Ayutthaya

Phra Nakhon Ayutthaya was founded c. 1350 and became the second capital of Siam. By 1700 is was considered one of the largest and finest cities ever seen — by those passing through the prosperous trading capital. In 1767 it was invaded by the Burmese and burned to the ground. The historic city is a…

Siem Reap – Cambodia

The landscape from Koh Rong back thru Phnom Penh to Siem Reap was dotted with water buffalo, cows, and chickens against a background of farms and rice fields. Beautiful lotus flowers bloomed in ponds outside of most homes where families had stands selling coconuts and tea along the roadside. Children were swimming and running around…