Thai Boxing

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The Grand palace complex.
So Today we went around the grand palace and saw our first Wat (temple) and we hadn't realised it but it was the one with the reclining buddha in, its absolutely huge and gold, luckily all the buddhas seem very friendly. Anyway we got ourselves an english tour guide to take us around the palace and she seemed more interested in photography than telling us anything, and kept grabbing our cameras to take 'arty' shots of things, she was also the most fierce person ever, she kept shouting at people and all this became hilarious in the heat to us, or we may have just got heat stroke.  Anyway after an exhaustive day we decided to go watch some Thai boxing, the national sport, at the main stadium, when we arrived the officials were trying to get us to take first class tickets (30 english pounds!!) so we said nope and got 3rd class tickets which meant we were in standing right at the back surrounded by loads of frenetic betting, which was more exciting. The boxing itself was pritty hard to work out, apparently the only rule is your not allowed to hit each other in the nevers so pritty fierce and in one match a guy got knocked out by the first punch thrown !! Anyway tomorrow we leave Bangkok... FOREVER... 
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The Grand palace complex.
The Grand palace complex.
Guard.
Guard.
The Reclining Buddha. Its HUUUUGE!
The Reclining Buddha. It's HUUUUGE!
Wat Pho, resting place of the recl…
Wat Pho, resting place of the rec…
Thai Boxing!!
Thai Boxing!!
...Hats
...Hats
Junction at the floating market
Junction at the floating market
more floating
more floating
woman we bought coconuts from and …
woman we bought coconuts from and…
roofs and rainforest
roofs and rainforest
mental fish
mental fish
Mural at the grand palace
Mural at the grand palace
Grand Palace
Grand Palace
Monks
Monks
WatWat?!
WatWat?!
View from remple steps coming into…
View from remple steps coming int…
Ruins at Ayutthaya
Ruins at Ayutthaya
Bangkok
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