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Offline Patricia Lotte

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Thailand 2008
« 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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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 06:18:30 AM »
More temples ...
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 06:19:39 AM »
Ayutthaya, the ancient city ...
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 06:20:39 AM »
Ayutthaya bis ...
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #4 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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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 06:22:31 AM »
Elephant trip
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 06:23:33 AM »
Bangkok t-shirt specials ... loved them ...
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 07:03:13 AM »
Wow, beautiful.  Looks like quite an experience!
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 11:45:15 AM »
Stunning pics Patricia - thanks for sharing them

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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 02:13:59 PM »
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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #10 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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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #11 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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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #12 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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Re: Thailand 2008
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 05:53:19 AM »
Thank you Patricia. Nice pics.
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