My travels to Thailand 2010 – part 1
For my next blog about my adventures and travels I am going to talk about my visits to Thailand and in particular about my 2010 visit. The trip to Bangkok in 2010 was a week stopover whilst on my way to Kathmandu for my Mount Everest trek. See here for my blog of my Mount Everest trek: https://britisharmysgtmonkey.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/my-trip-to-mount-everest-nepal-in-2010-part-1/
I have been to Bangkok some forty times over the last decade or two as I enjoy the company of other monkeys to chat and party with. I get lonely in Scotland as there is no monkeys here in the highlands, just rain.
On my first day in Bangkok, I was going to see the temples starting with Wat Arun first.
Wat Arun is on the west side of the Chao Phraya River and therefore not many tourists visit this temple as it is away from the east bank where most tourists hang about.
Wat Arun means the Temple of the Dawn named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn.
Whilst I was there, the temple was having restoration work done on it.
From top of Wat Arun I was able to see all of Bangkok.
I decided to have a wee walk around the temple grounds.
This temple is used by studying Buddhist monks.
I then decided to visit Wat Pho, the most popular temple for tourists in Bangkok.
This temple is famous for it 43 metre long reclining buddha.
This temple is very very touristy.
The grounds of the temple has many smaller buddhas on show.
The famous school of Thai traditional massage is within the grounds of the temple. However, this should not be confused with the infamous body massages of Soi Cowboy! *blushs*
This wee cat was following me around the temple.
The temple was restored in 1982.
After visiting Wat Pho, I decided to visit the Golden Mount temple.
The temple is on top of a small hill and therefore is a prominent feature of Bangkok.
It is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, dating back to Rama 1 era.
After seeing the temples, I went to the local park to watch the football.
They play football with elephants here!
After a day of sightseeing, I took the skytrain back to my rented appartment. But, when I came to my front door, I found that a Siamese Crocodile was blocking my entrance!
I s**t myself!
Did our wee monkey get eaten!!! Find out in “My travels to Thailand 2010 – part 2”.
To be continued….
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