the 1st trip of 2009

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Democracy Monument
Today I've plan to take 2 of my new friends from TravBuddy to visit some interesting places in Bangkok BUT so pity that both of them can't make it cause they had party hard during pre & post New year meet up in Bangkok ;P so I decided to walking around the old city of Bangkok alone ha ha ha ....

I started my 1st trip of 2009, from my meeting point Burger King, Khao Sarn Road walked to Democracy Monument where I've taken my 1st travel shot of 2009 then went to Bangkok City Hall to taken photo of the full name of Bangkok sign that I'd like to take since last year but didn't have chance to taken yet until today :)

after that I'd plan to went to Merit-Making at some temples near by cause for Buddhists in Thailand, they believe that worshiping sacred temples is a way to make merit.
Bangkok City Hall
Therefore, during the New Year festival, a lot of people go to pay homage to significant temples and shrines cause they believe the worship at 9 sacred places during the New Year will bring a special good things to life and bring prosperity to them lives (any sacred places are have :D but I didn't have enough time to visit  9 temples within a day so I selected to went to Devalai near the Giant Swing where I can worship 5 sacred items in one place, then went to Wat Suthat (Suthat Thepwararam Temple), The City Pillar Shrine and end my 1st trip of 2009 at Wat Phra Kaeo (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha) :D

Happy New Year 2009 ... Sawasdee Pee Mai 2552 to everyone!!!!! ... Hope 2009 will be an amazing year for you all (^___^)v
newtampo says:
Chris and Andy gave you a chance to make a nice tour alone! Think positive, that's nice! :D
Posted on: Jan 31, 2009
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Democracy Monument
Democracy Monument
Bangkok City Hall
Bangkok City Hall
Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing
Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing
The official name of Bangkok (sinc…
The official name of Bangkok (sin…
me with The official name of Bangk…
me with The official name of Bang…
9 Sacred Places
9 Sacred Places
Devalai
Devalai
Sao Ching Cha (the Giant Swing)
Sao Ching Cha (the Giant Swing)
old building
old building
on da way to Grand Palace
on da way to Grand Palace
beside Ministry Of Defence
beside Ministry Of Defence
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
are you ready to come inside? ;]
are you ready to come inside? ;]
mommy I want spider-man balloonnnn…
mommy I want spider-man balloonnn…
Toy windmills
Toy windmills
stupa at Wat Phra Kaew
stupa at Wat Phra Kaew
Mural wall painting in Wat Phra Ka…
Mural wall painting in Wat Phra K…
Mural wall painting in Wat Phra Ka…
Mural wall painting in Wat Phra K…
Giant Guard at Wat Phra Kaew
Giant Guard at Wat Phra Kaew
Phra Ubosot of Wat Phra Kaew
Phra Ubosot of Wat Phra Kaew
Belfry
Belfry
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Phra Thinang Borom Phiman
Phra Thinang Borom Phiman
3 2 1 . . . s m i l e
3 2 1 . . . s m i l e
Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat
Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat
Guard at Grand Palace
Guard at Grand Palace
behind of the Guards (human guard …
behind of the Guards (human guard…
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
lunch time ... yummy thai food ;)
lunch time ... yummy thai food ;)
Wat Rakang
Wat Rakang
Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River
Wat Arun
Wat Arun
Phra PinKlao bridge and Rama VIII …
Phra PinKlao bridge and Rama VIII…
time to go home ;]
time to go home ;]
Bangkok
photo by: Deats