AyutthayaJanuary 29, 2017 in Thailand
Left Sukhothai this morning on 7+ hour bus ride to Ayutthaya. Unesco Heritage site that used to be the capital of Siam (12th to 17th century). It promises many more, larger and better preserved temples and sites similar to Sukhothai - if so it should be amazing. Arrived to outskirts of city, then caught a locally made tuktuk into the town. These three wheelers are capable of scary speeds and are reminiscent of Reliant Robins - but in a pick-up format. They can be purchased new for around £400 (and 2nd hand for only a bit less), wish we knew that before we used buses..... Met Thierry, an interesting Canadian cyclist 6 months into year around the globe. Carrying a lot of kit including a big stick for the not so friendly country dogs! Great to have bike chat with someone who's interested!
Arrived on the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year, so town was very busy with people, food stands, music stages, temporary temples and lots of noise, smoke and dragons! A lot of fun.Read more