Published: March 29th 2007March 29th 2007
Kanchanburi to Ayutthaya
Jason & Kirstyn O
Caught the local train from Kanchanaburi back to Bangkok then on to Ayutthaya. Thought we were going to get away with it cheaply but were charged the 'Foreigner' special price of 100B for our ticket out of Kanchanaburi. Locals pay only 25B!!! Decided that from here on in when we are charged more for being foreign we will just call it our little donation to a beautiful country!
A long day of travelling on trains but a great way to see the scenery as the trains tend to bypass the main parts of town and travel through lots of rural and farming areas.
Stayed two nights in Ayutthaya...hired pushbikes to ride around and visit the ancient temple sites. Also rode a little way out of town to see the Elephant Kraal which is were they used to muster the wild elephants into for the King to choose the best ones. Got a little lost on the way but managed to find our way back eventually. Working out that maps in Thailand don't tend to really mean much as the streets are either not listed and not drawn to scale or simply wrong.
Everyone who visits Thailand takes a photo of this - we're not one to break tradition
Resisted the urge to buy the variety of wildlife on sale at the local market including Squirrels and Hedgehogs and decided to forgo the pigs head for now.
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