Temples @ Bangkok
The primary religion in Thailand is Buddhism, thus temples and monk could be seen everywhere.
By the way, the monks in the picture above were not real monks. They were statues, very realistic statues.
We spent 2 hours plus at Wat Phra Kaew (in Grand Palace) and Wat Pho. I could spend the whole day at Grand Palace and vicinity.
Wat Pho is famous for the reclining Buddha, and the massage school.
The weather forecast indicated Bangkok having overcast and thunderstorm during our trip. Our luck turned out fairly good as it only showered for few hours.
It rained very heavily when we visited Erawan Shrine. Erawan Shrine is a very popular Hindu shrine admist the shopping district. The statue was newly restored after the vandalism in 2006.
Devotees could hire the dancers to perform to the deity.
The most popular temple for tourist has to be Wat Phra Kaew, which situated within the Grand Palace compound.
The Wat is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.
The best time to visit is one a cloudless day morning hours, where you could find the amazing ornamented buildings and golden Chedi against the blue sky.
The weather on the weekend we were visiting Bangkok was not as bad, at least there were few hours of overcast before the rain fallen in the afternoon.
It is good to visit Bangkok for a short weekend. We will be back for longer trip.