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‘Ayutthaya - Wat Chaiwatthanaram - 2’


More pictures of the Wat Chaiwatthanaram in the historical park of Ayutthaya.
I arrived a bit before sunset and stayed until dark. Too dark to find my way back home easily :)

A long time ago I was in Thailand for about five days. It was at the end of a journey through West Malaysia and Singapore. I must confess that at the time the country had made little impression on me.
Afterwards it never seemed appealing to me to return there. I always chose other destinations.

When planning my 'longer' trip to Asia last year, it seemed difficult not to spend part of my time in Thailand.
If you want to combine Nepal with Laos and Cambodia you have to include Thailand (or part of it) in your trip. At least seen from a financial and practical point of view.
Twenty-six years after my first short visit, however, the country turned out to be much more pleasant.

Compared to Laos and Cambodia, I spent less time in Thailand, but I certainly enjoyed the country and its people.
There were of course a lot of tourists in Thailand. But contacts with the population were much easier and more pleasant than twenty-six years ago. Did I have accidentally the wrong experiences at the time?
Nowadays a lot more Thai do speak (some) English but mass tourism hasn’t spoiled them.
Usually the experience is just the other way around.
Or have I just been very lucky this time? In any case, now I look back with a very good feeling to my days in Thailand.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5251 W: 17 N: 12709] (51072)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-07
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-29 23:51
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