Ruean Doem Youth Hostel

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What Wat?? Exploring Ayutthaya.

A travel blog entry by souter


... up for us. Mine (Thursday) is the sitting (meditating) Buddha and Malcolm's (Monday) is the standing (protecting) Buddha. Then we entered the temple to see the fancy royal Buddha. In another temple adjacent there was a Sri Lankan style granite Buddha. Our next wat is in Cambodian style, Wat Chaiwattanarm, and was built as a homage to the King's mother. There is a large central chedi which ...

All Templed out

A travel blog entry by krocodiletears


... was surprised that South Africans spoke fluent English and to Janet a matronly and serious American, and a cast of other characters all earning around twelve thousand rands a month for twenty hours work a week. Most expressed a degree of frustration at the lack of ambition by the children they taught but on the whole loved the life and the freedom. After a few beers, several whiskeys and a monster plate of Pad Thai we wobbled back to Chris and Rita's house for a final ...

Mystic Ayutthaya

A travel blog entry by roaming_edwards


... off by them being here. I guess because, although Ru isn't a good sleeper, he doesn't cry at night so it's really only me and Spen he is disturbing!! At Millie's request we set out at 4.30pm to go back to the temples. We took some meat on sticks and bananas and some iced milk road stall drinks and picnicked at the free sites again. Millie loves it here so much. We then went back to Wat Mahathat, 3rd time, and let Ru crawl around for a bit. Then we crossed the road and ...

A walk amongst Ayutthaya's temples & ruins!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime


... became an ideal location between China, India and the Malay Archipelago due mostly to trading and by 1700, had become the largest city in the world with a total of 1 million inhabitants. Interesting facts….however, that was all about to change!

All of this came to a quick end when the Burmese invaded Ayutthaya in 1767 and ...

River Kwai to ayyuthyua

A travel blog entry by clh726

... rice/coconut crepes in a cup. Yummy. We stopped at the summer palace of the royal family, rented a golf cart to to see the property and Cari drove. We continued our journey to hotel and were very anxious to get there. The pool was on the 3rd, small and the water cold. They had sling wooden chairs that were not very comfortable so I didn't stay long. Back to the room to get ready for the barge dinner there was only 12 of us. We took the bus to the barge and they served ...


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