On the last leg of our Thailand holiday we went out to Ayutthaya. 'I' could have spent days out there if it weren't for the heat, I love old architecture, especially if its crumbling. We arrived by mini bus at which time our tour guide diligently dispensed round stickers to our shirts...so we knew who we were! Stray offered to afix mine and proceeded to adhere it to my..well, not in an appropriate place. I could have and should have smacked him up side the head, but there were witnesses.
After visiting a Wat (one that was rebuilt after the Burmese burnt it down)...I cant remember the names and feel a little ashamed, but one can get a bit Watted out after a while, we headed to one of the large ruin sites right next door. Wat Phra Si Sanphet?
Following that we were shuttled to the Bang Pa-In Summer Palaces, which were very impressive. The grounds are immaculate and rather than walk, we hired a golf cart to see the various buildings.
Then to Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (the one with the reclining Buddha, OK, another one with a reclining Buddha), where I presumed Stray was right behind me on the stair climb...WRONG! that's him at the bottom, centre rear...arms folded.
Early afternoon we boarded a boat for scrummy lunch which ferried us down the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok.
In Bangkok (not the same day) we went to MBK shopping complex and stumbled upon a concert of sorts...students we think, which kept us entertained for quite a while.
The next (mini) clip (almost a still photo) is from our visit to the Bridge over the River Kwai...
...at Kanchanaburi. We had finished walking the bridge and went for a wander past the markets, where Stray couldn't resist this little fella.
Unlike our experience at Tiger Kingdom (ex Chiang Mai) where we suspect drugs were flowing freely (no, not us) this feisty guy didn't have any qualms about expressing his feelings.
I don't like seeing any animals chained or caged, but he was very well fed. 'Free to hold, pay to feed'. I'm pretty sure he was a living advertisment for a nearby zoo.
Have you been? Any thoughts?
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