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This morning it was up early and catching a boat to head towards Wat Pho - the giant reclining Buddha! She's 46m long and 15m high - I don't actually know if she's a she but she looked like one, all happy and chilled out lying down. The bottom of her feet were kind of like mine and Katie's - black - except she had 108 mother of pearl inlays on the bottom depicting the 108 characteristics of a Buddha (whereas we just ...
While recovering from jet lag I spent the day getting to know the area around the Victory Monument. I was excited to see the overwhelming choices of food, clothes, banks, 711s, and people watching. The Victory Monument is a great backdrop for all the excitement.
Outside my window there are yelling street vendors that quickly become white noise to the city's action. I have already fallen in love at first site (well second time around ...
... for a while. We decide to get some food, and end up at a fairly non-descript little place nearby where bad service and poor customer service seem to be order of the day. As we finish up we notice some noise outside and realise there are a few Thai kids breakdancing nearby – and pretty good they are too (we chuck a few Baht into the hat that goes round the crowd!) We decide to head back, but agree at the last minute to have one last ...
... we arrived we were a little sceptical. The hotel was in Silom. This was full of offices and the main bankers area etc. It was really busy, loads of traffic and very dense! The hotel was above a Burger King so hopes weren't to high! Checked in and our room was lush! Really good air con, much better than the D&D and nice and modern. You wouldn't complain about it if it was listed as a 4* in London! We were sooo happy! Again free wifi but had a new ...
... excellent view of the grounds and surrounding areas. The palace only use for state occasions now as the current King prefers to live in his summer palace in Hua Hin. From there we visited the Phra Mongkonbhophit that houses a massive golden Buddha, 19m high. It's huge! People come to pray and receive blessings. The faithful purchase several feet of orange gauzy cloth which is offered to the Buddha. A worker collects each tray of cloth and flings the cloth up to two ...