Couchfish Day 6: Outside Ayutthaya

Think 17th century Khao San Road

Before the Burmese levelled it, Ayutthaya was a thriving trading centre. It wasn’t just Siamese—I like to think of it as a veritable Khao San Road of the 17th century. Holland, Portugal and Japan were all in town along with a diverse Muslim community.

Wandering Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Photo: David Luekens.

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