Ayutthaya, Thailand’s Ancient Capital
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Ayutthaya – The old capital
Ayutthaya is the ancient capital city of Thailand located approximately 89 kilometers from the new capital Bangkok. The capital was moved in 1767 after the Burmese invasion. The city attracts history lovers from all over the world due to the many temples and antiquity’s on display. The local people of Ayutthaya are kind and friendly and will be only too happy to help explain this unique history.
In and around – Ayutthaya
There are 16 districts in Ayutthaya. Sena is one of these districts and is where our main school is located. The distance from Sena to the center of Ayutthaya is around 20 kilometers. There is a fresh market every morning and a weekly temple market (every Tuesday’s evening). You can buy all your essentials including food there. There is a bus station where you can go to Bangkok, Suphanburi, Angthong, etc.
In Sena there are a lot of schools that are not far from the market. You can ride bicycle. Each school has around 150 students. The schools are elementary, primary, secondary or high school. However, most of the schools are elementary and primary level. The students who study in the school located outside the city have little opportunity to learn or study the new things even though they want to. Our English program is an example of how this is changing.
The majority of students have poor English skills because it is very difficult for them to study or meet interns or volunteers with good English communication. The students are happy and eager to learn and explore Western culture but unfortunately it is very rare for them to have the chance. The students are always looking for foreigners to come to teach them. We hope after reading this you might be one of the next to take up this great opportunity to help others while helping yourself.