The Maller Family Travel Gazette:
Thailand, The Land of Smiles

July 8: Heading North to Ayutthuya

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We left Bangkok today and headed north. Our first stop was the Gem Factory, where we were treated like royalty, taught a little bit about Thailand's gem production, saw how jewelry is made, and even took home some beautiful examples of their handiwork. We saw the Summer Palace of the King at Bang Pa In, and the Monkoi Bophit temple with the biggest brass statue of the Lord Buddha. We had lunch at a delightful roadside noodle house where we dined on satay sticks, noodles, drinks and coconut ice cream, and the total bill came to less than $8.00 for five of us. We are staying overnight at the Krungsri River Hotel in Ayutthuya, a very nice place. The boys played in the pool, and we had a nice dinner this evening.

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