S: Fred & Jee's Summer Getaway - Summer 2011
FC: Thailand & Korea May 27-June 17, 2011 | Fred & Jee's Summer Getaway
1: Bangkok, Thailand June 28-30/July 4-6 | Full name of Bangkok Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit | Geography and size Central Thailand, 1,568 sq km (slightly smaller than London) Population ~10 Million; Though Bangkok is ranked as the 68th largest city in Thailand, the city has the greatest population density in the country. Currency 1 US Dollar = 29 Thai Baht
2: Chatuchak Weekend Market Largest market in Bangkok with more than 8,000 stalls and 200,000 daily visitors.
4: Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
5: Grand Palace began its construction in 1972. As one of the most visited spots in Bangkok, Grand Palace was originally built to serve as the official residence of the King. | Within Grand Palace, visitors will also find the Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This Emerald Buddha is made entirely of green jadeite, adorned in garments made of gold and stands about 45 cm tall.
6: i love traveling with you <3
7: Krabi, Thailand | 5. 30. 2011 ~ 6. 02. 2011
8: Ao-Nang, Krabi
9: Our day trip to Phi Phi Islands <3 | Monkey Bay | Snorkeling at Monkey Bay | Bamboo Island | Last stop at Maya Bay
10: Bangkok Temple Tour | Wat Trimitr | Wat Benchamabopitr | Wat Po | Wat Traimitr is known for its Golden Buddha, which is considered to be the world's largest solid gold buddha. It is 3 meters high and weighs about 5.5.tons. Wat Po (Reclining Buddha) it is Bangkok''s oldest and largest temple. The gigantic gold plated reclining Buddha with inlaid mother-of-pearl soles is highly revered among Buddhists. Wat Benchamabopitr (Marble Temple) was built during the reign of King Rama V and is famous for its design with white marbles imported from Italy.
11: Wat Po
12: Seoul, Korea June 6 - June 17, 2011 | Day 1 in MyeongDong Shopping District and quick stop for a peek at the NamSan Towers
13: NamSanGol Hanok Village
14: Located on the busiest intersection in Downtown, Seoul, Deoksugung Palace is the one of five royal palaces in Seoul. As the smallest of all the remaining palaces in Seoul, Deoksugung means the 'Palace of virtue and longetivity' in the spirit of praying for long life for Emperor Gojong... | Deoksugung Palace
15: Cheongye Stream | Cheon-gye-cheon is a 5.8km stream that runs through the center of Seoul. For years after the Korean War, this waterway served as the underground drainage system that were covered up by the concrete transportation infrastructure. In 2003, $900M restoration project was initiated to create this beautiful public recreational area.
16: One of North Korea's infiltration tunnels | Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - 2 km on either side of the border separating the North and the South
17: Demilitarized Zone at the 38th Parellel N | W | Dorasan Station is the northern-most station in Korea. In 2007, freight trains were briefly allowed to commute back and forth North and the South. However, the North Korea closed the border crossing in 2008 after a policy confrontation with the South. From the Dora Observatory, visitors can often see the N. Korean soldiers and some of North Korean infrastructures.
19: Gyeongju, Korea | Located about 230 miles southeast of Seoul, Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla. Gyeongju is often referred to as "the museum without walls". Among its historical treasures, we got to visit Sokuram grotto, Bulkuksa temple, Royal tombs, Cheomsungdae observatory and Anapji. | June13-14, 2011
21: One thousand few hundreds and forty something pictures doesn't even begin to describe all the wonderful memories we made together on this vacation... Though i always wish you could stick around much longer, i love that we had chances to laugh, whine, and get lost together on our first trip. i look forward to sharing many more memories with you <3 With love, Jee