Journey To The Historic Kingdom Of Ayutthaya, Thailand

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

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We stayed on the LiT BANGKOK Lodge for the primary couple of evening within the metropolis and it was sensible!

I believed I took pictures by the pool on my cellphone (there are a few swimming pools right here) however I can’t appear to seek 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 right lazy day and was completely sensible as a result of downtime like that simply has you raring to go the subsequent 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’d be heading up north, and out of Bangkok to Ayutthaya, an historic 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, often known as the summer season palace – an unimaginable palace advanced nonetheless in use until this present day because the summer season residence of the Thai royal household.

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Outdoors of ‘summer season season’ (in quotes largely as a result of Thailand actually has simply two seasons and summer season 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 price noting that for this journey and certainly, for many of our time in Bangkok, we’d booked a information and a driver.

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

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There’s probably not an entire lot to let you know concerning the palace. Like there’s stuff you may undoubtedly learn extra about whenever 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, finally relenting because the solar obtained stronger and stronger and retreating to the automobile the place the driving force had the a lot wanted AC on full blast as we made our means over to the subsequent website.

Our subsequent cease in Ayutthaya was Wat Phanan Choeng, an virtually 700-year outdated temple, whose historical past associated to Chinese language refugees from the Track Dynasty.

The Buddha statue in right here goes again so far as 1334BCE and is quite 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 among the extra standard spots in Ayutthaya, all of which can be found on this put up right here.

I wish to embody it multi function put up however there are numerous websites there and numerous pictures consequently so it’s close to unimaginable to suit it multi function put up, ergo why it’s in a special put up now.

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Inside The Historic Kingdom Of Ayutthaya, Thailand