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  1. Charu
    October 29, 2013

    Reminds me a lot of the temples and holi festival in India (although that’s with colored paint).

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 30, 2013

      Holi seems like it would be quite an interesting event to participate in.

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  2. Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)
    October 27, 2013

    Completely agree with everything in this post! We were a bit leery of visiting Ayutthaya because we were coming from a month in Cambodia and a recent visit to the Angkor Wat complex. We wound up completely charmed by the ruins (and agree that we had most of them to ourselves) and were doubly won over by all the food we ate. We loved that night market—the selection was incredible, all of the food was fresh, the prices were unbeatable—and actually wound up extending our stay by several days just so we could visit it a few more times! 😉 I didn’t really have high hopes for Ayutthaya going in but it wound up being one of my favorite places in Thailand.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 27, 2013

      Wasn’t that night market absolutely incredible! We found it on our 2nd night, and every night when we would discuss where we wanted to go for dinner it was like DUH. lol Even Tigger loved it and would ask to go.

      I didn’t have high hopes either. I originally planned on 2 days just so we could see the ruins, but we immediately extended our stay.

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  3. Deia @NomadWallet
    October 26, 2013

    Oh Talon, that looks like a great place and the perfect time to visit! I only had 10 days in Thailand on my trip, so I didn’t get to visit Ayutthaya. I did see pictures of that Buddha head in a tree trunk on many guidebooks and really wanted to go. I love that second picture of the fallen Buddha head, by the way. 🙂

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 27, 2013

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorite shots from our time there.

      It’s one of my favorite places in Thailand. Could easily live there if it wasn’t for the heat. lol

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  4. Heidi Wagoner
    October 26, 2013

    Talon, this looks like something we would love. What time of year was this? We love a good water fight!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 26, 2013

      It occurs in April every year. It’s an incredible amount of fun.

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  5. Freya
    October 26, 2013

    No crowds, beautiful temples and ruins, delicious food and being sprayed with water by an elephant sounds like heaven to me. I regret not having visited Ayutthaya when I was in Thailand, looks like a great place.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      October 26, 2013

      One of my favorite spots for sure, and songkran is my favorite holiday celebration.

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