Over the weekend, I went on a two day trip to visit Ayutthaya and Lopburi to the North of Bangkok. Both of these destinations are easily reached by train from Hua Lamphong, though you can also catch passenger vans from Mochit 2. I was in Ayutthaya for the free jazz concert and Lopburi for the annual Monkey Party. I also came on the trip to promote the national museums and historical parks that are free until 31 January 2017. These are the photos that I tweeted live during the first day of the trip.
Wat Niwet Thammaprawat is on a strip of land surrounded by water alongside the Chao Phraya River. The only way to reach it is by cable car pic.twitter.com/PefvUmNwS0— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) November 26, 2016
During my last trip to Ayutthaya, I visited Wat Yai Chaimongkon, Seated Buddha at Wat Phananchoeng, & Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokkayasutha pic.twitter.com/C0fY2w93m5— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) November 26, 2016
My hotel room last weekend was 20,000 Baht/night and I had my own private pool. This weekend in Lopburi it's a little cheaper. 200 Baht! pic.twitter.com/kjEq5QqAkU— Richard Barrow in Thailand (@RichardBarrow) November 26, 2016