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

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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. =)

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

Hi there! Thanks for staying with me on this series; Thailand – Bangkok; Ride down River Chao Phraya.

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. =)