Friday, March 7, 2008

Thailand Addendum

One place to visit in Bangkok is a crocodile farm where they raise them for various reasons, mostly hide and food related. When you walk in they give you a little packet that contains stuff to apply under your nose much like you see on TV when autopsies are performed. The smell of crocodile poo is quite foul.

There is a crocodile show of course with the highlight shown below.
In Chang Mae, we visited an orchid farm and bought several real orchids pins and necklaces that had been laquered into jewelry. This was a major part of our Xmas shopping. They are very beautiful.

I am standing on the Bridge Over the River Kwai. I wouldn't be surprised if this little nook in the bridge was created so tourist could have their pictures taken without being run over by the train.

We took the train ride on tracks that many gave their lives building under their cruel Japanese masters though farm land and scenic vistas until we came to the River Kwai again. This is a resort and it appears that you could stay in one of the floating cottages seen on the right.

Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient capital was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and it was from here that the Siamese ruled their Kingdom for 417 years. This is just one of many of these structures here.

When we went up the "River of Kings", the Chao Phraya on the Mahohra Song
we saw several interesting things.


GETkristiLOVE said...

Wow, you look so different back then. I had forgotten. Good to see where my jewelry came from, and is that the Thailand version of the Crocodile Hunter?!

Dad E said...


There were two guys draggin crocs around. I think they knew how to mesmerize the crocs into a kind of stuper.