Temple Hopping in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is also known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.
Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit.) กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์ (About this sound (listen))  
That is the longest name I've heard so far. It means,
"City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest." (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok)
Bangkok is beautiful and very cultural. If you're staying in or planning to visit Bangkok, you should visit the temples, go to the bars and clubs later, you have those where you're from.

You can visit the famous temples in a day, and the journey wouldn't be that fun and worthwhile without taking the ferry boat ride.

Click on the links or pictures for more information of the place.

1. Starting from Saphan Tak Sin BTS, take the ferry to Tha Tien. (40 Baht. There are ferries that costs cheaper than 40 Baht but I've never found one.)




At the ferry port in Saphan Tak Sin.
A view from the boat. 


The River Hotel. A view from the ferry.
2. At Tha Tien, take another ferry going to Wat Arun. (3 Baht)
Tha Tien port. 
3. After Wat Arun, head back to the port and go back to Tha Tien. (3 Baht)
Wat Arun. 
4. From the port (Tha Tien), walk outside till you see Wat Pho.
Wat Pho. Not the temple but spires around the temple.
5. Across Wat Pho is Wat Phra Kaew, but the entrance to Wat Phra Kaew is on the other side of the street.
A demon guard at the entrance of Wat Phra Kaew.
6. When you're done with Wat Phra Kaew, head to Wat Saket. We walked to see the several shops selling giant Buddhas and the Giant Swing. If you're tired but still want more, either take a taxi or tuktuk, then head to Wat Saket.
Wrapped Buddhas and monk statues ready for delivery. 


Buddha statue.


Buddha statues warehouse. 

Seen outside the warehouse. 

The Giant Swing.
The Giant Swing. 
The Golden Mount.
7. The last destination is Wat Traimit. To go there from Wat Saket, I advise you to take a taxi or tuktuk.
Wat Traimit.
8. Once you're finished, you can go further up the street and enjoy nice food in Chinatown.
In Chinatown.

5 comments:

  1. I think it's tiring to them all in one day, but good for you that you did them.
    I would want to enjoy and take my time.
    Maybe I'd divide them, with those places above, in two days, and I don't want to walk. Haha.

    Cheers!!

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