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Ayutthaya and the Night Train to Chiang Mai

Ayutthaya was the Burmese capital of Thailand from the 15th - 18th centuries. The Burmese influence can still be felt today as we walked around the temples and ancient ruins. Our journey started with a lunchtime river cruise. Afterwards we made our way to the most notable points of interest: Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Mahathat and Wat Chaiwatthanaram. 

Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That (Shanna Ungate)

Following dinner in Ayutthaya, we made our way to the train station to board the 7pm train to Chiang Mai. Booking a first class cabin is the best way to go, as there are two beds, a private sink and you avoid having to navigate your way through 12 hours of trying to sleep sitting up. 

Night Train to Chiang Mai
Night Train to Chiang Mai (Shanna Ungate)

Quick Facts:
-One of the hottest places we visited, wear your sunscreen!
-Lunchtime River Cruise takes about 1.5 hours
-Ayutthaya is about an hour or so from Bangkok
- The overnight train is 12 hours with shared bathroom facilities, unless you're dying to take a train I'd suggest a flight from Bangkok which is about one hour!

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