Travelogue

Temples @ Bangkok

The primary religion in Thailand is Buddhism, thus temples and monk could be seen everywhere.

Bangkok

By the way, the monks in the picture above were not real monks. They were statues, very realistic statues.

Wat Phra Kaew (3)

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 (2)

Wat Pho is famous for the reclining Buddha, and the massage school.

Wat Pho (1)

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.

Wat Pho (3)

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.

Erawan Shrine (1)

Devotees could hire the dancers to perform to the deity.

Erawan Shrine (2)

The most popular temple for tourist has to be Wat Phra Kaew, which situated within the Grand Palace compound.

Wat Phra Kaew (5)

The Wat is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Wat Phra Kaew (4)

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.

Wat Phra Kaew (2)

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.

Wat Phra Kaew (1)

It is good to visit Bangkok for a short weekend. We will be back for longer trip.

Chao Phraya River Boat

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