Okay so as a result of we arrived in Bangkok at evening, I by no means bought spherical to exhibiting you our resort so I’ll simply begin off with that now. ?
We stayed at the LiT BANGKOK Hotel for the primary couple of evening within the metropolis and it was good!
I assumed I took pictures by the pool on my telephone (there are a few swimming pools right here) however I can’t appear to search out them wherever.
We really spent the complete subsequent day doing nothing however chilling by the pool with cocktails and having massages within the spa! It was the proper lazy day and was completely good as a result of downtime like that simply has you raring to go the following day. A lot better than packing all of it in and being too exhausted to correctly recognize what you had been doing.
The following morning, we might be heading up north, and out of Bangkok to Ayutthaya, an historic metropolis with centuries of historical past, which was, as soon as upon a time the capital of Thailand.
Suffice to say, the sheer quantity of historical past right here and unbelievable structure make it one place in Thailand you completely have to go to.
Our first cease was Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also called the summer time palace – an unbelievable palace complicated nonetheless in use until at the present time because the summer time residence of the Thai royal household.
Outdoors of ‘summer time season’ (in quotes largely as a result of Thailand actually has simply two seasons and summer time isn’t considered one of them – it’s wet or dry season), the palace is open so guests can discover.
It’s really a stunning palace complicated and one which we discovered ourselves spending extra time than initially anticipated, exploring.
Additionally, it’s value noting that for this journey and certainly, for many of our time in Bangkok, we’d booked a information and a driver.
Why? Effectively for starters it’s much more inexpensive right here than maybe in different components of the world but in addition, it simply meant that we might discover locations we needed to on our personal time moderately than going with the group. One thing which got here in useful whereas we wandered across the Bang Pa-In royal palace at our personal tempo.
There’s not likely an entire lot to let you know concerning the palace. Like there’s stuff you’ll be able to undoubtedly learn extra about while you’re there however this palace is extra about simply slowing down and taking in the fantastic thing about its pure environment.
A bit totally different to what I assume we’d be used to visiting historic palaces within the UK and even the amazing Grand Palace in Bangkok.
And so we did simply that, ultimately relenting because the solar bought stronger and stronger and retreating to the automotive the place the motive force had the a lot wanted AC on full blast as we made our means over to the following web site.
Our subsequent cease in Ayutthaya was Wat Phanan Choeng, an virtually 700-year previous temple, whose historical past associated to Chinese language refugees from the Music Dynasty.
The Buddha statue in right here goes again so far as 1334BCE and is moderately spectacular to see.
Locations like this, by the way in which, are why we felt it was so necessary to have a neighborhood information. We’d most likely have by no means thought to go to it and it could have been a disgrace to have missed locations like this that aren’t essentially on the map as vacationer sizzling spots however as crucial to get a real sense of the place you’re visiting.
Leaving the temple, we headed over to take a look at among the extra in style spots in Ayutthaya, all of which can be found on this put up right here.
I wish to embrace it multi functional put up however there are numerous websites there and numerous pictures because of this so it’s close to unattainable to suit it multi functional put up, ergo why it’s in a unique put up now.