Sukhothai Vlog: Night Market and Getting Things Done – Thailand + How To Get From Ayutthaya To Sukhothai

We arrived in the beautiful ancient Sukhothai city!
Time to get work done and rest for the upcoming adventures.

Sukhothai Vlog: Night Market and Getting Things Done - Thailand + How To Get From Ayutthaya To Sukhothai

How To Get From Ayutthaya To Sukhothai

By Bus

Buses from Ayutthaya to Northern Thailand depart from the new Bus Station, located out of the city island on highway 32.
In the majority of cases, your hotel will be far away from this station(not be confused with the Bus Terminal just in the city center and walking distance from many hotels), a songthaew or moto taxi will be needed to get you there.
For a 2nd class bus + songthaew ride from our hotel, we paid 341 baht per person. If you wish to book a 1st class bus it will cost you 420 baht WITH the transportation to the Bus Station.
We suggest booking through your hotel or any travel agency in town (if the price is in accordance) because the bus station is far away and going all the way there to book the tickets is a huge waste of time and money. There’s a stall from the bus company selling the tickets on Narusean Road(near the old Bus Terminal) but it can be hard to find, still, if you buy it yourself you will need to book the songthaew which will cost 100 Baht (per car not per person). Knowing that, booking everything through your hotel can save time if the price is matching.
The trip will take around 6 hours.

Ayutthaya Bus Station – สถานีขนส่งอยุธยา (สายเหนือ)
Address: Highway 32, 55/5 Moo 1, Tambon Tha-nu, Amphoe Uthai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.352049,100.612343 (copy and paste ain map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 55/5 หมู่ 1 ถนน สายเอเชีย ตำบล ธนู อำเภอ อุทัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: www.transport.co.th
*It’s important to note that there are 2 BUS STATIONS in Ayutthaya, this is the new one, that is found out of the island about 20 min by songthaew from the city center.

Sukhothai Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งผู้โดยสารจังหวัดสุโขทัย
Address: Tambon Ban Kluai, New Sukhothai
GPS: 17.014673,99.813121
Address in Thai: ตำบล บ้านกล้วย อำเภอเมืองสุโขทัย

Sukhothai Bus Terminal Songthaew To Our Hotel
By Train

The trains departing from Ayutthaya don’t run to Sukhothai, the nearest stop is Phitsanulok taking 4-5 hours(depending on the train type), located 60 km from Sukhothai. Tickets can be bought at Ayutthaya Railway Station(see address below), which is centrally located, and will cost 58-455 baht and take 3,5-6,5 hours depending on the train and class (rapid/special express/ordinary).
Check timetables and fares at the website listed below.
At first, it wouldn’t make much sense to choose the train knowing that the bus goes straight to Sukhothai, but Phitsanulok is also a historical city, for those who are interested in visiting it, it’s a great option.
Arriving early, you can spend the day at Phitsanulok and then head to Sukhothai at night if staying in the city is not on your schedule.
If Phitsanulok is not in your plans and you prefer traveling by train, after arriving at the train station, directly pick a tuk-tuk to the bus station where you should transfer to a min bus or regular bus to Sukhothai. It will take about 1 hour costing from 30-70 baht depending on the coach.

Ayutthaya Railway Station – สถานีรถไฟอยุธยา
Address: Ho Rattanachai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.356727,100.582995 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล หอรัตนไชย อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website(Thailand Railway): http://www.railway.co.th/home *In this website you can check timetables, fares, and seating options with pictures of all trains in Thailand.

By Air

There’s no airport in Ayutthaya.
A nearby destination that flies to Sukhothai would be Bangkok.

 

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Ban Thai Guesthouse – บ้านไทยเกสท์เฮ้าส์
Budget Hotel
Address: 38 Pravet Nakhon Road, New Sukhothai
GPS: 17.007564,99.818205 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 38 ประเวศนคร สุโขทัย
Website: http://banthaiguesthouse.wixsite.com/banthaiguesthouse/
Price: 250-450 baht per night depending on the room

Nice and quiet guesthouse, we would stay again.

 

Sukhothai Night Market
Address: New Sukhothai, near the bridge, around Jarodvithi Thong, Ramkamhaeng, and Rat Uthit Road
GPS: 17.009377,99.819131

The market consists of street food stalls and some fresh produce, it’s not the usual night market with all the knick-knackeries that are found around the country.
For vegans buying fresh exotic fruits are the only attraction, the day we visited we couldn’t find any vegan-friendly stalls.
If you happened to be in the city on a Saturday, the Saturday Night Market is a bigger and more attractive one starting from 6 pm taking place at Nikorn Kasem Road.

