Bangkok

 

This was one of the few stops that we had for our low cost back packing Indochina trip. A trip composed of 3 places: Bangkok – Cambodia – Vietnam. A quick trip in 11 days but seemed longer for us while immersing and enjoying the places we have been and faces we have met throughout the entire journey. This post will be followed with those other places included on this trip.

Bangkok, Thailand – the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. A country known for its tuk-tuk, [a cross breed of motorcycle and a car to transport commuters around the city]. Known for its golden temples and Buddhas. Thai Rice heheh.

From Singapore, we arrived at Bangkok airport and hired a cab towards the area where the Bangkok Train Station is located which is also named as Hua Lamphong Station. We stayed in a nearby hostel just right outside the station. The reason for staying nearby was that we were going to Cambodia by train a few days. Firstly, of course, we had to go around Bangkok.

 

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Hua lamphong Train Station

 

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Hua Lamphong – Ticket booth
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Hua Lamphong – Entrance / exit from the street level
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Choo choo train a chuggin’ down the track….
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Loading Platform – Too early…but better than missing the train
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Rentable bikes for tourist to go and explore the place
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Nope, not a picnic…..its their usual streetfoods in a unique way.
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Found Manny “Pacman” Paquiao’s avid fan from Thailand – not so obvious right?!
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Grand palace entrance
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Outside Grand Palace – People queuing to get in..
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Outside Grand Palace
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Tickets – Yes they have to earn for the upkeep of the place
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Grand Palace – Large open space upon going in
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Grand Palace – Intricate and colorful
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Grand Palace – Mosaics of Mirror, gold and other reflective colors
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Grand Palace – Golden Stupa towering heights
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Grand Palace – Colorful vibrant and Intricate design
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Grand Palace – Even the ceiling is decorated with golden patterns
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Grand Palace – Huge structires
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Grand Palace – Visitors flock mostly to this area to take photo
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Framed with Red and gold
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Grand Palace
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Grand Palace
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Grand Palace
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Nicely trimmed trees
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Grand Palace
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Grand Palace

 

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After a walk from the Grand Palace, managed to view Wat Arun from a distance  (undergoing restoration at that time)
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Colorful Boat speeding through the Chao Phraya  river
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Yep its the same one
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Wat arun – With scaffoldings still around.
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Wat Pho – Just near the Wat Arun
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Temples of towering heights.
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The Main Characteristic of a Thai structure – particularly on the roofs.
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Stupas
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A hallway of sitting buddhas – they say each has a name
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Sitting buddhas – closeup look
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Standing buddhas hallway
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A huge towering Standing buddha
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Articles are written on the plates for you to read on the history.
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Standing buddha
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Head of the huge reclining buddha
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Reclining Buddha’s feet decorated with shell inlays
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And of course, have to take a memento of me being there – before I only see this in drawings and blurry photos of history books during college years…I finally saw it with my own eyes.
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Reclining Golden Buddha’s hair – spiky gold
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Fortune Tellers inside Wat Pho
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Upon going out from the Wat Pho Temple….we started going around…this one is a nice emblem
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Nice Architecture on the intersection
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Symbolic Image – Showing a giant waving Flag and the famous Tuk tuk in front of the Ministry of Thailand Defense building
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I dunno the name of this building but architecturally nice,
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Thailand Ministry of Defense
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Thailand Ministry of Defense
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Orange Building
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Bangkok City Hall
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Bangkok Street foods- we have a similar street food like this in the Philippines called “kwek kwek”
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Walking around, we saw this what they called ” The Giant Swing”
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Walking around, we saw this democracy Monument

It was quite a walk around, hot and exhausting day. Had to go to the hostel to rest for the next day. Read the next post.

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