It was my first trip to Thailand. I had spent only 4 days there and was quite surprised at myself for packing in so many places in those 4 days. I think I had spent half of my time doing day trips out of Bangkok. One to Ayyuthaya and the other to Erawan National Park which was located near the border of Myanmar. It was a surreal and amazing time to be in Bangkok especially to experience Thailand's late King Bhumibol's final farewell ceremony. To witness a whole nation in mourning and their love and respect for the late king was quite an experience not to be forgotten.