The Ruins of Thailand’s Magnificent Ancient Capital – Auytthaya, Thailand
Following a fantastic time at Khao Yai National Park, including an awesome spotting of wild elephants, it was time to continue on into Thailand’s interior. Our plan was to head to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, 85km north of Bangkok, before continuing up towards the Golden Triangle and our next destination, Laos.
Since we had such a great experience on the sleeper train to Bangkok, we decided to take the train to Ayutthaya. Of course, this wouldn’t be a sleeper. Far from it. We decided to go truly local and ride the 3rd class train, where seats are completely unreserved and there is no limit to the number of passengers than can be squeezed