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Route: Bangkok

sunny 33 °C

NOVEMBER 2019

Between leaving Nepal and arriving in Sri Lanka we made a 10 day stop in Bangkok, Thailand. The main reason for the stop over was to do some travel admin. Our forward planning had got a bit behind and there was also work to be done on photo’s, blogs and other travel duties. We booked an apartment just outside the centre where we would be comfortable, had good WiFi and got to work.
Bangkok is an interesting city and one that we like, so it wasn’t all work. We went out every day to do something, but ensured that we didn’t forget the main reason for the stop over.
During the 10 days we managed to visit some of our favourite places and discovered a few new ones too. The last time we were in Bangkok was almost twenty years ago, so as you can imagine we could see quite a few changes. The most striking thing was how it had been modernised, the number of skyscrapers have multiplied out of all proportion. There seemed to be less Tuk-Tuks than before but more taxis and the quality of cars in general has improved. The traffic congestion remains though, even with the new Skytrain and Metro in full operation. Fortunately what hasn’t changed is the life and charm of the place, which still seems the same.

Guardian of the Grand Palace

Guardian of the Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Gold guardian, Grand Palace

Gold guardian, Grand Palace

One of many gold leaf fresco that surround the courtyard wall in the Grand Palace

One of many gold leaf fresco that surround the courtyard wall in the Grand Palace

Entrance to one of the Grand Palace building

Entrance to one of the Grand Palace building

Detail of a roof in Grand Palace

Detail of a roof in Grand Palace

Cobra heads, protector of Buddha

Cobra heads, protector of Buddha

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

Grand Palace view from the river Phraya

Grand Palace view from the river Phraya

Mural in Bangkok

Mural in Bangkok

Interesting elephant mural

Interesting elephant mural

Guardian at War Pho

Guardian at War Pho

Another Wat Pho guardian

Another Wat Pho guardian

Massive Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Massive Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Even the feet are on scale

Even the feet are on scale

Amulets on sale

Amulets on sale

Amulet street

Amulet street

Natural medicine on sale

Natural medicine on sale

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Tuk Tuk rank in Bangkok. Didn't use to be so posh!

Tuk Tuk rank in Bangkok. Didn't use to be so posh!

Long boat on the Phraya River

Long boat on the Phraya River

Tug pulling barges on the river Phraya, a common sight

Tug pulling barges on the river Phraya, a common sight

Old custom building with the Lego skyscraper in the background

Old custom building with the Lego skyscraper in the background

State Tower, the gold dome on top is the Sky Bar, amazing view from there

State Tower, the gold dome on top is the Sky Bar, amazing view from there

Life on the canal

Life on the canal

Mixed of old and new Bangkok on one of many canals

Mixed of old and new Bangkok on one of many canals

Common resident of the Bangkok canals, water monitor lizard

Common resident of the Bangkok canals, water monitor lizard

Condoms & Cabbages restaurant, good food and worthy cause. Decorations are made out of condoms

Condoms & Cabbages restaurant, good food and worthy cause. Decorations are made out of condoms

Bangkok by night view from the Moon Bar

Bangkok by night view from the Moon Bar

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