Since we were in Bangkok for so many days, we took a day trip to the ruins of Ayutthaya, an hour or so from Bangkok. We hired Tour with Tong for the excursion, since with the four of us it would be a lot easier to have a car with a tour guide (I highly recommend them, by the way).
I read about Ayutthaya ahead of time, and was warned that if you’ve been to Siem Reap, Ayutthaya is far from impressive. Since we were hitting Siem Reap later in the trip, we were not worried but now that I’ve been to both, I agree. Ayutthaya is pretty cool, but definitely not the as impressive as Siem Reap.
But the tree with the statue head is definitely pretty cool!