuda carved in the corners of the tower.

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    Ayutthaya

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: This city, located about 80 km north of Bangkok, is an ancient capital from 1350 until 1767 when the city was destroyed by Burmese invaders. Ayutthaya has many temple ruins worth visiting.
    For more information about Ayutthaya, down load it's pdf documents:(http://www.tat.or.th/do/pdf/ayutthaya.pdf)

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    • Family Travel

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    Daytour around BangkokAmong...

    by suraphona Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Daytour around Bangkok
    Among the 'must see' attractions in Thailand is a visit
    to Ayuthya, the former capital of Thailand situated 76
    kms north of Bangkok. The principal sights are the
    gigantic bronze statues of Wat Mongkol Borpith, Wat
    Srisanpetch and Wat Panangcherng.This tour also
    includes a boat trip to Bang- Pa- In, the former Royal
    Summer Residence, which represents a fine example of Thai architecture.

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