Travel Blogs from Bangkok
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After arriving back in Bangkok,we headed back to the Victory
Monument to catch the mini Van back to the condo…we had the trip down pat as
this had become our every day routine of getting into the city. We stopped at
the stalls of food at the minivan station near the house to pick up a few items
to make a little soup for dinner and, weary from a long day of sightseeing, settled
in for the night.
... must be worth a fortune. I sneaked a peak through the guarded gates. There was a group of girls practicing how to twirl banners. It seems the Thai kings of the past were very sympathetic to these religious orders. I noticed on metal plaques outside the grounds and convent, it stated that the king of the time kindly gave land to these religious groups to use. Further down the was Christ Church, another plot of land donated by the king to the English to build a church upon. Across ...
... my fourth and final temple of the day at 5:44, Wat Suthat. I paid the foreigner admission fee of 20 baht (65¢) and spent one hour exploring the buildings here – including sneaking back to the ordination hall in the back, which was already closed to the public at this hour but I found the door open. The main hall features a sitting Buddha about 20 feet high, and there were about 75 worshippers here. Around the perimeter is a collection of 156 seated Buddhas.
Ever since seeing a photo of Ha Long Bay, I’ve wanted to see the place. The idea of limestone karsks that look like they belong in a lake, appeal to me greatly. I think that was my big highlight of the trip.
At first, I thought catching a monk in a saffron coloured cloak was a novelty, but I soon realised you get about as many of them around as you do temples. In fact, many boys do a period of a few months living as a monk as a form of ...
... end) for our final Asian journey by train but we had 15 hours to enjoy it! but forgot about the efficiency of Thai Railway as they managed to turn an hour delay into nearly 3 hours late in arriving (won't complain about British Rail ever again) - and it was so damn hot slept with the window fully down just to get some breeze.
Had breakfast served at our table, then cooked for another 6 or 7 hours on gas mark 8, turning only once!!
Will post again from Chiang ...
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