Friday, October 31, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand Oct. 30

The second day in Thailand and we are driving out of the city to Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam.  The drive took us 1 and 1/2 hours but it was worth it.  The ruins of this once large temple complex were beautiful and not as crowded as the Bangkok grand palace.  Ayutthaya was burned in 1797 by the Burmese.  Saffron robed Buddhas were everywhere.

After lunch we took a boat ride on a local river where we saw beautiful and colorful scenery and a very large monitor lizard!

We walked thru a Muslim village and visited a mosque and talked to the head man of the village.  Muslims are definitely in the minority of this Buddhist country but he said they have no problems. This is our group with him.

Tonight we had another wonderful Thai dinner with free wine tasting!  The food is fantastic here!

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