We left Champasak in Laos on the 3rd April at 7 am and took an hour bus to Paske city then from there, we jumped on a bus to the border. There was a massive market there so I had a wander and bought a few trinkets. Leaving Loas behind we entered Thailand walking through the borders.
There was quite a culture change from one side to another. Thailand was much more built up modern country which you can see when travelling on the road. the towns are more organised and less dirty, the roads are properly paved and marked with signs and the houses now sit in their own property space. This gives a clean spacier look to the country. Our journey had only just started really.
We took a ride with a tuktuk for a 5 mins trip to the bus station where I then re-discussed/argued the fare for such a short ride. ( im not planning to be ripped off this far into our travels ;-) continuing on with our travels we took an hours bus ride to Udonratthani where we then jumped on another tuk tuk to the train station, We then caught an 8 hour train to Ayuthaya, arriving aroung 11pm ish. Then to finnish the days travels we took a last tuktuk to our hotel wrhee checked into our room about 12 pm the end phew!
We found a very nice hotel with pool. Our first room was expensive at 1,200 Thai bart but we then changed to another one still a good size for 600 bart
the views from our train
We came to Ayuthaya primly because it has some great pre- Angkor temples dotted through out the city and it was once a great old capital of Thailand.
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE CITY ON BIKES
The face of Buddha carved into the tree
We hired bikes and toured around all the temples
Elephants were every where in the city
Thai's especially love their king, we could see his photo on every street corner and in their homes and shops
Who remembers Monkey magic from TV years ago
check out this toy / weapon shop. two in one...kids can chose a toy, adults their chose of knife ;-) or visa versa.
See you in Chiang mai for the Thai new year water fight xx