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Thailand, The Land of Smiles

July 8: Heading North to Ayutthuya


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We left Bangkok today and headed north. Our first stop was the Gem Factory, where we were treated like royalty, taught a little bit about Thailand's gem production, saw how jewelry is made, and even took home some beautiful examples of their handiwork. We saw the Summer Palace of the King at Bang Pa In, and the Monkoi Bophit temple with the biggest brass statue of the Lord Buddha. We had lunch at a delightful roadside noodle house where we dined on satay sticks, noodles, drinks and coconut ice cream, and the total bill came to less than $8.00 for five of us. We are staying overnight at the Krungsri River Hotel in Ayutthuya, a very nice place. The boys played in the pool, and we had a nice dinner this evening.
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Here the family all pose with our hostesses at the Gem Factory in Bangkok
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Sam, Doreen and Max showing off their new necklaces after a successful shopping trip
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A magnificent shrine at the summer palace in Ayuthuya
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Max and Sammy feeding one of the resident turtles at the summer palace in Ayuthuya
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Steve got his wish and we all stopped at a semi-random roadside noodle house for lunch. It was delightful!
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We're in Thailand during the monsoon season, and here Doreen and Sammy get caught sudden downpour
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A worshipper's candle at a temple
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Another Giant Buddha
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Another beautiful Thai face
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A Buddha among the ruins of the Ayuthuya temple. Even these Buddhas are regularly "dressed" in the traditional orange robes by the local monks.
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Max and Sammy running amoung the temple ruins at Ayuthuya
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Max, looking majestic at the Ayuthuya temple ruins
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