Another GRAND weekend in Bangkok

Trip Start Jul 18, 2009
Trip End Jun 08, 2011

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Sunday, October 11, 2009


I had a fairily quiet weekend. I headed to a few of my local joints on Friday and hit up a huge mall on Sunday, but the highlight of the weekend was Saturday when I went into total tourist mode and decided to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. The Grand Palace was the original palace of King Rama I and the adjoining Wat Phra Kaew was built in the 1700s to house the most sacred Buddhist object in all of Thailand: The Emerald Buddha.

I took a boat taxi again to a pier that was right in front of the palace, and after fighting through a million or so tourists I was able to enter the palace and Wat complex and really take in my surroundings. Its quite a breathtaking place, and the palace itself has been modified or added on to by every single King since the 1700s. So it is quite a unique complex. Took a bunch of pictures, said whats up to the Emerald Buddha, and now I can say that I have been there.

The rest of the weekend was just taking life very easy and just lesuirely making my way around town. Thanks for reading!!

J     :-D

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