Ayutthaya gave us a good excuse to ride our bikes as the temples are near enough that you could see them all in one day, but would be a long day on foot. Our plan was to be cycling from one town to the next during this time, but I couldn’t have kept up with the intensity whilst I was on my medicated liquid diet (it was tiring enough sitting on trains!) and so we had to change our schedule. We decided on a couple of days exploring some Thai history here before getting a coach to Pattaya.

Other than temple ruins, Ayutthaya doesn’t have a great deal to offer backpackers, we struggled to find anywhere for breakfast before midday (we both have internal hunger alarms that wake us up before that!) and there wasn’t a great deal to do in the evenings either, luckily for us, our room was really well air conditioned with good wifi signal!