Brief History: Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor. Read More
So how do we get there? Here is a step by step guide, as per my experience, I went on 1st January 2018.
- Getting to Ayutthaya
- Take the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit Station, it shall cost under 50 Bhat.
- Once you arrive at the Mo Chit Station, you can take a cab cost up to 150 Bhat or bus #3 or # 7 from MoChit BTS Station to Mochit 2. I took a cab was much quicker and easier and I freaked out once I got on the wrong bus :P.
- Once you arrive at MoChit 2 Bus station look for Minivan to Ayutthaya or ask anyone, it cost 60 Bhat as per 1st January 2018.
I got really lucky as the minivan driver (attached the contact details from the van) got me a tuk-tuk organized who took me around, the tuk-tuk driver did not speak English very well, he had pictures of places that I wanted to visit, I just point to it and he took me there, for one hour it was 300 Bhat tuk-tuk ride.
Note: as of 1st January 2018 minivans to Ayutthaya leaves from Mochit Bus Station, locally knows as Mochit 2.
2. Getting Back to Bangkok
Once the tour was done the tuk-tuk driver dropped me back to the minivan station. I was a bit unfortunate as the minivan stopped at 6:00 PM, Luckily there was uber around who was dropping someone from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, it did cost me Bhat 1160 which I split with another guy who was stuck there from Bangkok too.
Note: The van operates until 6:00 PM back to MoChit 2, ill suggest to be back at 5:00 PM so you do not miss it .
You can always get a tour organized there are plenty of them just google. But I liked my adventurous trip more 🙂