This is one of the ancient capitals of Thailand, active from 1351 to 1767. There are some great ruins, including a chedi (pointy mound found at some temples) with a tree growing right through its middle! Some of the structures have decayed in a way that shows that they were made… of brick and concrete, 500 years ago! Concrete has been around for a lot longer than I realized!
Ayutthaya is a great place to visit for the day. There’s no restoration work happening. Some of the temples are active and therefore being maintained, but most have been crumbling since 1767.
These photos actually cover 2 trips to Ayutthaya; one in 2008 and one on March 31 of this year with Robin. I saw a lot more on the second trip because we started earlier in the day, rented a motorbike instead of bicycles, and we had a better map.
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