Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ayutthaya Kingdom, Thailand - UNESCO

Pure laziness, no excuses whatsoever.

What is wrong with my November? Am moving so slow that the snail said "Catch me if you can! Hahhahah..." (malu).

Well, one thing for sure... Guns N' Roses were right on November, it Rained and Rained and will continue to Rain. Malaysia is sooooo gloomy nowadays that it feels like London (ceh wah... giler perasan tak ingat dunia).

OK, back to my entry.
Last week was the first time I went on a trip with GG (Girl Guide/secondary school mate). After months of planning which I failed successfully (aside from booking the accommodation), we finally embarked on our maiden voyage (DRAMA!!!) to Bangkok and Ayutthaya Kingdom (hey! How do one actually spell this? Ayuthayya or Ayutthaya or Ayuthaya or Ayudhya or or or.... ok, whatever lah). Main objectives for us girls were sunflower field, shopping and massage. Easy easy!

Anyways, let's check out the places we visited on the day we arrived in Ayutthaya (yeah! yeah! Sunflower entry next round yek). Will explain my mode of transportation at the end of this entry.

I was searching for wikipedia so that lazy me can cut and paste the whole info - none available. Sigh....

Since I have been here before, I told ML that she can see sitting buddha statues circling the whole rectangular gallery encircling the principal chedi. Uncreative me decided to use the same function as previous trip - colour accent (Canon s95). Boring!


2. Wat Maha That or the (Monastery of the Great Relic)
I missed this one during my last trip, so it's a must-visit place for me this time around. It kinda represent Ayutthaya (tak sah pegi Ayutthaya if tak gi sini, kira cam tuh lar); signature, landmark, icon.

Hem... This is the part why I like to hire a tour guide I guess, they will be able to explain in detail PLUS I can ask all my nonsense questions.

The middle pic is abit err.... don't think it's doable. Hehheheh....

Chedi in situ

The gallery or Rabieng Khot

The famous Wat Maha That


3. Wat Chai Watthanaram (Monastery of the Victorious and Prosperous Temple)
This is the prettiest, cleanest and most mesmerizing temple in Ayutthaya (to me lar..). It's pretty big unfortunately they don't allow public to roam inside this complex. Sigh... I wish I could just sneak inside and wander around. Mysterious heh!


4. Wat Phu Khao Thong (Monastery of the Golden Mount)
The further (?!) and quietest temple, nothing much to see here but since it's free, we figure 'why not' right?!

That's the only temple we opted and it took us 5 hours, of cause we all 'terhegeh-hegeh' alot lar kan... hehehhehe...


Random. This is their take-away coconut drink/air kelapa bungkus. Canggih right.


Mode of transportation :
We chartered (pau) the tuk-tuk for 5 hours at B200 p/hour. The total came up to B1000 which we split by 5pax (RM20 or USD7 p/pax). Kinda reasonable I thought.

They will suggest close to 10 attactions (or more, perhaps) for you to visit within the hours that you've agreed (we extended our's obviously) and they will be able to inform you which attractions require entrance fee (and how much it cost) and which one is free. They will encourage you to visit the free ones of cause *wink*, not to worry yah.

Aside from tuk-tuk, you can also either hire and bicycle or motorbike.





8 comments:

Anash said...

nice pic, nice experiences...nice journeyy....keep up

Zilla said...

cantik sangat gambar sitting buddha tu...

f i d a j a c o b said...

Nice dress lily!!

Actually lepas baca ur blog pasal bangkok and pasal haritu you pergi sheep farm sunflower garden and satu lagi tu greece park tuh lupa pulak apa namanya.. hahaha i terus roger2 my friend jom pi bangkok! Ahaksss...

Maybe 6 days kat sana. tapi ticket flight mahal lg. Tunggu murah sikit then we'll grab lah kot.

I so so love travelling with dress ok..hehehehehe... cantik uols. beli mana baju ittew.

Anjang Damia said...

Lawa dress lily :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Looks like you enjoyed yourself Lily! Nice photos to complement your fun write-up...
Duncan In Kuantan

Cindy Tong said...

I love to travel with dress too but at times dress is the most troublesome ones...since it give nice photos outcome i dont mind the hassle.. My recent bali trip also i wear dress like almost everyday!

Lily Riani said...

kcc,

thank yousss

zilla,

kan kan kan... ehheh

duncan,

yeah! it was a fun trip... hope you enjoyed my funny stories. ehehhe..

cindy,

hi5!!!! i make sure theres dress in every trip. muahhahah... ai sui maaa

Jeff Chuah said...

Yea, I think it's not a trip to Ayuthayya if not the Buddha head by the bodhi tree shot...







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