Sawadee Ka/Kap! Welcome to Thailand! As promised, I will be sharing to you our awesome trip in Thailand. This is actually our second time to come and just like the first trip we had last December 2008, it is still one of the best places to visit. From our previous trip, we went to the Grand palace, Temples, Elephants, Noong Nooch Botanical Garden, and Coral Island. This time, we went south of Thailand. First up we went to Bang Pa-In Palace. This is the old palace of their King and Queen. It has all sorts of awesome structure, of course some are made of gold! Check the pictures.
|as you enter the place, a beautiful garden welcomes you|
|everything is well-manicured|
feels like your in Europe! haha
|plants formed like elephants!|
Btw, our driver that day was a fellow Filipino so it was really easy to communicate and ask him questions. He brought us to a local restaurant for lunch. I had sweet and sour chicken - cooked the Thai way while my mother tried the most raved Pad thai. Food was good, It tasted well.
For our next stop, we ask Marc (driver) to bring us to Ayutthaya. It is where the ruins are located. Here's a brief history of Ayutthaya that I got from the internet (http://thaifolk.com/)
"Ayutthaya had consecutively been a prosperous kingdom for 417 years. There had been 33 kings who reigned the kingdom over that period, beginning with King Uthong in 1893 B.E. The kingdom's glorious time ended when it succumbed to Burmese troops on 7th April 2310 B.E., concluding 5 dynasties that used to reign the kingdom of Ayutthaya, namely Chiang Rai, Suwannbhuma, Pra Ruang, Prasat Tong, and Ban Plu Luang dynasty."
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Pad thai - one of their native foods
|noodles in different colors?|
|face of Buddha surrounded by the roots of a tree|
|Siam Niramit Cultural show - a must see show when you visit Thailand|
|food banquet before the start of the show; so many food choices and delicious too. There were also spicy dishes and for those that are vegetarians|
entertainment of different dances before the start of the actual show in which photo taking is not allowed inside:/