Bangkok Travel Blog› entry 10 of 10 › view all entries
January 2nd, 2008 – by: Traveller_Gin
Luckily for me, where you catch the boat from I had to pick up a few shirts that were being made by a tailor for me anyway. As a footnote - I know this has nothing to do with Wat Pho, but I can highly recommend the tailor in the Shangri-la Hotel - sounds like it would be expensive, but was the equivalent of 1400 baht for a tailor made shirt - you can design what you want with the cuffs, sleeve length, collars etc - and they have a great range of fabrics to choose from.
Anyway, caught the boat to Wat Pho and then wandered around the temples and pagodas before entering the main temple to view the golden Buddha. When they (the guide books, tourists etc) say that it is huge, they are not lying! It's quite an amazing sight and the photos don't really do it justice. You can wander around the grounds and also have a traditional Thai massage, which is apparently also quite famous.
And so, after this, I ended up riding the boats up the waterways of the Chao Praya river - very pleasant way to spend the afternoon. I would be heading home tomorrow so it was a nice way to finish off my trip with a cultural experience.
So, fast and furious, writing about my trip brings back all those memories and the excitement of travelling - so much so that I have to start planning the next trip!!!
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