Wooden avenues surrounding the Floating Market area or the Damnoen Saduak. The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located at Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province, about 105 kms from Bangkok. According to history around 1866 King Rama IV ordered that a 32 kms long canal be dug at Damnoen Saduak. This canal would connect the Mae Klong River with the Tacheen River. The excellent quality soil beside the canal is very fertile and suitable for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables. The area is famous for Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangoes, bananas, and coconut.
Sukhothai wihan - the wihan is constructed based on the wihan of Phra Buddha Chinarat of Wat Phra Si Ratana Maha That in Phitsanulok Province.
Size of the Buddha of Wat Maha That. Is it really scaled down? It's almost a third smaller. I visited the original Wat in North Thailand last year, and this replica is pretty impressive.
Main chedi of Wat Maha That in Sukhothai. Wat Maha That is the biggest temple among the 26 found in the Sukhothai Historical Park. The Kingdom used to dominate over the area in North Thailand between the 13th and 14th century. There are 193 ruins in 70 square kilometers of land. It is a World Heritage site.
The Royal Water Course Procession - aka Krabuan Phayuhayattra Chonlamak) is a ceremony of both religious and royal significance which has been taking place for nearly 700 years. It takes place rarely, typically coinciding with only the most significant cultural and religious events. During the reign of Thailand's present King Bhumibol Adulyadej spanning over 60 years, the Procession has only occurred 16 times.
Pavillion of the Enlightened - This is associated with Mahayana Buddhism and the story of 500 enlightened monks of different background, code of conduct and merits, coming together to reach Nirvana. Mahayana Buddhism is one of the 2 major branches of this religion (the other one being Theravada) that originated from India.
Multiples of chinese-looking buddhas sit around the halls of the Pavillion of the Enlightened. There should be 500 buddhas at the original site. That would be an amazing place to see.
Pavillion of the Rainbow Bridge - Connected to this is the Rainbow Bridge, but since I was already so tired to get off the tram, I just took photos from a moving tram and the bridge was partially hidden behind trunks of trees. The pavillion is located in Lopburi.