Last stop for our Thailand trip! This is legit backlog right here. Better late than never! Going to the ruins of Ayutthaya is must when you go to Thailand. We booked a whole day tour in a travel agency for this. Before you book in a travel agency, be sure to google the prices and do a lot of research. It is better to book in a local travel agency rather than asking random people. Ayutthaya is one of the ancient capitals of Thailand. It is located approximately one hour and thirty minutes away from Bangkok.
This little welcomed us in our of our stops! They feed this little through the coconut shell.
The city was destroyed during a war between the Burmese and the Thai’s. The Burmese ransacked the city, destroyed temples, mutilated shrines and religious monuments.
Wherever I looked, I was trying to imagine what this place looked like during it’s prime. Imagine the beauty, the culture and the tradition that surrounds this place.
After all the walking and the sweat, I just had to grab a snack. This banana pancake made my day.
From being one of the most powerful cities in Southeast Asia, what remains now are ruins. No empire lasts forever.
Allow me to end this post with a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley:
“I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear —
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'”