🚂 Good morning from Hua Lamphong Station. In the present day is the 126th anniversary of the opening of the primary railway in Thailand and the founding of the State Railway of Thailand on twenty sixth March 1897. In the present day I’m taking the steam tour practice to the traditional capital of Thailand to do a at some point journey that I designed myself. I might be taking a ship and Tuk Tuk for this tour.
DATE OF TRAVEL: twenty fifth March 2023
There are six steam practice journeys a yr on essential dates. They go to 3 completely different places: Ayutthaya, Chachoengsao and Nakhon Pathom. Tickets are 299 Baht for third Class (8 carriages) and 799 Baht for 1st Class (2 carriages).
Information to Steam Practice Excursions in Thailand – Thai Practice Information thaitrainguide.com/excursion-trai…
When the practice arrives in Ayutthaya you want to work out what you need to do subsequent because the this practice ticket doesn’t embody a tour. Choices embody Tuk Tuk tour, bicycle or bike leases, or perhaps a boat which is what I made a decision I wished to do.
We rented the long-tailed boat by the Fb web page of Tippawan Boat (fb.com/profile.php?id…). The price was 700 Baht for the whole loop across the previous metropolis plus 100 Baht per cease. We did three stops and so it was 1,000 Baht. They picked us up on the station pier.
The primary cease on our boat tour was Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan. It was based shortly earlier than the institution of Ayutthaya because the capital. Its principal constructing enshrines an enormous, seated Buddha picture, that’s 17 meters tall.
There are not any fastened stops in the course of the boat tour. If someplace takes your fancy and there’s a pier, you may cease there. Our second cease was Wat Phutthaisawan. The spotlight is the Khmer-style Prang which is surrounded by many smaller pagodas.
Our third and final cease on the boat tour was at Wat Chaiwatthanaram. The temple was in-built 1630 by King Prasat Thong. It has a 35-meter-high prang. This can be a widespread location for Thais to decorate up in interval garments to take pictures.
A whole boat tour across the historic metropolis takes about an hour with out stopping. We began the tour on the Station Pier (maps.app.goo.gl/g1RVCJwxURQt2V…) however we needed to phone to rearrange that. The actual pier is reverse Chantharakasem Nationwide Museum (maps.app.goo.gl/vfr1JnNnrhUkMx…).
Lunch at the moment was at Jab Kang Hello-So. I had the signature dish which was Egg Noodles with Grilled River Prawn. This included roasted pink pork, shrimp wontons, Chinese language sausage, crispy pork, onerous boiled egg, and the river prawn. This was 199 Baht.
 After lunch we nonetheless had a number of hours and so we went on a Tuk Tuk tour of the previous metropolis. The Tuk Tuk’s in entrance of the station are 300 Baht/hour however we booked the providers of TukTuk Krungsri Journey (fb.com/Tuktukkrungsri…) that are 200 Baht/hour.
The primary cease in our Tuk Tuk tour was Wat Na Phra Meru Rachikaram. For my part it’s the most lovely Buddha picture in Ayutthaya. It’s six meters tall and has a crown. It remarkably survived the defeat of Ayutthaya in 1767.
The second cease in Ayutthaya was the long-lasting Wat Phra Si Sanphet. It was once within the Grand Palace complicated in Ayutthaya when it was the capital. Solely these three Chedis stay.
Our third cease on the Tuk Tuk tour was at Wat Mahathat. All tour guides deliver their prospects right here to take a photograph of the well-known Buddha head wrapped in a tree. It’s a should see location in Ayutthaya.
Subsequent door to Wat Mahathat is Wat Ratchaburana. Not so many vacationers come right here however it’s a powerful website. It was on this crypt that many gold gadgets have been found. They’re now on show at Chao Sam Phraya Nationwide Museum.
The fifth and final cease on our Tuk Tuk tour of Ayutthaya was at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. The highlights are a 60 meter excessive bell-shaped chedi and a big Reclining Buddha.
We completed our tour on the railway station. Whereas we waited for the steam practice to take us residence we had a espresso at The Station. This was the primary time I had visited and I used to be impressed with the dimensions and ornament in addition to the meals menu.
This now concludes our at some point journey to Ayutthaya onboard the steam practice. I hope you loved my pictures and I’ve impressed you to do that journey the subsequent time there’s a steam practice tour to Ayutthaya.
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