Wat Ratchaburana

founded in 1424 by King Borommarachathirat II, on the cremation site for his two older brothers, who killed themselves in a dual over who would inherit the position of king. sometimes it’s good to be the youngest brother.

Wikipedia page, and a Google sat map link.

Google Street View actually has this whole place mapped, here’s their perspective from where i stood 🙂

Ayutthaya

a short bus ride north of Bangkok is the city of Ayutthaya.

the original plan was to take a bus from Pattaya to the train station in Bangkok, and then a train north.

turns out that there are mini buses at the main bus station, and it would have cost more to take a taxi from the Bangkok bus station to the train station that the tickets for the mini bus directly to Ayutthaya.

i do not fit well inside mini buses, but at least they have air conditioning.

view

view east from the roof