Category Archives: Thailand

Visiting Sukhothai Historical Park

On the heels of visiting Ayutthaya, we continued northwards and visited Sukhothai Historical Park the next day. Old Sukhothai is a UNESCO world heritage site covering the capital of the 13th century kingdom and features the remains of the royal palace and 26 buddhist temples. We decided to rent bikes again and had fun zipping around […]

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Ancient Ruins at Ayutthaya

From Bangkok, we woke up early for a day trip to visit the ancient ruins at Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya (emphasis on the second and last syllables, so aye – YOU – thai – aH) was once an ancient Siamese Kingdom that ruled from 1351 to 1767. The city, having arisen on an island at the delta of […]

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Jim Thompson’s House

  Jim Thompson, International Man of Mystery “Why does everyone want to go there?” – perplexed local taxi driver upon hearing we planned to visit Jim Thompson’s house. Maybe it’s the mystery of the man’s disappearance, maybe it’s the beautiful compound or maybe it’s just the chance to see live silkworms and discover the process […]

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Conrad Bangkok Hotel

  Conrad Bangkok The Conrad Bangkok is a beautiful, grand hotel located in the Central Business District. It’s certainly very plush and spacious and we had the most relaxing stay. The lobby itself is huge while the entire second floor dedicated to conference rooms and meeting spaces, so I got the feeling it caters primarily to business travelers. […]

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Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha

  The Reclining Buddha Wat Pho was the second temple we visited after Wat Arun and this one was my favorite. It’s much larger than Wat Arun and features the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, a massive 160 ft golden buddha statue lying on its side. His toes are probably bigger than my body. Like […]

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