Best Way To Explore A City Is On A Scooter | Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram on sunrise   
On our second day in Ayutthaya, we didn't waste much time as we started hitting the road on our rented scooter before sunrise to catch the beautiful sunrise at the Angkor-Wat look-alike which is situated outside the old walled-city of Ayutthaya which was Wat Chaiwatthanaram. The view was surely spectacular but some parts of the temple were being reconstructed so there were lots of elements that were unphotographable. Some beautiful images that we saw on Google were taken from the other side of the river, but that would mean another 30-minute scooter ride if we have chosen to do so. There was also an unforgettable incident that happened here, I dropped my iPhone and it had a bad landing so it was left with couple of dents. And yes, THAT was an unforgettable major incident for a techie like me. Obviously. LOL.

The Thai scaled version of Cambodia's Angkor Wat

Then we went on to a Unesco World Heritage Site called Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This temple was more touristy as a few tour groups were there at that time and though the area was huge, half of it was all ruins.

The ruins at Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Stretching at Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Then we headed on to the farthest temple from the city center and the less touristy one, which was Wat Maheyong. The place was empty and felt a bit creepy with just the two of us roaming around it.
Our trusty rented scooter


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