Around or not far from Bangkok there are many great places to visit.
There is Safari World, opened in 1988 and on almost 900 acres, where you can tour the open safari park before visiting the other enclosures and cuddle a real tiger (an incredible experience!)
In addition to the open safari park, where you can drive around yourself, or ride on one of the parks buses, but you can also visit Marine Park while you are there. (All part of Safari World).
They also have restaurants and a gift shop. You can take a jungle cruise, watch a Holywood Cowboy stunt show, see the sealion and dolphin shows and much more.
Get there early in order to take in everything on offer.
The park is open 9 am to 5 pm, 365 days a year.
Just north of Bangkok is the original capital of Thailand, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya in short, is one of Thailand's historical and majestic highlights.
Serving as the Thai capital for 417 years (1350-1767: Kingdom of Ayutthaya ), it was once glorified as one of the biggest cities in the world a Southeast Asia centre for civilizations. During the 17th century, most foreign visitors to Ayutthaya, traders or diplomats alike, claimed Ayutthaya to be the most illustrious and glittering city that they had ever visited.
The map of Ayutthaya published in 1691 by Simon de la Loubre in Du Royaume De Siam is proof of such recognition. Most of Ayutthaya was destroyed in wars, and the capital then transferred to Bangkok. At Ayutthaya you can visit the ruins and The Temples and have a ride on an Elephant.
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