Because I have to work from 1st of July, I decided to go to travel to somewhere and I chose Thailand. One reason is I have never been in other Asian countries. Second, my friend’s wife is Thai and I have some good feeling with Thai. Third, foods! And finally and most important things is my friend went to back Thai and told me to guide around Bangkok. When I was a host of my three American friends who came to Japan in the last winter break, then I focused on showing people’s living and real communication among my sophisticated Japanese friends. In this time, I believe I can communicated with good people in Thai!
My schedule is… 16th Fly to BKK and stay (Arrive at hotel 22:30) 17th Go to Ayutthaya by 8:30 train from BKK and look around the old temples. Actually, those of them should be used past tense. Now I did them. I bought a third class ticket and came to Ayutthaya, old capital of Thailand. Because I will be back the same hotel in BKK, almost all stuffs were left the hotel. Anyway, I was on the third class seat in the two hours. One thing I want to say that the view of the coach is amazingly close to the view of a coach of Japan but it was thirty years ago. I felt same things when I reached BKK yesterday. One of the main street is very close to Kanda or Sugamo. My first impression was dirty, honestly. But immediately my thought was move to WHY. Now I avoid talking about the Why. I will go back to BKK tomorrow and will find some stuffs again and again.
Back to Ayutthaya, through looking around the temples, I thought about two questions: I found that many temples are ruins after some wars. More detail, most of them show brick. I well understand that generally Ayutthaya’s temples were made by bricks and plaster. Therefore those buildings showed white beautiful shapes. However the white paints were easily to be weathered: at first, it was gained some black dots and turned to black. Second, white walls were cracked and broken down. Third, bricks show their existence. Finally bricks were also blacked and broken down. Simultaneously, heavy weight of those buildings reshaped the basement so building could not keep the shape.
But…., why they used the same method???
Another Question is coming from some beautiful temples. It is too different from general houses. I mean, people are in poor life but temples seem to be very rich. Why??
I believe I will get some answers within a week, ha, ha.