Thailand Day 2 – Ayutthaya

The second day was a fine day. Because it was a dry season in Thailand, all day were beautiful during my stay.

I woke up early and went to the station to get a train to Ayutthaya. Although it was in the morning, trains did not seem to run on schedule. Since Thai people do not speak English well, it was not easy to find right train for my destination. With a little anxiety, my train departed with two hours delay from the time table.

Hua Lamphong station
Hua Lamphong station
View from the train window. People live along the railway

I felt very long until getting to Ayutthaya. It was difficult for me to understand even train announcement of station name in Thai language. I asked a couple of people around me at the station which looked like Ayutthaya and got off there.

Ayutthaya is a kind of island city, which is surrounded by rivers. I got a ferry boat to the center of Ayutthaya.

The ferry boat across Mae Nam Pasak
The ferry boat across Mae Nam Pasak

As planned, I rented a bike and explored in the old city. I finally arrived at Historic City of Ayutthaya which is one of UNESCO world heritage site.

In front of the famous Wat. (Phra Sri Sanphet)
In front of the famous Wat. (Phra Sri Sanphet)
On the back of elephant
On the back of elephant

It was probably around 4PM to arrive to Japanese village which is a bit off the center of the city. There was no visitor other than me.

Japanese settlement. 1,500 people at maximum lived back in 17th century.
Japanese settlement. 1,500 people at maximum lived back in 17th century.
On the way back from Japanese village with my rent bike
On the way back from Japanese village with my rent bike

I got used to have foods at open stand by then. Pretty comfortable except for flies always flying around foods.

Dinner
Dinner

Next post will be the day 3. Go back to the day 1 while waiting.