My 5: Bangkok to Ayuthaya By Train, Thailand.

Hua Lamphong Train Station Bangkok

1. April 2015. I didn’t embark on many train journeys during my travels around Thailand. As much as I love rail travel, I’d read that the Thai train system is clunky, slow and unreliable and so it proved during my first and only such trip in The Land Of Smiles. The journey from Bangkok to Ayutthaya […]

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My 5: Cool Spots Around Ayuthaya Historical Park, Thailand.

Wihaan Phra Mongkhon Bophit Temple Ayuthaya Historical Park

1. April 2015. A day spent touring Thailand’s amazing Ayuthaya Historical Park throws up a seemingly infinite string of architectural gems around every corner. Dating back to 1538, the magnificent and nightmarish-to-pronounce Wihaan Phra Mongkhon Bophit Temple lies adjacent to the ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet. A huge bronze Buddha (one of Thailand’s largest at 12.15 metres […]

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My 5: Wat Phra Si Sanphet – Ayuthaya Historical Park, Thailand.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet Ayuthaya Historical Park

1. April 2015. I was lucky enough to spend an entire day touring Thailand’s mind-blowing Ayuthaya Historical Park. It was hot, hard work that day for my rickety, rented bicycle and I, but the rewards seemed infinite as I came upon discovery after discovery. For most people the park is just too big and the stifling […]

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My 5: Wat Phra Ram – Ayuthaya Historical Park, Thailand.

Wat Phra Ram Ayutthaya Historical Park Thailand

1. April 2015. Packed with ruined palaces and ancient crumbling temples, Ayuthaya Historical Park is a fascinating wonderland documenting the grandeur of the ancient kingdom of Siam. Picking up a bicycle from one of the many rental shops in town, I spent an amazing day exploring the faded majesty of one Thailand’s most fascinating sites. The […]

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My 5: Sangkhlaburi Town Market, Thailand.

Sangkhlaburi Town Market Thailand

1. April 2015. There are a number of markets to be found scattered in and around Sangkhlaburi, including the famous Night Market in Mon Village, as well as the curious Border Market with its antique oddities by the crossing to Myanmar. I checked out the sedate Town Market near Oh Dee Hostel between Thetsaban streets […]

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My 5: Wat Wang Wiwekaram & Buddhakaya Chedi – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Buddhakaya Chedi Mon village Sangkhlaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. The Thai town of Sangkhlaburi is home to two distinct settlements located either side of the stunning Saphan Mon Bridge. To the south lies a mostly Thai community and its concentrated huddle of houseboats on Khao Laem Reservoir, to the north sits an ethnic Burmese Mon village on the riverbanks. The Mon […]

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Wat Somdet Gao – Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Secluded beach Khao Laem Reservoir Sangkhlaburi

1. April 2015. Even in a country famed for planet Earth’s most gorgeous temples, the Thai town of Sangkhlaburi more than holds its own with a handful of mesmerizing wats located in and around the all-encompassing Khao Laem Reservoir. The ancient and largely abandoned Wat Somdet Gao is one of them and is best accessed via […]

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