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    THAILAND

    WAT PO

    Home of the famous 150 foot Reclining Buddha!

    Wat Po is listed by the Thai government as the finest of all the royal temples in Thailand. I have visited it numerous times over the last 30 years and am continually amazed at it's beauty & grandeur! Built in the 16th century on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, it houses the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand and is the birthplace of traditional Thai Massage.

     

     

    WAT ARUN

    The "Temple of Dawn" or Stone Temple

    Directly across the river from Wat Po we will visit Bangkok's iconic 280 ft. tall, stone, "Temple of Dawn"!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AYUTTHAYA

    The Ancient Capital of Thailand

    Founded in the 14th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ayutthaya was once one of the world's richest cities and at it's height housed close to 1 million people making it the largest city in the world at that time. Only a 1 hour drive from our riverside hotel in Bangkok, a visit to the wonderful temple ruins at Ayutthaya will serve as a fun day trip on our Chi Gong, Tai Chi & Temples tour!

     

     

     

    KHAO SAN ROAD MARKET

    Fantastic Shopping & Nightlife

    Just a couple of blocks from our hotel is possibly the worlds most elaborate Backpacker & International Travelers market and entertainment district. Great food... great souvenirs... great massages... and spectacular people watching!

     

     

     

     

    SECRET SPOT

    Buddha Warehouses

    You won't find many tourists in this cluster of Buddha warehouses that I stumbled onto decades ago..... only row after row of "hundreds" of (larger than life) gold Buddhas preparing to be sold to temples. It's quite an otherworldly sight...and a great place to purchase a Buddha statue at wholesale prices!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    FLOATING MARKET

    A little known "locals" market

    Lad Mayom Floating Market is very popular among locals but little known to tourists. The laid back charm and authenticity of Lad Mayom defines what makes riverside markets such a pleasurable experience.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    CAMBODIA

    ANGKOR HISTORICAL PARK

    The peak of our temple touring experience!

     

    Will come as we arrive in Cambodia. The amazing temples of the Angkor complex built in the early 12th century were originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu but soon were transformed to the worship of Buddhism. They are particularly stunning not just in their architecture & sheer size.... but also because of the highly detailed bas-relief stone carvings of historical & religious scenes...and beautiful "Apsara Dancers" (dancing spirits) that seemingly cover almost every inch of their surface!

    ANGKOR WAT

    "City of Temples"

    The most well known and best-preserved temple in this thousand-year-old temple complex....once the largest city in the world....is a World Heritage site and.... The largest religious monument on Earth! On my most recent trip there I found 2 spectacular places for us to do Chi Gong & Tai Chi directly within the Temple so that we can really experience its power and beauty!

     

     

     

    ANGKOR THOM

    Huge Buddha Heads Everywhere

    This spectacular temple about a kilometer away was built shortly after Angkor Wat.... is many times its size and offers a large variety of temple buildings & features. Check out the latest profound, "history changing" discovery at Angkor here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epxKnVSBPD8

     

     

     

     

     

    ANGKOR NATIONAL MUSEUM

    The "Room of 1000 Buddhas"

    To add depth to our experience of the Angkor Wat temples we will be visiting this modern museum across the street from our hotel. The museum covers the golden era of the Khmer Empire. Through its 8 galleries, it explores Khmer history, art, civilization, and cultural heritage. It also houses The "Room of 1000 Buddhas".

    TA PROHM

    The "Tomb Raider" Temple

    About 2 km. away from Angkor Wat this temple.... which you may recognize from the Hollywood, Angelina Jolie movie "Tomb Raider".... has been left in the condition that it was found.... with huge rainforest trees stretching their roots out across its walls in a visually stunning manner!

     

     

     

    MASSAGE

    Relax & Rejuvenate!

    Our visit to Cambodia will include a relaxing massage.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SIEM REAP

    Dining, Nightlife & Souvenirs

    This attractive small city is just 5 minutes from our hotel and is filled with great restaurants, entertainment & souvenir shops within its bustling tourist district which sits along the picturesque small river that runs through the town.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OUR HOTELS

    THAILAND

    Elegance on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

    CAMBODIA

    Charming Boutique Hotel with a Retreat Feel

    THE FOOD