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World Heritage #0576 – Historic City of Ayutthaya

The Kingdom of Siam had its capital here from 1351 to 1767 and developed a wealthy capital full of palaces and temples. Today it is...

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The lovely sound of Wat Pho’s bronze bowls, Bangkok

This temple is a highlight on a visit to Bangkok, with the famous Reclining Buddha and with a reputation of being the birthplace of...

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Glitter, gold and emerald in The Grand Palace of Bangkok

Thailand’s biggest tourist attraction is a large complex in the city centre, made up of temples, buildings, halls, courtyards and...

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Harmonies in the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, Thailand

Welcome to an unusually tranquil place not far from Bangkok. This used to be the Royal summer palace and still functions occasionally as...

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An excursion to the once glorious capital of Ayutthaya, Thailand

After its foundation around 1350 Ayutthaya grew into becoming the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. The capital benefited from a...

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Summary of a 24 hour visit to Bangkok

Most visitors to Bangkok will have have a hard time getting around to even the most attractive attractions in a day, let alone adding...

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The outline of a visit to the Himalayas

Bhutan and Nepal are two countries in a magnificent mountain range and I have paid both a visit. This is a summary of the trip including...

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PICS – Thailand

The photo galleries are from a journey to Thailand in 1985 and a revisit to Bangkok 30 years later. The first time I spent five weeks on...

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East Asia 1985 (35) – Thailand (5) – Bangkok and the south

Last days in Bangkok, a cloudy island stay and the end of a long journey.   Friday 14.6.1985, Chiang Mai – Bangkok This day was...

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East Asia 1985 (34) – Thailand (4) – Golden Triangle

Northern Thailand: With a view to the forbidden countries of Burma and Laos.   Sunday 9.6.1985, Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai One of...

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East Asia 1985 (33) – Thailand (3) – Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand: Amid temples, travellers and hill tribes of The Golden Triangle.   Saturday 1.6.1985, Bangkok – Chiang Mai I took...

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East Asia 1985 (32) – Thailand (2) – Bangkok

Bangkok: Where the bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free.   Wednesday 29.5.1985, Koh Samui – Surat Thani – Bangkok I left...

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East Asia 1985 (31) – Thailand (1) – Koh Samui

Underneath the palms of Koh Samui, Thailand.   Friday 24.5.1985, Haadyai – Koh Samui In the railway station on the Thai side of...

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East Asia 1985 (1) – Introduction

This was my first backpacking experience. Urged by more experienced friends on the university I decided to take a semester off from my...

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