Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (6)

Hi!! Guess you must be wondering 3 postings for a day’s walk in Bangkok city. Well, yes finally this is the final posting for this series and also the end of my trip in Bangkok, Thailand.

Still walking in the Central World shopping complex, I saw this big huge words in the concourse area; ‘LOVE”. What a sight! =)

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Outside Central World, another shrine can be seen.

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A shot from the pedestrian  overhead bridge across Ratchadamri Road. Surprised to see the traffic so smooth. =)

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A random shot of one the building I saw on the side of the Bangkok street when I was on my way to the Suvarnabhumi Airport; Bangkok International airport.

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Lovely architecture in Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Lovely decoration they had when I was there at that time.

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So.. this is the end of my series in Bangkok, Thailand. Hope you enjoyed it. So you must be asking where’s next? Well.. if you want to know, then follow me on my blog and you will find out.  =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (5)

Hi! Yup.. I am still walking around Bangkok on my last day. Still walking around Patpong district.

As it got later into the day, more and more people were coming onto the streets.

Not sure what these guys were looking at though. Must some kind of painting that the street painter was doing.

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Leaving Patpong district, I took the BTS heading to the largest shopping plaza in Bangkok; Central World.

Stopped at BTS Siam station  which is next to Siam Paragon shopping complex. Just a walking distance away.

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Enjoyed the walk on elevated walkway; skybridge above the busy buzzing streets below.

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I kept walking and headed to the Central World. This time I wanted to see how big and what’s inside the biggest complex in Bangkok.

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Lovely design…

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Shot from the bottom looking up….

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Top floor of Central World overlooking the city of Bangkok.

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hmmm. wonder what these 3 ‘guys’ doing?

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Well… join me on my last posting in Bangkok which will be coming up soon.

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (3)

Hi! It’s my last day in Bangkok for this series. Where did I head to before catching my jetplane back? I guess you guessed it.. it’s Patpong district. Yes, the famous red light area but I wanted to see how it is in the morning instead. =)

As usual, getting around Bangkok was either by foot or BTS (and some say bike or tuk tuk). I stuck to the conventional transport. Haha.

Stop at Shilom MRT Station and started walking. Guess… it was always (and will always be) the best way to see the places walking around. That’s my concept. =)

Lots of over heads bridges to cater for the traffic in Bangkok. Cars motorbikes everywhere.

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Near the Shilom MRT station is a park; Lumphini Park where I saw locals doing their morning walk and no I did not walk the whole park. =P LOL!!

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The park is surrounded (nearly 360 degree) by modern concrete jungle.

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Walking further down Ratchadamri Rd (hmmmm.. that sounds familiar. Yes… it is a long road and it passes through Central World shopping plaza and complex which I posted in my previous posting)

Near by is the BTS Sala Daeng station which is on the BTS Shilom Line where you can also catch the train to get to the Patpong district.

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Walking down the street in Patpong district in the morning was totally different hive of activities.

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Of course, it is also not as packed at compared to the night as seen from the picture below.

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Lots of sign boards sticking out from the shops.

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Ending here? Hell no!! LOL! More walking along this district in my next post. Stay tune… =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (2)

Welcome back! Where were we? Oh yes… Ratchadamri Rd towards Rama 1 Rd.

On Ratchcadamri Rd, you can find the largest Central World which is the 6th largest shopping plaza and complex in the world but again, I am not into shopping. =P

Anyway, we arrived at the junction of the Ratchadamri Rd and Rama 1 Rd where you will find Erawan Shrine. It houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. It is a popular tourist attraction.

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Another shot of the shrine.

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Worshipers coming to pray and give offerings.

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It often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes, who are hired by worshipers in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered as seen below.

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Worshipers praying to Erawan Shrine.

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The elevated pedestrian crossing over Ratchadamri Rd and Rama 1 as the traffic there is very heavy.

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Loving it? Stay with me on my next posting. =)

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)

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.

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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. =)