Just a short drive from Bangkok, Ayutthaya one of the many great places to get out of the hectic city for a day, you can catch a mini-van or hire a car for around 1,000THB (£20/$30). Once you’re in Ayutthaya city its best to hire a tuk tuk or some bikes if you don’t have your own transport as lots of the ruins are spread around and it’s a fair way to walk around in the heat! Most of the ruins have a very small or no fee for entry and have very little rules regarding climbing all over whatever you want.

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There are also temples and elephants decked out for rides if that takes your fancy, overall Ayutthaya has a nice laid back atmosphere and is just a great place to spend a day chilled out.

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