 

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The Ancient Siam’s Capital – Ayutthaya Kingdom – Thailand

Founded in 1350, the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom, Ayutthaya is now a Unesco world heritage site.
The main part of the city is an island framed by 3 rivers: Chao Phraya, Lopburi, and Pasak. Positioning that was taken advantage of immensely and had an advanced water management technology for its time that is unique on the planet.
A stunning display of the rich Thai culture, the archaeological park is highly recommended for all visiting Thailand.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Baan Are Gong – บ้านอากง ริเวอร์ไซด์ โฮมสเตย์
Riverside Budget Homestay
Address: 48 Moo 10 Tambon Kramang, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: 48 หมู่ 10(ซอยตรงข้ามสถานีรถไฟ) ต.กะมัง อ.พระนครศรีอยุอยา

 

Renahat Je – ร้านอาหารเจ
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 3/65 Khlong Makharm Riang Road (at Choksettee Soi), Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.353206,100.575037
Address in Thai: 3/65 ถนนคลองมะขามเรียง พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Open from 6 am to 6 pm.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

Ready to eat, cheap, simple traditional Thai food.

 

Wat Mahathat – วัดมหาธาตุ
Temple Of the Great Relic
Address: Chikun Alley, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.357079,100.567531 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ซอย ชีกุน พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission fee: 50 baht (or buy the ticket combo for 220 Baht*)
Open from 8 am to 6:30 pm.

One of the main attractions in town, was an important religious center with proximity to the Grand Palace.

 

Wat Ratchaburana – วัดราชบูรณะ
Temple Of Royal Restoration
Address: Chikun Alley, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.358980,100.567266 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ซอย ชีกุน พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission fee: 50 baht (or buy the ticket combo for 220 Baht*)
Open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Built on the cremation site of the two king’s brothers who fought to their deaths for the throne.
The crypt you can see on the video was filled with treasures and religious artifacts in the past.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

 

Wat Phra Si Sampet – วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์
Temple Of The Holy, Splendid Omniscient
Address: Pratuchai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.356014,100.558228 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล ประตูชัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission fee: 50 baht (or buy the ticket combo for 220 Baht*)
Open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Most important temple of old Ayutthaya, situated within the Grand Palace grounds.

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Samrup Jay
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 16/14 Moo 1 Wasukri, Uthong Road, (opposite Ayutthaya Business Administrations Technical College), Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.356643,100.548461
Address in Thai: 16/14 หมู่ที่ 1 ถนน อู่ทอง ตำบล ท่าวาสุกรี อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Open from 6:30 am to 4 pm.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

Simple and cheap traditional Thai food.

 

Wat Lokayasutharam – วัดโลกยสุธาราม
Temple Of The Earth
Address: Pratuchai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.355632,100.552375 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ตำบล ประตูชัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Free entrance
Open from 8 am to 6 pm.

Home to the fascinating reclining Buddha (วัดพระนอนใหญ่ที่สุด – Temple Of the Resting Buddha), measuring 37m long and 8m high.

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Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon – วัดใหญ่ชัยมงคล
Temple Of Auspicious Victory
Address: 40/3 Moo 3, Klong Suan Plu, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.346134,100.592516 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ๔๐/๓ หมู่ที่ ๓ ตำบลคลองสวนพลู อำเภอพระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: http://www.watyaichaimongkol.net/
Free entrance
Open from 8 am to 5 pm.

Outside of the main temple circuit, this beauty often gets left out of the day trippers schedule.
The Wat though was repeatedly involved in Ayutthaya’s history.

 

Ayotthaya Floating Market – ตลาดน้ำอโยธยา
Address: 65/19 Moo 7, Phaiyaphum, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.359264,100.593309 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: เลขที่ 65/19 หมู่ที่ 7 ต.ไผ่ลิง อ.พระนครศรีอยุธยา จ.พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: http://ayothayafloatingmarket.in.th/en/
Admission fee: 200 baht
Open from 9 am to 7 pm.

On our first visit back in 2014, this was a must-do while in town, since then things have changed.
The now expensive entrance fee and new layout ended up modifying the previously interesting and full of life market.
Unfortunately, now it’s sided by an elephant village, which we recommend keeping a distance from.

 

Ayutthaya Bus Station – สถานีขนส่งอยุธยา (สายเหนือ)
Address: Highway 32, 55/5 Moo 1, Tambon Tha-nu, Amphoe Uthai, Ayutthaya
GPS: 14.352049,100.612343 (copy and paste ain map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: 55/5 หมู่ 1 ถนน สายเอเชีย ตำบล ธนู อำเภอ อุทัย พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Website: www.transport.co.th

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand
On the way to the Bus Station

It’s important to note that there are 2 BUS STATIONS in Ayutthaya, this is the new one, that is found out of the island about 20 min by songthaew from the city center.
Ayutthaya Bus Terminal, the old one, is located in the city center near Naresuan Road(15min walk from Wat Mahathata).
The 2nd class bus + songthaew combo cost 341 baht to Sukhothai, minivans to Bangkok depart frequently from the central bus terminal.

 

Lobby
Bistro
Address: Highway 32, 43 Tambon Tha-nu, Amphur Uthai, Ayutthaya (2min walk from the bus station)
GPS: 14.351301,100.612139
Open from 5 pm to 1:30 am.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

 

*Historical Park ticket combo costs 220 baht and includes Wat Mahatat, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Chaiwattanaram, and Wat Maheyong.
Some of the temples are free from charges and some have small fees.

