I’ll definitely need to come back to fill in more specifics on the locations we visited. I have tickets and brochures to jog my memory. For now, I can tell you that the first stop was one of the Royal Palaces. These flowers were hanging outside a shrine near the entrance.
This is where our van was parked, right outside the palace. I was struck by the contrast between this simple fruit stand and the opulence we had just left.
Next we visited the Buddha.
A small temple in a room just outside of the Buddha’s room
A much older temple. After having visited the last one, it is easy to imagine a time when all of these Buddhas were also in tact and draped in yellow.
When you just look at the ruins it’s tough to imagine how tropical this area actually is. I had to stop from time to time to capture some of this surrounding lushness.
Elephant traffic jam