A journey back in time to the former capital which is now UNESCO's World Heritage site.This private tour from Bangkok will take you to a special Buddhist temple that looks like a Europen style church on a small island, followed by a long-tailed boat ride to Ayutthaya.
This private tour from Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join.
Those who wear sak yant often believe their tattoos genuinely lend them magical powers, bringing good luck or protection from evil spirits.
The oldest dated inscription in Khmer, found at Angkor Borei in Takev Province south of Phnom Penh, dates from 611 AD.
The Khmer alphabet closely resembles the Thai and Lao alphabets, which developed from it. The transliteration used here is the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) system, a group of experts that deals with the national and international standardization of geographical names.
Some are even convinced that their inking will make them bullet proof. If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.'Professor Sukanya Sujachaya, adviser and former director of The Center of Folklore Research at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, believes foreigners should do more research before opting for such tattoos. If you acquire riches, may they remain yours always. Wherever you may go, many will attend, serve and protect you, surrounding you on all sides.'While many foreign tourists have little idea about the spiritual significance attached to religious tattoos like Ms Jolie's, others deny being insensitive and say their inkings are more than a fashion statement.'When I see at my tattoos, it helps me and I think back to what my ajarn [tattoo master] told me,' said Logan, an American living in Thailand. He is really a big brother, he is like a mentor.'When a follower of an ajarn receives a tattoo, they are often told by their master to follow a certain set of rules to improve their life, with the warning added that failure to do so invalidates the power of the tattoo.
While many foreign tourists have little idea about the spiritual significance attached to religious tattoos like Ms Jolie's, others deny being insensitive and say their inkings are more than a fashion statement Ms Jolie's other tattoos include map coordinates accurately detailing the countries of birth of each member of her family, a discreet M on the palm of her hand - a tribute to her mother, Marcheline Bertrand - as well as a Tennessee Williams quote, 'A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages'.We will visit Wat Mahathat, Wat Lokayasuttharam, and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (a royal temple similar to Wat Phra Keaw in Bangkok).Last but not least, outside of the historical park we visit Wat Chai Wattanaram, an impressive temple ruin built in Khmer (Cambodian) style.People from all over Thailand come here for the ceremony to offer monk robes in front of the impressive large sitting Buddha.We travel up north for approximately one hour to Bang Pa In in Ayutthaya province and visit Wat Niwet Thammaprawat.The boat trip ends at Wat Phanan Choeng, a temple older than Ayutthaya itself with an impressive sitting Buddha, the largest in the province.