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... to the reputation but it was only a 40 minute delay. All of the locals were really helpful so we didn't mind that they were all taking sly photos of us, we were probably doing the same as equally un-stealth-like. We made sure that we didn't accidentally sit in the 'monks only' section on the train and relaxed for the next 4 hours enjoying the scenery as we went from jungle to city. There was a continuous flow of food vendors pacing the aisle of the train, we finally gave in ...
... and had our attire inspected before entering the palace grounds. There are some lovely buildings and beautiful gardens. The outer palace has four main buildings. The first was a shrine, Ho Hem Monthian Thewarat, a small stone Khmer structure. The second was the assembly hall, Saphakhan Ratchaprayun, a colonial style two story building. The third was a Thai style pavilion in the middle of the ...
... 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 ...
... them for Lee's birthday celebration. We all mounted bicycles and rode through temple compounds, over bridges, through markets and wove though the busy streets to Chao Prom Pier. We rattled down a steep flight of steps and awkwardly loaded our bikes for the five minute ferry ride across the river. In a Herculean effort we hauled our steeds up thirty steep wooden steps to Baan Are Gong restaurant. Lee's been a teacher at the school for twelve years, has a Thai wife and speaks ...
In the middle of my stay in Bangkok I took a day trip up to Ayutthaya. This was the capital of the Siam Empire that actually invaded the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia in the 15th century. In the middle of the 18th century, Ayutthaya was then invaded by the Burmese and the city was sacked and the kingdom ended. It is really interesting to see the ...
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