On October 15th, 2016, I drove with my family from Phetchaburi into Hua Hin. When we got into the city, we went and visited an old train that has been converted into a library.
drove with my parents, my sister, and my Aunt Alisa into the Phetchaburi Province on October 14th, 2016. Alisa’s brother owns a condo out alongside the beach, and that is where we stayed.
I went onto a nice Dinner Cruise that went along the river that cuts through Bangkok with my family. It was a nice short 2 hour cruise that passed by many tall buildings and temples.
After we visited my dad’s old property and the church in which his parents got married in, my mom, dad, and I went to the Siam Paragon Mall. There were some very interesting things in this mall.
For those of you that don’t know this, my dad was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, as of April 2016 to the present, my sister has been living in Bangkok, and her place is very close to where my dad’s house once was.
After we left Wat Saket, we walked across the street (in which, crossing the street in Bangkok is truly a thrill) in order to get to Wat Ratchanatdaram. Don’t make me try and pronounce it.
The day after my family and I returned to Bangkok, Thailand after being in Siem Reap, Cambodia, we went to some Thai temples. The first one we saw that day was Wat Saket, or the white domed temple with the golden spire.
Ta Prom was one of the last temples we saw this day, but it wasn’t the last one. This temple, or the jungle temple, is sweet since it is in the jungle, and the trees have reclaimed their dynasty.
After we left Terrace of the Elephants, we walked around the jungle into other random smaller temples around The Bayon. We also got back into our taxi at some point and drove to other ones as well.
To get into the temple proper, you had to walk across this long stone walkway that led up to the stairs into the temple. I believe that that is why this is called the Terrace of the Elephants.
To get to The Bayon, we had to cross a bridge that had many stone guardian warriors alongside it. After the bridge, our taxi driver for the day picked us back up and we then drove into Bayon proper.
I made it to Angkor Wat with my family just before sunrise on October 11, 2016. The sunset wasn’t like the most profound sunset I’ve ever seen, but to be able to see Angkor Wat emerge out of the darkness.