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I have been thinking about organising a day trip to Ayudthaya, as a TF event on my next trip to Thailand in October.

The basic plan:

Minibus or train to Ayudthaya, hire some bicycles, or maybe tuk tuks, visit the sites, and take photographs, lunch somewhere, relax. Nothing too strenuous.

Saturday or Sunday? Which is best? Preference?

Any advice or suggestions welcome, before I post it.

As I say, its just an idea at the moment.

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I have been thinking about organising a day trip to Ayudthaya, as a TF event on my next trip to Thailand in October.

The basic plan:

Minibus or train to Ayudthaya, hire some bicycles, or maybe tuk tuks, visit the sites, and take photographs, lunch somewhere, relax. Nothing too strenuous.

Saturday or Sunday? Which is best? Preference?

Any advice or suggestions welcome, before I post it.

As I say, its just an idea at the moment.

1) Dave is right, some people have to work on Saturday, so Sunday would be a better choice.

2) Van is a better option, compared to train. Dont get me wrong, going to Ayutthaya by train is fun, I did it before when I was an undergrad, but its not convenient at all if you would like to visit many places in one day. Some vans can accommodate up to 15 people, so it wouldnt cost you guys that much.

It depends how many places you would like to visit, if its not a lot, then go by train, then rent some bikes, sounds like fun, mind you, it can be tiring though lol. Ayutthaya is not that small if you wanna run around the city by bike!!

3) Any ideas yet which place to visit?

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A van cost only 60 baht (person) or something not more than that as i can recall, take only hour to get there but train you'll take almost half day,a bike would be a good choice , motorbike will be a better choice :) , mind you with bicycle you'll miss out many good places. :)

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I have been thinking about organising a day trip to Ayudthaya, as a TF event on my next trip to Thailand in October.

The basic plan:

Minibus or train to Ayudthaya, hire some bicycles, or maybe tuk tuks, visit the sites, and take photographs, lunch somewhere, relax. Nothing too strenuous.

Saturday or Sunday? Which is best? Preference?

Any advice or suggestions welcome, before I post it.

As I say, its just an idea at the moment.

1) Dave is right, some people have to work on Saturday, so Sunday would be a better choice.

2) Van is a better option, compared to train. Dont get me wrong, going to Ayutthaya by train is fun, I did it before when I was an undergrad, but its not convenient at all if you would like to visit many places in one day. Some vans can accommodate up to 15 people, so it wouldnt cost you guys that much.

It depends how many places you would like to visit, if its not a lot, then go by train, then rent some bikes, sounds like fun, mind you, it can be tiring though lol. Ayutthaya is not that small if you wanna run around the city by bike!!

3) Any ideas yet which place to visit?

Well, I am not sure. I have a list of recommendations that I have taken from Wikipedia and a couple of blog/travel sites.

I need to research it a little more this weekend, to make they are do-able (near to one another). If we rent bicycles, we want them to all be in close proximity to one another, not cycling for miles and miles. If not, there are six seater tuk tuks apparently, but cycling is more fun, and less restrictive. Hotter though. :-)

Perhaps motorbike hire there is an option, but I don't want to complicate matters, so keep it simple for now.

The minibus does seem to be the better option. I read they depart from Victory Monument, but I am not sure if there are other departure points.

That said, all suggestions on what to see are welcome. I will post the list I have later, so that some of you can provide input.

At the moment, its looking to be a Sunday departure, by minibus. More to follow.

http://wikitravel.org/en/Ayutthaya

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You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Split the cost between 16 people, it'll be cheap.

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You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Split the cost between 16 people, it'll be cheap.

Excellent idea!! Anyone know where to hire one?

I was planning on posting event for Sunday 3rd or 10th October, once I have booked my flight, which will be very soon.

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anyone interested to go to Koh Phangan, i heard they have a nude beach overthere :twisted:

An idea of seeing you naked puts me off, so its a NO NO :winky:

who said i go to the beach, i just wanted to take a peek :P

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You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Split the cost between 16 people, it'll be cheap.

Excellent idea!! Anyone know where to hire one?

