Bangkok

Trip Start May 31, 2008
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Trip End Jun 01, 2009


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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dirty and smelly and now a little more rested we decided to see the sites in Bangkok.  We started our day at Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace.  After negotiating our way though a number of touts telling us that it was closed and we should go with them on a tuk-tuk tour we arrived at the Grand Palace (open of course).  Wat Phra Kaew is a home to the Emerald Buddha and is very famous in Thailand.  The Wat was very nice with lots of Murals and very colourful. 

After our tour though the Palace we set out walking through Bangkok to Wat Traimit home to the Golden Buddha.  Weighing in at 5.5Ton and standing 3m high it was very impressive.  The walk there took us through Bangkok's Chinatown an experience in it's own and not helping our problem of having no luggage.

But good news when we got back to the hotel the luggage was found and on it's way.  And small as our bags are there are a lot of things in there that we need :)

That evening as were were having dinner on a busy street, there seemed to be more than the average commotion.  There were camera crews, and it seemed like they were trying to clear the street.  We found out a few minutes later why - there were three elephants all decorated and walking down as part of a film!  Oh, the sights of Thailand.

The following day we left to go to Ayuthaya, but before we did we wanted to go to the Hindu and South Indian (Tamil) Temple in Bangkok.  Sri Mariamman built in the 1860's was my first South Indian Temple and very colourful and a nice way to leave Bangkok.
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