Video: Ayutthaya, the Ancient Capital - Day Trip
We take a day trip to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam from 1351-1767 when the capital was moved to Bangkok.
You can get to Ayutthaya from Bangkok by bus (45 minutes; 100 baht) or train (2 hours; 15 baht). Ayutthaya is located on an island formed by branches of the Chaophrya River. Once on Ayutthaya Island, you can rent a bicycle for the day (20 baht) to explore the ruins at the historical park (entry fee 50 baht).