Monday, March 5, 2007


A Thai monk is transported across a river in Ayuttaya. The location is on the outskirts of the city near the summer palaces of Rama V. The beauty of this historical site is the eclectic nature of this king. He traveled out of the Kingdom and everywhere he went he wanted to bring back the beauty or innovations he saw. The Chinese palaces you see above could rival anything seen in the nation of China, perhaps not in size, but in decorative design it would be hard to find a more beautiful structure. Walking around on these royal grounds is truly magical as flowers and pools of water offer not only a delightful vision, but a lovely floral aroma.
It is not a free location, but I believe it was only about 30 baht for a gate entry that lasts all day. If you come to visit, you're going to need all day to truly see it all.
I highly recommend visiting this ancient capital of Siam and if you do, you must come to the summer palace. Soi Mag!