A day in Ayutthaya
About 72 kilometers north of Bangkok is the city of Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was at one time the capital of Thailand and in its glory saw the reign of 33 kings from its palaces. Prepare to travel time here as you’ll visit structures built in the 14th century when the city was founded and progress into the 18th century when it was attacked by the Burmese and then abandoned. Getting there is easier than you can imagine. Taxis, buses, train and mini vans all offer easy transport to the city. Once in Ayutthaya tuks-tuks become the best way to get from one site to the other. The tuk-tuk drivers are usually pretty good at showing you cards with the different sites and can give you recommendations. Plan on spending the day here as there is a lot of ground to cover. Ayutthaya is usually hotter and wetter than Bangkok so plan accordingly. No trip to Thailand is complete without a visit to this beautiful ancient city.