Lythonglian Meepan and his wife established the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal in 1996. Since then it has launched progressive programs to rehabilitate sick elephants, retrain killer bulls and increase the elephant population with more breeding. There have been 32 successful births since 2000.
As in all of Thailand flowers are everywhere. I love how people buy them to give to each other so easily. Even in the simplest of accomadations or restaurants its common to see flwers . Oh ! I know that they are raelly easy to give here , since they are plentiful and cheap . But i think its more than that , its the gentle caring ways of the Thai that come through when I see a beautiful flower on a little wooden restaurant table.
In Auytthaya too , there were little stands along the streets with flowers for sale.
At Ayutthaya you will come across many Buddhist statues. In Thai culture you should not enter a temple or Buddha shrine as a female with your arms being bare or your legs. So basically no tank tops and shorts or short miniskirts when visiting these areas. Now believe me I was hot as heck visiting the many sites in the Thai sun and when I wasn't visiting a temple I had on a tank top but just make sure you have a long sleeved shirt to cover up when viewing areas that the Thai consider holy.
Locals mainly buy and sell produce (vegetables, fruits, raw meat), cooked food (Thai salads, takeaway pad thai, cut fruit, chilled drinks) and various other products (even plastic flowers!) at the market.
Game for some inexpensive local food? Have some noodles at the streetside noodle stall, buy some takeaway pad thai or barbequed meat, snack on crispy insects, have a mango salad whipped up on the spot, or enjoy some freshly cut fruit!
Believed it or not, there are too many khlongs(rivers) here in Thailand. The photo in the side was in Ayuthaya right infront of the Wat Chaiwatthanaram, this one is a continuation of the river in Chao Phraya River which means it's Chao Phraya River, where it will take you 3 to 4 hours cruise from Ayuthaya to Bangkok! A long way around...
I saw this one when we we're cruising. And I always saw this whenever I cruise the Chao Phraya. When we're approaching to Bangkok from Ayuthaya by cruise, I saw this Wat Arun that were really stunning and even very beautiful. I just took this at the ground of the cruise so, you'll notice that the photo isn't that nice as what I said!
I saw this kid seeling those toys stuff and don't know if he already had sell any..You can see many children selling any kinds of stuffs. It's not new to me because in my home country, there are even too many of them..I just won't go to details..
There are different kinds of things that you will see along the River in or around Thailand. Like this one here, you can see temples in different style. And of course they are precious to their religion. You can witness..anything if you will have the time to cruise!
There a few local guys hanging around the ruins looking for tourists.
Some of them would like to play as guides, others try to sell you something, etc. They do not insist that much and sometimes they just want to have a talk with you.
Inside some of the temples there are some small crypts that are accessible through some narrow tunnels carved in the stone.
As there are no windows, it's completely dark in there; I had no torch with me so I could only take a couple of shots with my camera without knowing what I was photographing.
I discovered a few days later (when I had my pics printed) that there were some statues of standing buddhas with offerings from the devotees.