Ayuthaya

Ayuthaya, Thailand

Travel Blogs from Ayuthaya

Ayuthaya Travel Blogs (100)
Royal Elephant Kraal, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Royal Elephant Kraal

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We just happened to be in town when a very important ceremony was to take place, the blessing of the new posts for the Royal Elephant Kraal. In order to give some perspective you need to understand some history first--- (over 200 years ago) only Kings ...

Elephant Camp!!!, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Elephant Camp!!!

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We read in the Bangkok Post about an elephant program just about 3 miles or so outside of town called "Elephant Stay," which is a non-profit foundation which directly benefits the welfare of retired elephants. Darcy and I being crazy about elephants ...

Former Thai Capital, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Former Thai Capital

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Some history to set the prospect on this entry: In their race to reach the Gulf of Thailand, 3 rivers converge to form the island of Ayuthaya, the former Thai capital. The rivers formed both a natural barrier to invasion and an invitation to trade. From ...

Ancient empires, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Ancient empires

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... birds sang in the shade. Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a modern temple containing the largest bronze sitting Buddha in Thailand, provided a brief distraction. The statue sounds potentially less impressive than one of its predecessors, a 16 metre high gold ...