Updated on July 22, 2016
Updated on July 9, 2016
This is our last day in Thailand. Since we still kept the tickets to Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, we planned to visit that before heading to the airport.
I found on Google Maps that bus No.2 went there, so we waited and boarded the bus at the bus stop outside our hotel, after which we were lost for a second or two as we searched for the conductor or the fare box. I struggled for quite some time with English and sign language and learned from a fellow passenger that this bus is free.
(I guess the bus’s free due to its lack of air conditioning. On the return trip we boarded another bus with air conditioning and with a conductor.)
Updated on August 19, 2017
Chinese New Year.
Although this holds little meaning to me now.
Today we went to Ayutthaya, an hour’s ride north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya had been the capital city of Thailand, till the Burmese invaded it and set it ablaze. Then the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok, where the Thai people regrouped themselves and fought of the Burmese invasion.
So, currently ruins are all that’s left of Ayutthaya.
We familiarized ourselves with Thai temple structures in our visit to Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho on the day before, which was pretty much the same with the Ayutthaya temples. So our visit to Ayutthaya temple ruins were like a visit to the Bangkok temples 500 years from now on.