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.=)

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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 (3)

Welcome  back! Still on the ferry. Hang on… we will be soon getting off. So stay close. =)

This is Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or in short, Wat Arun which mean Temple of Dawn taken from the ferry. Dun worry.. we will be heading there soon but at later posting. =)

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Moving away….

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A short stop at the Maharaj pier to drop and pick up passengers.

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Ahead is the Pa Lam8 bridge; one the many bridges across the Chao Phraya river.

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A further view of Wat Arun….

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We decided it was time to get some exercise. We hopped of at Prat Kret pier and started walking.

Nearby the pier, we visited the Wat Sam Praya Worawihan.

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View inside the temple. Devotees going in and giving offering and prayers.

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More walking ahead. so.. stay close and enjoy the walk around the area near the river bank.