Monday, January 21, 2008

Day 2 in Bangkok - 20.01.2008

7.30am (Bangkok time) ..Rise and shine!! It was so difficult to climb out of bed due to all the accumulated exhaustion.. but holidays are never meant to be spent on the bed! Alright.. carpe diem ;)

These shots were taken from the hotel poolside after breakfast..

The tallest building seen in this pic is the Baiyoke Tower II. Standing at 304m tall (328m if its antenna is included, it is the tallest building in Bangkok and the whole of Thailand; and is located at 222 Rajprrop Road in the Ratchathewi district.

First item on the list for the day was the Chao Phraya river cruise :)

Si Phraya Pier

These shots were taken along the river cruise..

Houses on stilts

Our first destination was Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn). This is a Buddhist temple located at the Bangkok Yai district, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Its full name is Wat Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahavihara.

The prang (Khmer-styled tower) of Wat Arun

The prangs are decorated by seashells and bits of porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China. Around the base of the prangs are various figures of ancient Chinese soldiers and animals.

It's a tough climb..

..Back to the river cruise..

The souvenir boatman :P replacement of the floating market :(

Fishes for lunch??

Next was a tour to the Grand Palace - another main tourist attraction in Bangkok located at the east bank of the Chao Phraya River. From the 18th century to the mid-20th century, it used to be the home of the King and his court, as well as the entire administrative seat of government. It is now used only for occasional ceremonial purposes.

Outside Grand Palace

Phra Sri Ratana chedi

..I just want a chunk of this!

One of the very very few shots of myself in Bangkok/ Pattaya :P

Kinnorn - a mythological creature of half bird, half man.

Miniature of Angkor Wat

The Palace. No entry - could only take pics from outside

Chakri Mahaprasad Throne Hall

1 comment:

CrystalZeph said...

Babe, the pictures you took are AMAZING. ;) You've got talent girl.