Long Lek Boat Noodle (Coordinates: 14°21'38"N 100°34'6"E)
FYI, Ayutthaya is the origin of Boat Noodle; and there are two types - with curdled blood of pig or without curdled blood. I am a huge fan of Thai boat boodle, and I was like finally I got the chance to have the truly authentic boat noodle. Well, we didn’t try the one with curdled blood, because the taste is quite different and not everyone likes that.
After feeding ourselves, it was time to have some fat burning activity. We went to Ayutthaya Historical Park. It took less than 5 minutes drive from Long Lek Boat Noodle. A 50 Baht entrance fee was charged in order to visit the park.
FYI, Ayutthaya Historical Park was the Grand Palace in Siam before the Burmese-Siamese War. The palace was destroyed during that war and that’s why you may not see a beautiful palace here anymore. However, it is the must visit place in Ayutthaya.
Admission Fee: 50 Baht
Address: Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Thailand.
Ayutthaya Freshwater Market (Coordinates: 14°22'13.6"N 100°36’58.5”E)
Ayutthaya Historical Park is big, if you want to visit every single corner, it may take you around one day. Our calories burned out, it was time to recharge. We went to Ayutthaya Freshwater Market to have freshwater prawns. The freshwater market is located at the area of Farmer’s Central Market (On the left of Asia Highway - Highway No.32).
Before we headed back to Bangkok, we went to the new royal palace in Ayutthaya, Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Noted that there is dress code in order to go into the palace. We suggested to have long pant, shirt with sleeve and with shoes which cover up your foot. This is the safest way to wear. Alternatively, you can rent clothes at the ticket purchase counter.
Address: Tambon Bang Len, Amphoe Bang Pa-In, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand.
It was around 6pm when we left The Summer Palace. We finally heading to Bangkok, our hotel to refresh ourselves before going for dinner at Chinatown. The first day was fun, meanwhile, tiring because we woke up at 3am just for our early flight. Thus, after dinner, we return to hotel and rest so that we can recharge for the following day.