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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS! => My Holiday Trip => Topic started by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:17:06 AM

Title: Thailand 2008
Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:17:06 AM
A few pictures from my trip to Thailand, starting with some stunning temples
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:18:30 AM
More temples ...
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:19:39 AM
Ayutthaya, the ancient city ...
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:20:39 AM
Ayutthaya bis ...
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:21:40 AM
Bridge over the river Kwai and a trip on the death railway (you don't want to look down ...)
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:22:31 AM
Elephant trip
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 22, 2008, 06:23:33 AM
Bangkok t-shirt specials ... loved them ...
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Post by: Bertie Horak on September 22, 2008, 07:03:13 AM
Wow, beautiful.  Looks like quite an experience!
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Post by: Rhona on September 22, 2008, 11:45:15 AM
Stunning pics Patricia - thanks for sharing them
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Post by: georgswa (Georg Ruf) on September 22, 2008, 02:13:59 PM
Interesting pics

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Post by: barb (Fry) on September 22, 2008, 05:11:43 PM
Patricia how awesome, what a cultural experience.  The temples are beautiful and so clean, where are the people ?
How old are they some look ancient, the brick one reminds me of Zimbabwe ruins.  I love the spindle sharp pointy ones -
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Post by: Michael Alexander on September 22, 2008, 05:29:43 PM
Nice Pics,.....Not so much into the elephant rides...but I love the history of the buildings....
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Post by: Patricia Lotte on September 23, 2008, 05:45:07 AM
Ayutthaya was built in 1350 and destroyed in the mid 1700ís. The ruins have been classified as a UNESCO site and it is a must see for anyone going to Bangkok. I love stone and the colour of these ruins surrounded by the tropical vegetation is stunning. We rented a small motorbike to get around, but you can do it by bicycle or even just walk (but the distances can be pretty long). Most sites are open free of charge. Only 3 or 4 sites charge an entrance fee that is nominal, which really surprised me as most countries in the world would cash in on sites like this. And whatís amazing is that people respect the ruins, which is not always the case elsewhere. I remember in Cairo seeing people climb up the pyramids despite notices everywhere forbidding it. Thailand is gorgeous and the people are genuine. This was not my first trip there and will definitely not be the last.
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Post by: georg ruf jr. on September 23, 2008, 05:53:19 AM
Thank you Patricia. Nice pics.