On our third day in Bangkok, we decided to take a day trip to Ayutthaya. We took a taxi down to Mo Chit Bus Station. There was a very old van that fit 11 of us and the drive was about 40 minutes. It was a cheap ride for 70 Baht to get there and 60 Baht to get back for the 3 of us! Once we arrived there were Tuktuks waiting to take us around to the different ruins and temples. It started as 500 baht per person, but haggled him down to 400.
Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 and known as the 2nd Capital of Siam and the largest trading city in the world by 1700. It was invaded by the Burmese in 1767 when it was nearly all burned to the ground. It wasn’t until 1991 when Ayutthaya became a Historic City.