Another obvious distinction is that, no doubt, the subsoil bearing properties were vastly superior, evidenced by the straighter state of the remnants.
Straight and tall Prangs
Colourful monks and straight structures
But what was consistent with Ayutthaya was the predominantly Buddhist architecture of the ruins.
A Buddha peering down on me (circled in green)
Jordan (circled in green) dwarfed by statue
It would take most of the day to comfortably walk the site and see all the significant ruins and sights. However we opted for the rapid routing and paid a small fee and were able to take our motorcycle through the site. This left us the afternoon to make some more distance north.