Bailing Out in Bangkok
Trip Start Sep 14, 2005
156Trip End Mar 01, 2006
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When we finally got to the market, so did the rain. Just like before it absolutley pelted it down, and although we had a cover over the boat in just gushed in soaking all three of us, but it was all good fun. Unfortunately though it did mean that the most interesting part, the actual proper floating stalls, which are bourne around on narrow canal boats rowed by women usually scarpered, leaving only the tourist fodder. It was a good experience though.
When we got back into Bangkok the driver dropped us in the Chinese quarter from where we visited the Golden Buddha, another buddha, theis time made, as the name suggests, from solid gold. It was impressive for what it was, but lacked the atmosphere I had felt at the other monasteries.
We then found our way down to the river and caught a river bus up to Wat Arun, the oldest temple in Bangkok, I think, it wazs beautiful and very relaxing and we spent a happy couple of hours touring the tiled buildings in the sweat inducing humidity before turning tail for home via the water taxi again.
That evening we found a lovely littel restaurant called Banana leaf where we ate and had some very strong cocktails late into the night before returning home to bed.