Journey To The Historic Kingdom Of Ayutthaya, Thailand

Okay so as a result of we arrived in Bangkok at night time, I by no means obtained spherical to exhibiting you our resort so I’ll simply begin off with that now. 😁

We stayed at the LiT BANGKOK Hotel for the primary couple of night time within the metropolis and it was sensible!

I assumed I took pictures by the pool on my cellphone (there are a few swimming pools right here) however I can’t appear to search out them anyplace.

We truly spent the complete subsequent day doing nothing however chilling by the pool with cocktails and having massages within the spa! It was the proper lazy day and was completely sensible as a result of downtime like that simply has you raring to go the following day. Significantly better than packing all of it in and being too exhausted to correctly recognize what you have been doing.

The subsequent morning, we might be heading up north, and out of Bangkok to Ayutthaya, an historical metropolis with centuries of historical past, which was, as soon as upon a time the capital of Thailand.

Suffice to say, the sheer quantity of historical past right here and unimaginable structure make it one place in Thailand you completely have to go to.

Our first cease was Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also referred to as the summer time palace – an unimaginable palace advanced nonetheless in use until today because the summer time residence of the Thai royal household.

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Exterior of ‘summer time season’ (in quotes largely as a result of Thailand actually has simply two seasons and summer time isn’t one in every of them – it’s wet or dry season), the palace is open so guests can discover.

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It’s truly a beautiful palace advanced and one which we discovered ourselves spending extra time than initially anticipated, exploring.

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Additionally, it’s value noting that for this journey and certainly, for many of our time in Bangkok, we’d booked a information and a driver.

Why? Nicely for starters it’s much more reasonably priced right here than maybe in different elements of the world but in addition, it simply meant that we might discover locations we wished to on our personal time moderately than going with the group. One thing which got here in useful whereas we wandered across the Bang Pa-In royal palace at our personal tempo.

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There’s not likely a complete lot to inform you concerning the palace. Like there’s stuff you’ll be able to undoubtedly learn extra about if you’re there however this palace is extra about simply slowing down and taking in the great thing about its pure environment.

A bit totally different to what I assume we’d be used to visiting historic palaces within the UK and even the wonderful Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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And so we did simply that, ultimately relenting because the solar obtained stronger and stronger and retreating to the automotive the place the driving force had the a lot wanted AC on full blast as we made our approach over to the following web site.

Our subsequent cease in Ayutthaya was Wat Phanan Choeng, an nearly 700-year outdated temple, whose historical past associated to Chinese language refugees from the Music Dynasty.

The Buddha statue in right here goes again so far as 1334BCE and is moderately spectacular to see.

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Locations like this, by the way in which, are why we felt it was so essential to have a neighborhood information. We might in all probability have by no means thought to go to it and it could have been a disgrace to have missed locations like this that aren’t essentially on the map as vacationer sizzling spots however as crucial to get a real sense of the place you’re visiting.

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Leaving the temple, we headed over to take a look at a number of the extra widespread spots in Ayutthaya, all of which can be found on this put up right here.

I wish to embrace it multi functional put up however there are a number of websites there and a number of pictures in consequence so it’s close to unimaginable to suit it multi functional put up, ergo why it’s in a distinct put up now.

Test all of it out under:

Inside The Historic Kingdom Of Ayutthaya, Thailand



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