Ancient capital of Thailand
01.23.2008 - 01.23.2008 92 °F
Before Bangkok, there was Ayutthaya. While Bangkok has been the capital for around 200 years, the city of Ayutthaya is some 700 years ago. It isn't still standing as it was destroyed in a battle, burned to the ground and the royal family wiped out. But, the ruins are kept has historical national parks so that visitors can imagine the grandeur that used to be.
The first temple I visited was the most intact.
As evening grew near, my stomach started growling and I opted to fill it with a coconut creamsicle.
At first I thought the "1" on the cart meant that the popsicles were 1 baht. But the guy told me, "No, ten baht. Me, number one." Then pointing to another man with a popsicle cart nearby, "He, number two." We all had a laugh, including popsicle man number two, who took this picture for me.
More pics at Flickr.