In Ancient Capitals

The best vacation day trip I’ve ever taken was to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand that was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Today, most of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with tourists heading to the ruins of the temples and the Khmer-style architecture that remains.

ayutthayaIt was a short train ride from Bangkok with unreserved seats, which meant that anyone traveling further along the line could force me stand (at least I had a seat on the way back). Ayutthaya would have been more enjoyable had I rented a bike or elephant. It also would have been worthwhile to spend the night in the quiet city.

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