Travel Blogs from Ayutthaya
... Thinang Aisawan Thiphya-art. The fourth was the royal residence, a neoclassic style mansion. I had to borrow a sarong to enter the Royal residence and we weren't allowed to take photos inside of the audience chamber and dining room. There were also some interesting buildings in the inner palace which is reached by crossing the covered bridge. We had a look in the Royal Carriage museum and climbed Ho ...
... and rows of sitting buddhas in saffron robes. Our next stop was to see the huge gold Buddha at Wat Phanan Choeng. We moved on to Wat Maha That where the well know Buddha head is in the Bodhi tree roots. This area is quite extensive with leaning prangs and was ravaged by the Burmese so there are rows of headless buddhas. Wat Rajaburana was next...built in the reign of King Boromrachathirat II ...
... 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 ...
... service Thai men. The relationships formed though through prostitution and western men, is well documented, most recently on Channel 4. The men come every so often and treat these women to the finer things for their holiday, with some moving to Thailand and restarting their lives.
With tired feet, and full stomachs we headed back to the room for an early night, so we can enjoy Bangkok and our complimentary breakfast tomorrow!
... to our next stop, Ayutthaya, as they left every 10 minutes so we got some water and snacks for the journey and boarded our Minivan (complete with aircon though). The drive over was only an hour to get to the former capital where, having got off the bus, we found some accommodation down one road. We ended up staying at Tony’s Place which was really good, decent sized room with ensuite and we even had a swimming pool downstairs. We had some lunch then had a ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking