"A must see, but not on a tour" Day Trip - Ayutthaya Tip by Snipernurse

Day Trip - Ayutthaya, Bangkok: 64 reviews and 136 photos


Ayuthaya is listed on many sites and books as a must see, so satisfy your urge, but please promise me you will not do so on a guided tour as I did, because my experience was very unsatisfying. First of all our tour guide, although nice, insisted on talking the whole time and he repeated EVERYTHING he said at least three times, I felt like I was in a twilight zone. Secondly we spent very little time in Ayutthaya and only visited a small amount of the temples, we saw none of the trees with carved faces and so on, it was mildly dissapointing. Afterwards we went to Bang Pa'in Palace, by far my least favorite tourist destination I have EVER BEEN!!!!! Basically the guided tour to Ayuthaya is one of my least favorite days traveling ever, right up there with the day I battled Montezuma's revenge in Montezuma, Costa Rica. GO and see it, but on your own accord, not on a tour!!!!!

Address: Ayuthaya
Directions: Take a train from Bangkok, the train goes frequently. It is about 90km from Bangkok.
Phone: +66 81 253 9037
Website: http://www.thaitravel.info/Ayuthaya/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 25, 2008
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