Bangkok………….second episode……………

Well, here I am back in Thailand, or as Snells (Neph) so wonderfully labels it, La-La Land

I have allocated myself almost a week in Bangkok on this visit, to allow myself time to see some of the attractions that I did not have time to see on my previous visit; the Jim Thompson house and museum being one of them, waterways and floating markets, and some of the amazing temples that are scattered throughout this asylum of a city, oh, and time to sit and enjoy some of the wonderful food at the street stalls……….

 

I have already visited 3 wonderful Buddhist temples, Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Phra Chetuphon, which was a full day’s viewing, and probably still not enough time………….. I shall no doubt, soon be wearing an orange robe and giving mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying mosquitos as I recant my flimsily held christianity and embrace Buddhism…………………

 

Approaching Wat Arun (The Temple Of The Dawn) fairly obviously from the river; the start of my temple viewing day…………..

 

 

The amount of work and detail of design that was invested in these beautiful temples is quite simply, staggering; and when you get close to them and your sense of perspective suddenly informs you of their enormous scale, you stand in awe of every breathtaking detail……………………………….(well, I did anyway)

This cool dude had set himself up between some of the food stalls outside one of the temples……………and was just playing some nice sax…………because he could!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Yada……………………………. a lovely lady that I met in Bangkok; she kindly agreed to accompany me, or I should say more accurately, guide me, around the 3 main temples that I visited on Saturday…………it was a great day, and a fantastic experience to view the temples with the guidance of Yada, teaching me the etiquette of temple visiting as we made our way around the vast complexes of the temples………she is not from Bangkok, but was on a weekend “Temple” visit from Surat Thani in the south of Thailand, where she lives and works at a school as a maths teacher……………it was indeed a privilege to have her assistance and her company………… and to have found a lovely new friend!

 

 

 

The statue of “Reclining Buddha”  at Wat Phra Chetuphon, is an incredible sight………………about 15 meters high and over 40 meters long, it is an image that you remember long after your viewing…………

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Bangkok………….second episode……………

  1. What with Egypt and Thailand you are getting to see the seven wonders of the world! It is my daily visit to alanbryan.net and always nice to see a new posting! A bit like a postcard, so keep them coming!

    • Thanks Liz…………it’s nice to know that you are viewing regularly!
      more to follow soon!

  2. Best photos and beautiful place .
    You have good camera.heeeeeeee kidding
    Fantastic trip in bkk.

    • Thanks Yada……..Yes temples are simply amazing, beautiful……..thank you again for being my tour guide (*_*)