How To Get From Bangkok To Ayutthaya

Click here to see our post about it.

The Ancient Siam’s Capital - Ayutthaya Kingdom - Thailand

 

 

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From Bangkok To Ayutthaya By Train – Thailand + Night Market

Ayutthaya is a wonderful and highly recommended place to visit while in Thailand.
Its proximity to Bangkok(80km) makes it easier to reach even for those on shorter time frames.
The rich culture display offered by the archaeological park and its surroundings make the old capital of Siam a must-see.
For that, you have to arrive there first:

How To Get From Bangkok To Ayutthaya

By Train:

Trains depart from Hua Lamphong Railway Station, 3rd class seats are enough due to the short lasting trip, still 2nd class is available if you would like some extra comfort.
The 3rd class seats will cost 15 baht each and take 2,5 hours.
There are many trains that run this route during the day, usually buying in advance is not necessary, unless public holidays are going on.
We chose the train because of its scenic quality and to try something new compared to our last Ayutthaya trip. Apart from that, we rode trains to several locations in Thailand and we like this trip style.
For those who are arriving at Don Mueang Airport and wish to go directly to Ayutthaya, there’s a train stop just beside the airport. Follow the signs through the footbridge to the Amari Airport Hotel direction.
If time is a concern to you, buses are a little faster, but for that to be true your location in Bkk has to be considered.

Hua Lamphong – หัวลำโพง
(Officially “Bangkok Railway Station” – สถานีรถไฟกรุงเทพ)
Address: Hua Lamphong, Rama 4 Road, Mahaphruttharam, Bangrak, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: หัวลำโพง ถ.พระราม 4 แขวง มหาพฤฒาราม เขต บางรัก กทม
MRT: Hua Lamphong station – Blue line, exit 2
BTS(skytrain): *Interchange with MRT needed- Asoke station – Sukhumvit line, interchange with MRT blue line
Website(Thailand Railway): http://www.railway.co.th/home *In this website you can check timetables, fares, and seating options with pictures of all trains in Thailand.

From Bangkok To Ayutthaya By Train - Thailand + Night Market

By Bus:

This was our 2nd trip to Ayutthaya, the first was done by bus back in 2014.
Buses depart from Mo Chit taking around 1-2 hours and costing 60 baht, if it will be faster than the train, depends on your location in Bangkok. If you are staying near the train station, for example, the time to get to the bus terminal will add up.
Both train and bus are a nice way to do it, the location of your hotel in Ayutthaya also can help you to decide which one to pick, especially if you are walking to it when arrive.

Mo Chit Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งหมอชิต
(Also known as Northern Bus Station or Chatuchak Bus Terminal)
*Not to be confused with Mo Chit BTS skytrain station.
BTS(skytrain): Mo Chit Station – Sukhumvit line, THEN TAKE A TAXI.
Best way to get there from Bangkok is by taxi.

By Taxi:

Many of the normal city taxis in Bangkok will bring you to Ayutthaya for a previously accorded fixed price.
If you are on a group and/or don’t want to take public transport it is a great option.
The rate asked is not very high, usually about 2000 baht round trip.

 

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Ayutthaya Railway Station – สถานีรถไฟอยุธยา
Address: Ho Rattanachai, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: ตำบล หอรัตนไชย อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา

From Bangkok To Ayutthaya By Train - Thailand + Night Market

Baan Are Gong – บ้านอากง ริเวอร์ไซด์ โฮมสเตย์
Riverside Homestay
Address: 48 Moo 10 Tambon Kramang, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: 48 หมู่ 10(ซอยตรงข้ามสถานีรถไฟ) ต.กะมัง อ.พระนครศรีอยุอยา

Veggie Home – ร้านอาหารเจผูซ่า
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 19 61 Khlong Suan Plu, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: 19 61 ตำบล คลองสวนพลู
Open from 8 am to 8 pm.

Bang Lan Night Market
Address: Bang Lan Road, Tambon Ta Wa Su Kri, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: บางลาน ตำบล ท่าวาสุกรี อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Open from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Address: Chao Prom Market, in front of city’s municipal office, Ayutthaya
Address in Thai: ตลาดเจ้าพรหม สำนักงานเทศบาลนครพระนครศรีอยุธยา

 

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A Magical Journey To The Northern Thailand – 1 Month Of Breathtaking Backpacking

 

Thailand is rich in culture, colors, and flavors. The Land Of Smiles, the waken ones.
Usually, the beaches are the main focus when talking about this country, but there’s so much more to be experienced.
Hill tribes, traditions, villages, attirements, abundant culture to immersed.
Hot springs, waterfalls, mountains, wildlife, blooming nature at its best.
Temples, ruins, history, strong faith that can be felt and seen.
Exotic, fresh, scrumptious food; a vegans paradise.
A total package, from the people to the places, blessing from the Universe to us.
Their slogan “Amazing Thailand” is underrated, I get it though, no word can describe so much.

 

If you like this preview make sure to stick around for everything that is coming!
Together with each video will be a blog post explaining step-by-step how to visit everything.
We can’t wait!❤️

 

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