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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Ayutthaya

The invincible city, once

The invincible city, once

Story and photos by DAVID WILSON Explore Ayutthaya, one of Asia’s most history-soaked cities, just 90 minutes from Bangkok. Hilariously, the name Ayutthaya (ah-you-tah-ya) means “invincible”. The meaning makes no sense to the modern visitor because the ancient Thai capital occupying an island where three rivers meet is a classic vanquished city, an urban Titanic. […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya Historic Park :: Transport Travel Guide

Ayutthaya Historic Park :: Transport Travel Guide

Get in By car From Bangkok, one can get to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya by various routes: > Take Highway No.1 (Phahon Yothin) via Pratu Nam Phra In and turn into Highway No.32, then, turn left to Highway No.309 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. > Take Highway No.304 (Chaeng Watthana) or Highway No.302 (Ngam Wong […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Ayutthaya

Charge of the elephants

Charge of the elephants

In the ancient capital, Julie Miller meets a conservationist who champions the pachyderm’s ferocious warrior past. LAITHONGRIEN MEEPAN, the owner of the largest private elephant collection in the world, is a loud, excitable man. Perhaps as a result of competing with 180 trumpeting pachyderms, he booms rather than talks, gesturing wildly as he extols the […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Ayutthaya

Magnificent ruins offer glimpse into past

Magnificent ruins offer glimpse into past

By Jill Worrall The statues of Buddha sit serenely, hands in laps and headless. Some have sat here like this in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok in Thailand for more hundreds of years. They grace the temples and courtyards of what at one time was possibly the largest city on Earth, and at its peak one […]

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