I'm heading out with some friends (all guys) to Bangkok and Ayutthaya in a couple of week's time. The main purpose of the trip is photography; to shoot landscape/seascapes (temples, architecture etc) and people (street photography).
The itinerary currently I have in mind is as follows:
Day 1 - Arrive in Bangkok by evening. Settle down after dinner. (We'll be staying in Sukhumvit area)
Day 2 - Temple Hopping. Grand Palace and Wat Arun at the very least.
Day 3 - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (anything else to do?)
Day 4 - Whole day trip to Ayutthaya (no details on places/wats to visit yet).
Day 5 - A bit of shopping & grocery & doing some street photography at Pratunam area. Have to leave for airport by 5pm at the latest.
This will be my 2nd time in Bangkok, and a 1st for the rest of the group. My 1st trip was spent mostly on shopping, dining and a bit of tour (grand palace but didn't get to go to wat arun due to time constraint; chao phraya princess river cruise) so this will be a bit different.
Would like to hear some tips and suggestions on how to best maximize our trip. Specifically on things like:
- Where to get a good vantage point to capture sunrise or sunset of Wat Arun
- Would it be advisable to take public transport (from Victory Monument) to Ayutthaya? I seem to have read before that going there is easy but we might run into some difficulty getting a transpo back to BKK.
- Anybody knows of a contact for a rental vehicle with driver? Might consider this for the floating market tour and perhaps Ayutthaya as well.
Thanks in advance.