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... which is like 20 minutes from Ayutthaya city. This palace has history dating back to the 17th century but most of the buildings standing today were built in the late 1800s. Today is used only occasionally by King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit for holding receptions and banquets. Queen Elisabeth II is one of the few international Royals to have stayed the night there. There is something like 50 acres of grounds that include shrines, memorials, ponds, fish, turtles, temples, ...
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After a few hours you reach saturation point for temples. So I headed back to the hostel and said my goodbyes to X-Man. He had been a good guide. I wrote in his book a commendation for him as he really looked after me and unlike most tuk tuk drivers seemed to like people rather than see them as marks to be ripped off.
I then had a siesta. When I got up two of the other ...
So we could miss Bangkok whilst the political troubles continue we stopped at the city that was the capital of Thailand for 400 years. It is a great place to cycle round with old many old temple ruins set amongst well kept parkland. The old city is effectively an island, surrounded as it is by rivers and canals.
... We have learned that pretty much every phrase has one thing in common. Mai Krap (no) Chai Krap (yes) Sa Wat dee krap (Hello; Goodbye). They all have the word "krap"!
We opted for the cheaper alternative to travel around the city by renting out bikes for 50 baht per person. Fortunately Matt had his UK driving license with him, as the alternative ID they scanned was your credit card and took your photo.
At this point it was only 9:30, and our ...
... image. Inside, there were many women folding up the orange wraps synonymous with Buddhists monks. There was understandably, a lot of this material as it was used to dress the Buddha image. The next stop was at Wat Puthaisawan. The temple here had huge white domes and had Portuguese inspired towers. Inside the temples we came across a few bats that had made it their home (the stench was horrid!) Our last stop was at Wat Chai Watthanaram. This was a ruined temple ...