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Has anyone made the trip by train to Ayutthaya from Bangkok,

I'm thinking of trying to do this in a day trip, say leave around 9am from Lamphong station, spending 6 hours or so doing the

temples and then the train back.

 

Is this feasible ? is 6 hours enough to go around this magnificent old city, should I hire a bike to get around, or are the tuk tuks better

due to the distances involved.

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I go there regularly and it is quite a large place. The idea of hiring a bike or tuk tuk is a good one. There are so many places to see and visit.

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I have been up on the slow train, you can then hire a tuk tuk to take you around the temple. 

 

I got a taxi back into Bangkok - but to be honest it was awhile ago so can remember the amount of time it took. 

 

Its nice trip if you get chance.

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Many years ago I've done the slow train up as well, it was pleasant and slow and gives a great opportunity for people watching Thais.

 

I rented a bicycle to get around and would recommend that. It was very peaceful to glide around the majestic ruins in quiet.

 

But I stayed the night there at a backpackers guest house. I think I also took a local river cruise through the waterway that goes around the ruins IIRC. Enjoyed the local guesthouse and restaurant. Not the hustle and bustle of the city, but peaceful and serene. I recall eating some insanely spicy and delicious dish on a restaurant balcony over the river.

 

Great memories. Enjoy!

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It should run around 1,000 baht one-way between Bangkok and Ayutthaya ...

 

 

Many years ago I've done the slow train up as well, it was pleasant and slow and gives a great opportunity for people watching Thais.

 

I rented a bicycle to get around and would recommend that. It was very peaceful to glide around the majestic ruins in quiet.

 

But I stayed the night there at a backpackers guest house. I think I also took a local river cruise through the waterway that goes around the ruins IIRC. Enjoyed the local guesthouse and restaurant. Not the hustle and bustle of the city, but peaceful and serene. I recall eating some insanely spicy and delicious dish on a restaurant balcony over the river.

 

Great memories. Enjoy!

 

 

I have been up on the slow train, you can then hire a tuk tuk to take you around the temple. 

 

I got a taxi back into Bangkok - but to be honest it was awhile ago so can remember the amount of time it took. 

 

Its nice trip if you get chance.

 

 

I go there regularly and it is quite a large place. The idea of hiring a bike or tuk tuk is a good one. There are so many places to see and visit.

 

 

I took a tour which included the boat trip from BKK then a guide/bus in Ayutthaya.  Lots of fun and worth it.

 

 

 

Thanks for the info guys, 

I think bike and train is the best for me.

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