Friday, 20 July 2012

3rd day in Thailand

The 3rd day was planned to visit the temples around Bangkok.
Well a small misdirection occurred but who cares?!
We stopped to take pictures at Phra Sumen Fort and Rama Bridge from Phra Athit.

With a Thailand flag in hand.. Found it behind the bushes.
Phra Sumen Fort. 
Rama Bridge in the background.  Lovely..
Then straight to the Phra Athit Pier for a boat ride to the temples.
It cost 15Baht from Phra Athit Pier to Grand Palace or Wat Pho.
We supposed to go to Grand Palace first... 
As usual we stopped at the wrong stop.
Here are some pictures of the Chao Phraya River.

Chao Phraya River with the Bangkok skyline.
So the 1st temple was Wat Pho or The Reclining Buddha Temple.
The enterance fee was 100Baht with a free drinking water.
Here are some wonderful pictures from the temple.

Outside of the Reclining Buddha spot.
The Buddha in the background is made of gold.
I don't whether it is pure gold or not  but it looks like.
The Reclining Buddha
Then we make our way to Wat Arun a.k.a. The Temple of Dawn.
It is just across Chao Phraya River from Wat Pho.
The boat ride cost only 3Baht.
We took back and forth so 6Baht in total.
The entrance fee is 50Baht. 

View from the boat.

Lastly we went to Grand Palace.
We were stopped by the guards there.
Coz I was wearing a singlet.
I was not allowed to go in.
In order to go in, I need to get a cloth from the guard post.
We decided to just take pictures instead without entering.
Then again we were scolded by the guards..
It cost 400Baht to enter.
so..... Nuh.. we just skipped.
we think we took the picture of the Grand Palace when we were lost the 1st day.
No pictures allowed there, I mean the hallway/lobby/entrance.. 
but.... here are some pictures...
We just took it after all! LOL!

It's The Temple we saw the 1st day at night.
This is the hallway/lobby/entrance I was talking about.
The Temple next to the Grand Palace
After going against the rules.
we went to Siam Paragon to meet another friend there.
Took bus No.7 from the Grand Palace to Siam.
After hanging out for a bit, I decided to go to MBK again.
doing some last minute shopping.

The famous Siam Paragon... [nothing much actually]
@MBK toilet. Something you can't find in Malaysia.
Then we went back to Khao San Baan Thai for shower and change.
They even let us use the towel even we already checked out.
We went back there to fetch our belongings.
They are very nice to let us do so.
We even watched  a Thailand drama before going to Phaya Thai.
We took a taxi and cost 61Baht to Phaya Thai from our place.
Then we took the train to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
We spent the night in the airport and waited for hours for our flight.
The end of day three...

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