On day three Sarah and I decided to escape the crowds of Bangkok and catch a train to Ayutthaya, an hour and a half trip.It was at the train station that I experienced my first “squat” toilet, and was surprised when a package of tissues was offered to me for purchase as I entered the stall. I was grateful when I saw that toilet paper was not commonly used in Thailand. Instead the job was done with a bowl of water for rinsing, which often missed the toilet and accumulated into puddles on the floor!
At Ayutthaya we hired a “tuktuk” for the day and did a tour of the many Buddhist temples (Wats).
Now that I’ve become a better photographer and more observant traveller, I’d love to do this trip again. Unfortunately, I didn’t make notes of the temple names. I’ve managed, I think, to identify some of them from internet pictures, but if anyone cares to help me out with accuracy, it would be appreciated.