Bang Pa-In Summer Palace! Euro-style Palace in Northern Bangkok!
Day 2 – July 28, 2011
I made the decision to visit Bang Pa-In and Ayutthaya not without any hesitation. What I had in mind was : how on earth am I going to get there? From what I read in wikitravel.org, there isn’t any easy choice on how to get there. But when I made up my mind to go there, I decided to get there by train to Bang Pa-In first and continue to Ayutthaya.
More or less, the plan was like this:
Go to Hua Lamphong Railway Station to get to Bang Pa-In Station
From that station, find songthaew to get to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
Find my way to Wat Niwet near Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
Continue the trip to Ayutthaya (I didn’t have any idea on how to get there)
Visit Wat Mahathat and Wat Ratchaburana
Find the minivan that will get me to Victory Monument
Go to Ma Boon Krong with BTS
Go back to hostel
Well, Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, in my opinion, is very photogenic. You’ll have a lot of things to look and find out around this complex.
And from here, I was looking for my way to Wat Niwet, a gothic-church-look-alike-Buddhist-temple. I asked several other tourists I met, but none of them was familiar with Wat Niwet. Until I finally met a woman (looked like she is a guide) who told me how to get to Wat Niwet.
Oh yeah, the entrance fee to Bang Pa-In Palace is 100 Baht. I guess it is fair enough judging for what we can see and learn from this place. If you want to find out more about Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, you can open this, this, and this. Information stated in this post is extracted from those sites.
For my next post, I will post about Wat Niwet and how to get to Ayutthaya. So, stick around to find out more about the Day 2 of my journey in Thailand.