Just thought i wanna share with you one of those most overlooked city in Thailand. It is called Ayuthaya, an ancient city (i'm sure it rings a bell from the sejarah dunia days) , located at the junction of 3 rivers-Chao Phraya, Lopburi and Pasak. (good place to go for the Songkran festival)
I come here almost every year and there's a boat ride that i take from the hotel. It's a restaurant on a boat and we usually eat and have beer on the boat as we ride along the river. The backdrop is magnificent with the lights litting up the temples like the one posted above. The boat ride itself is breathtaking.
There's more to thailand than just the nightclub ladies, ah kuas and chatuchak goodies....Skip bangkok next time or just take a taxi from bangkok to ayuthaya..it's onli an hour away..