Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected.
Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.
– Jamais Cascio
The day started with an early long bike trip to the center of Ayutthaya. Not because the hostel was far away, no ! But because we mistaken the road. So instead of being there in half an hour, we (with a new friend I met at the Hostel) “preferred” biking for more than 1h30 in the burning sun.
OK, let’s go down to serious business right now. Although in 2 days you have time to see everything by bike, on this map you can find the most important points to visit, if you don’t want to rush and take time to savour the places.
1. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
2. Floating Market
3. Wat Chaiwatthanaram
4. Sri Nakakharh Park
5. What Maha That (Buddha’s Head Tree)
6. Night Market
- Wat Chaiwatthanaram
- Sri Nakakharh Park
- What Maha That (Buddha’s Head Tree)
The Stone Buddha head which was abandoned by the wall not far from the entrance of Wat Mahathat in the 17s, is a very popular spot of this place. Today it can be seen nestled in the tree roots which have grown around it.
As the opening hours of the temples are up to 5 PM, we still had the rest of the day to enjoy the village. Especially the sunset . . .
While I was biking, along the astonishing landscapes painted in the colors of the sunset, I had a moment with myself, with my wounds, with my mistakes.
That moment, while admiring the beautiful look of the brown ruins and the green nature, I got to see the beauty in the ruins.
We all have things unsolved, past mistakes, regrets or heartbreaks, that are more or less healed, as time passes by. But you know, that moment, I realized that wounds are just beautiful: they are the proof that you have survived, heartbreaks are the proof you have loved, mistakes are the proof you’ve tried. Just like the ruins of the city, you still shine under the light of the sun and glitter under the sunset. Keep trying and never be afraid to live
Yes, I tried them. 20 baht (0.50 euros). And I do recommend !
It can really happen ANYWHERE.
The officers were very helpful and concerned. Although the communication can get very difficult something, we managed to report the rubbery.
Ruins, for me, symbolize new beginnings. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginnings.
And just like a new beginning, that day, I went back to childhood. Felt so good
I hope you enjoyed. Here’s some useful information :
Bangkok to Ayutthata : 15 baht
Ayutthaya to Bangkok : 20 baht
Entrance fee temples : 50 baht each
Hostel 2 nights : 570 baht