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... their little piece of
gold to another one of the smaller Buddhas.
I’m not sure what this signified….possibly good luck.
Our last stop was, according to our guide, Mr. Pon, to the
third largest reclining Buddha in Thailand.
I can’t remember the dimensions but it was slightly smaller than the
golden reclining Buddha that we would see in Bangkok the following week, but, to me,
... br> 2. Harbour Bridge Climb –
One of our favourites as it was more active than the others. The experience of being able to climb to the top and get a unique view of Sydney was definitely worth the money. And to hear the stories of when it was being built certainly added to the atmosphere.
1. Hampi –
Had to be our favourite, a truly bizarre experience. Lost in the land of the Flintstones there was certainly an air of ...
... national headquarters for the Thammayut monastic sect, a reformed version of Thai Buddhism,” according to Lonely Planet. “Rama IV (King Mongkut; r 1851-68), who set out to be a scholar, not a king, founded the Thammayuts and began the royal tradition of ordination at this temple.”
There was a money tree outside the temple, which I’ve seen at some other Bangkok wats. Presumably this is a way for people to leave donations. Inside, the compound ...
... consumed per year by each person on average is a whopping 212kgs. By comparison, it is just 15kgs per person per year in South Africa.
Wouldn’t it be fun to pop down to your local market everyday to pick up your daily groceries? That’s how it works here. You’d be guaranteed freshness, a good conversation and an atmosphere a few notches up on what you get at Woolies and Pick 'n Pay! It just doesn’t seem right that we only have ...
... way through last time and after a nice warm shower to cool down retired to bed.
Bangkok during March/April is reported to be the hottest city in the world and I wouldn't disagree (I know we shouldn't be complaining as that was one reason we came away) so we decided to spend a few hours cruising the Chao Phraya river stopping off to visit the Wat Arun temple. Had lunch 'downtown' and although I had the best yellow curry ever washed down with a large ...