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I have connections :)

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You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Split the cost between 16 people, it'll be cheap.

Excellent idea!! Anyone know where to hire one?

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I have connections :)

BigKus....Might have to take you up on that. :-)

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A van cost only 60 baht (person) or something not more than that as i can recall, take only hour to get there but train you'll take almost half day,a bike would be a good choice , motorbike will be a better choice :) , mind you with bicycle you'll miss out many good places. :)

Yeah!! I always go to Ayutthaya by van. I get a van from Victory monument, then it take me to Ayutthaya old city in 1 hour. 60 baht / person.

However, the van just drop you in the old city, not take you around. My friends always come to pick me up at the van station. She told me some of her student do the day trip business in Ayutthaya... I might ask for more detail if you really serious about it.

and another choice as p'Dave said, just rent a van, it's about 2000 baht (Excluded gasoline) you can take tour all day long.

Don't forget to buy Roti Saimai back home na..... Aroi mak, but you have to know the good shop to buy, for me I like Bung Bee roti saimai.

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You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Split the cost between 16 people, it'll be cheap.

Excellent idea!! Anyone know where to hire one?

I was planning on posting event for Sunday 3rd or 10th October, once I have booked my flight, which will be very soon.

Either Sunday is good for me .... good idea for an event, but is there anywhere in Ayutthaya with happy hour beer and free pool !!! :D:D

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You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Split the cost between 16 people, it'll be cheap.

Excellent idea!! Anyone know where to hire one?

I was planning on posting event for Sunday 3rd or 10th October, once I have booked my flight, which will be very soon.

Either Sunday is good for me .... good idea for an event, but is there anywhere in Ayutthaya with happy hour beer and free pool !!! :D:D

Ciaran..See EB's earlier suggestion:

Posted 29 Jul 2010 9:00 pm

You should hire the van and driver for the whole day...

Then you've got somewhere to leave belongings (an ice chest of beer and snacks) no pedalling on a hot day and a wider range of destinations. We don't need to rush to catch a bus if we have our own.

Can't help with the pool. :-)

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A van cost only 60 baht (person) or something not more than that as i can recall, take only hour to get there but train you'll take almost half day,a bike would be a good choice , motorbike will be a better choice :) , mind you with bicycle you'll miss out many good places. :)

Yeah!! I always go to Ayutthaya by van. I get a van from Victory monument, then it take me to Ayutthaya old city in 1 hour. 60 baht / person.

However, the van just drop you in the old city, not take you around. My friends always come to pick me up at the van station. She told me some of her student do the day trip business in Ayutthaya... I might ask for more detail if you really serious about it.

and another choice as p'Dave said, just rent a van, it's about 2000 baht (Excluded gasoline) you can take tour all day long.

Don't forget to buy Roti Saimai back home na..... Aroi mak, but you have to know the good shop to buy, for me I like Bung Bee roti saimai.

Sounds good. So where do we buy these?

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UPDATE: As of 30th August, the minibus is now full (barring any cancellations). There are always a few drop outs.

Although only showing thirteen, there are in fact fifteen signed up, as someone is bringing two others.

If more people still want to go, I will hire a second minibus, but only if there are sufficient numbers.

Please see Journal linked to event for up to date info.

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UPDATE: As of 30th August, the minibus is now full (barring any cancellations). There are always a few drop outs.

Although only showing thirteen, there are in fact fifteen signed up, as someone is bringing two others.

If more people still want to go, I will hire a second minibus, but only if there are sufficient numbers.

Please see Journal linked to event for up to date info.

I think we may need one more van as 10 seats each van is most comfortable and recommended.

Now I reserved 2 vans :D

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UPDATE: As of 30th August, the minibus is now full (barring any cancellations). There are always a few drop outs.

Although only showing thirteen, there are in fact fifteen signed up, as someone is bringing two others.

If more people still want to go, I will hire a second minibus, but only if there are sufficient numbers.

Please see Journal linked to event for up to date info.

I think we may need one more van as 10 seats each van is most comfortable and recommended.

Now I reserved 2 vans :D

Ok Kus. I have amended price per person to 200 - 300 baht

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