Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (1)

Thanks for staying with me. If you are new here, welcome to my blog page. This is my 3rd series of my posting on my trip to Thaliand; Bangkok way back in 2008. If you have missed my earlier series, pls feel free to visit them and hope you enjoy reading them. =)

Ok… coming back here, this series is on my walk about in Bangkok  city literally down the street (not whole but part of Bangkok) by foot and also by MRT after my trip on Chao Phraya river cruise.

It was already evening and we took the BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) to Siam Center using the BTS – Sukhumvit line.

A view from the BTS Chitlom station where the Erawan Shrine is located. More on that later.

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We walked around the Chitlom area and you will be surprised to see stalls along the alleys.

Aren’t they colourful? Can’t remember what are they (been too long. LOL!)

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More food……

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Our simple dinner…

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Their famous dessert; thap thim krop

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Walking back along Ratchadamri Rd on the elevated pedestrian walk.

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Stayed tune for more on my series on walking down Bangkok streets.

Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya (9)

Welcome to my last posting on my series of Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya.

Still walking around the Wat Arun compound. Another angle shot of the central prang from a different entrance.

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Close up show of the central prang.

 

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Time to move on. Taking the ferry to our next ferry stop; Saphan Phut pier. A shot from the ferry overlooking Wat Arun.

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It was a short ferry ride before we reach Saphan Phut pier.

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Nothing much here as but you can see old buildings and the locals. There’s also a wet market here but unfortunately, it is close as the time we reached there if was already late afternoon else it will be interesting to see the locals in the market with the activities.

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Enough for today on the river cruise down Chao Phraya river. Taking a ferry back to Sathon pier.

Saw this in the ferry; ‘Space fpr monks’

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Something interesting to note. =)

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Anyway, that’s the end of this series on the ride down the river Chao Phraya. Stay tune for the next series.=)

Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya (8)

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Near the exit of the Wat Pho, the view of the temple.

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Walking outside Wat Pho temple is the Tha Tien Pier. There is also a market at Tha Tien pier which you can see all sorts of dried food being sold.

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From Tha Tien Pier, we took the ferry across to the next temple crossing Chao Phraya river. What temple is that you may ask?

Well… it’s the Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or famously known as Wat Arun Temple. It is located at Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand’s landmarks and the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.

The entrance…..

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Buddha statues inside Wat Arun Temple compound

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Another shot of the temple inside Wat Arun

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Central prangs surrounded by smaller ones.

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Another angle shot of the prang in Wat Arun.

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We are nearing the end. So stay with me and follow me on the last posting on my series on Bangko; Ride down River Chao Phraya.

Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya (7)

Thanks for being with here. Still walking within the compounds of Wat Pho, there are lots of beautiful architecture to enjoy and also to see the locals coming here to pray and give offering aside from the tourists (like myself) wondering around the temple.

A shot of the temple inside. Yup I would say a near perfect clear blue sky which means it was also quite hot too.

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Another shot of the temple…..

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Ubosot is a building in a Buddhist Wat. It is the holiest prayer room and called the “ordination hall” as it is where ordinations take place

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Guess… sometimes.. words can’t describe them unless you see it with your own eyes the beauty of it.

Royal Chedis

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Small chedis

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Stone guardians standing at the gates…

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Locals offering their prays in the temple.

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Stay tune for the next posting on this series. =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya (6)

Thanks for following me this far. We are more than half way through my series; Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya.

One of the buildings close to the Grand Palace. Not sure what building is this. Anyone knows?

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Anyway.. let head inside of Wat Pho. It is a Buddhist temple in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand. Located in the Rattanakosin district directly adjacent to the Grand Palace. It is also known also as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, where it’s official name is Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan. I also got to know that the temple is the birthplace for traditional Thai Massage. =O

 

 

 

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View from outside the perimeter of the temple. Lots of vendor stalls outside the temple selling souvenirs.

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Wat Pho is one of the largest and oldest Wat temples in Bangkok; 80,000 square meters and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha images of 160 ft length Reclining Buddha.

Some shots taken inside the Wat; Chedis from far.

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Lovely architecture; close up of the chedis

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Royal chedis…

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More? Sure. Just stay tune for the next posting. Remember… we are just only slightly half way through this series only. =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya (5)

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Still in the Grand Palace compound, we continue to walk. It is a huge compound.

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Lots of people as it was also a weekend.

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Another view of the Temple of Emerald Buddha from the garden side and it beautiful Jedi. Nice day with for a great photo taking session.

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Grand palace guard post.

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Heading outside, we walked along the Grand Palace perimeter walls to our next destination.

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The building; Ministry of Defense next to the Grand Palace.

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Walking a bit further down the South, we reached the Temple; Wat Pho.

The entrance…..

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Come on!! Are you still following me? Wanna see more of Wat Pho Temple? If yes, the follow me on my next posting. =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya (4)

Welcome back on my series ‘Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya’. Let’s get going…..

Moving away from the river bank after visiting the Wat Sam Phraya Worawihan , we took a tuk tuk ride around the area before heading to the Grand Palace.

Passed the Democracy Monument which was located in the middle of a round-about.

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We stopped at a food market near the Grand Palace and had a short walk about.

A smile from food vendor….

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Deep fried fish, anyone?

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Fresh fruit drinks to choose from. Good to have on a hot day. =)

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Walking in from the  Gate of Glorious Victory into the Grand Palace compound. Lots of visitors and tourists everywhere.

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Temple of Emerald Buddha ahead…..

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More picture on my next series. Stay tune for them. =)