So, I learnt that from my place, RANGIST, you can get to AYUTTHAYA by Bus, Minibus (Van), Taxi (if you are rich of course) or TRAIN. After getting information from the internet, I chose the Train because it was cheap (exactly what a traveller needs), more information was available on what to do from the Train station. The train costs only 20THB, one way from RANGSIT – AYUTTHAYA, a round trip – 40THB approx. $1.12.
I didn’t know after how many stations I needed to get off, I only knew it took 20 minutes from Rangsit, so I had to be on the lookout, the sad part about the train journey was that I didn’t have the window seat but people who hogged the seats were bloody sleeping the entire trip, just wanted to punch them. Anyways, arrived in Ayutthaya safely, just a few meters away from the train station there are a few Tourist / Travel Agents, I immediately dashed to the Bicycle agent to get myself one. 50THB ($1.40) got me a bike for the whole day, BOOM what a bargain, I wouldn’t have even minded paying a 100.
|50THB a day Bike|
Then my journey in Ayutthaya started, Jesus, it was like a 5 – 6 hours of madness, I even think I’m sun burnt Darker than the berry Juice (is it black though? Oh well).
“It is an island at the convergence of 3 rivers, Chao Phraya River, Lopburi River and Pa Sak River. Sometime in 1350 Ayutthaya became the 2nd capital of Siam and went on to become the largest city in the work around 1700 but that was short lived when the Burmese burnt the city down. It has been recognised as an UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE SITE”.
This whole Trip Cost me THB300 less than $10 (8.50) and I must say, it was WORTH IT. I did get lost a couple of times though (LOL), even lost the padlock to the bike chain and got fine THB40, Hahaha.