Baan Are Gong Riverside Homestay, Ayutthaya
A humble teakwood house by the river, Baan Are Gong is an authentic home stay that offers the first of many glimpses into what life was like in the past in Ayutthaya. The presence of both Thai and Chinese decorations inside add to the authentic exterior, which looks like it hasn’t been changed in decades. Close to the train station, it’s ideal for those who want to ditch their bags and begin exploring; they also organise tours and rent both motorbikes and bicycles to their guests. Rooms are basic but comfortable, and free Wi-Fi is available. It’s far from luxury, but it sure is an authentic way to experience this historic city.