Monthly Archives: October 2011

Floating Market – Dumnoen Saduak

We were told that visiting a floating market was a must see activity while in Bangkok; glad we did. On our 5th day in Bangkok we visited the Dumnoen Saduak floating market. A 2 hour drive south of Bangkok, this is one of the largest and most popular floating markets in Thailand. A huge draw […]

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Ayutthaya was founded around A.D. 1350 by a Prince of U-Thong. It was the capital of Siam (later changed to Thailand) until the Burmese invasion in 1767 completely burned the city. This forced the ruling monarchs to move the capital to Bangkok.  Ayutthaya used to be one of the richest cities in Asia by the 1,600’s. They […]

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Wat Arun

Wat Arun or the Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok. This is the second temple we visited; it is right next to the Chao Phraya river (one of the biggest rivers in Thailand) that crisscrossed Bangkok and empties in the gulf of Thailand. Construction on this temple started in 1809; it was named the temple of dawn […]

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