Okay so as a result of we arrived in Bangkok at evening, I by no means received spherical to displaying you our resort so I’ll simply begin off with that now. 😁
We stayed at the LiT BANGKOK Lodge for the primary couple of evening within the metropolis and it was good!
I believed I took images by the pool on my telephone (there are a few swimming pools right here) however I can’t appear to seek out them wherever.
We truly 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 subsequent day. A lot better than packing all of it in and being too exhausted to correctly recognize what you have been doing.
The subsequent morning, we’d 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 referred to as the summer time palace – an unbelievable palace complicated nonetheless in use until today because the summer time residence of the Thai royal household.
Exterior of ‘summer time season’ (in quotes largely as a result of Thailand actually has simply two seasons and summer time isn’t one in every of them – it’s wet or dry season), the palace is open so guests can discover.
It’s truly a stunning palace complicated and one which we discovered ourselves spending extra time than initially anticipated, exploring.
Additionally, it’s price noting that for this journey and certainly, for many of our time in Bangkok, we’d booked a information and a driver.
Why? Nicely for starters it’s much more reasonably priced right here than maybe in different elements of the world but in addition, it simply meant that we may discover locations we needed to on our personal time fairly than going with the group. One thing which got here in helpful whereas we wandered across the Bang Pa-In royal palace at our personal tempo.
There’s probably not a complete lot to inform you concerning the palace. Like there’s stuff you’ll be able to positively learn extra about if you’re there however this palace is extra about simply slowing down and taking in the fantastic thing about its pure environment.
A bit completely different to what I suppose we’d be used to visiting historic palaces within the UK and even the superb Grand Palace in Bangkok.
And so we did simply that, finally relenting because the solar received stronger and stronger and retreating to the automotive the place the driving force had the a lot wanted AC on full blast as we made our means over to the subsequent web site.
Our subsequent cease in Ayutthaya was Wat Phanan Choeng, an virtually 700-year outdated 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 fairly spectacular to see.
Locations like this, by the best way, are why we felt it was so necessary to have an area 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 fashionable spots in Ayutthaya, all of which can be found on this publish right here.
I wish to embody it multi functional publish however there are lots of websites there and lots of images because of this so it’s close to not possible to suit it multi functional publish, ergo why it’s in a special publish now.