Hi!! Great to see that you are still following me. It’s been a long 7 posting journey. We are nearly at the end. Bear with me a little more. =)
Near the exit of the Wat Pho, the view of the temple.
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.
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.
Buddha statues inside Wat Arun Temple compound
Another shot of the temple inside Wat Arun
Central prangs surrounded by smaller ones.
Another angle shot of the prang in Wat Arun.
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.
After the day trip to Jiufen, I was back in Hsinchu. I decided to take a walk around the city of Hsinchu old town area. If you have missed my Jiufen trip, you can follow it here; Taiwan – Jiufen, A Walk in Old Street
One of my interest was to visit the market or wet market in each city or country.
The market was about 20mins walk from my hotel. It is located in between some old shops.
The market consist of a few areas;
Stalls selling ladies clothes
Ladies accessories such as brooch, pins etc
This is interesting. The stall sells both roast pork and also ladies clothes.
Deep fried food. Lots to choose from.
Stall selling some dried stuff used for Chinese cooking.
More deep fried food ..
Kids clothes for the young ones
Still strolling in the crowded market and keeping my eyes wide open. 😊
More ladies accessories to choose. Ladies will love shopping here.
Still walking. Wanna see more? If yes, stay along with me and enjoy the walk.
I stumbled on another weekend market and it was at 45th Street (if I can recall this correctly). Lots of stalls selling all sorts of food (which I will post in my food blog) and also clothes and accessories.
In fact, I was kinda surprised to see this kind of market in the big city. It was really interesting.
My trip in Taipei continues. This stop is at Shilin Night Market. Yup.. this is one of the famous night market in Taipei. Lots of people (literally) and also lots of shops. For food… I find that it is ok only. I think Feng Jia Market in Taichung is much bigger and more variety. Heard that they have close to 2000 stalls in Feng Jia!!
Anyway, here are some shots from my viewfinder….
The market is right next to a MRT station. So you can’t miss it. =)
….beeline of people heading to the Shilin Night Market
Anyone for ‘frogs’ eggs ?
… yup. Again more people shopping.
There is a temple right in the middle of the market.
It is a good place to go for shopping and eating especially if it is your first time. I would give this a miss if it is a 2nd or 3rd visit and go to a more un-touristy night market for more local feel. Anyone can recommend?
Across Ximending MRT … is the Red House Theater which is a historic theater in this area which was built by the Japanese. Well I did not go and see any performance but I just wanted to drop by there as there was another small night market there (another!!) . Well… just a very small one. =)
On the way back from Georgetown Heritage Area, we dropped by a wet market. Yup… It is in late afternoon and still there are a lot of activities there; people buying vegetables, poultry and others. But my main interest was on the food section and the activities of people in the market. This is my first time there and as usual, the curious of me always makes my eyes wander for anything that is different and lol it is always the food that catches my eyes.
This is the main entrance of the market which is facing Lebuh Cecil.
Many people are still in market having their late lunch or some could be their tea time.
Looks kinda crowded without the tables taken up.
Food hawker busy preparing food for their customers.
Catch some photos of the food here at my food blog caught at this place.