One night in Bangkok

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Wat Pho

Well, actually 2 nights, but this gave us the chance to see some of the city as has been 10 years since we were last there.  Julie’s research on hotels turned up a real gem, excellent room at a great price and close to the royal palace and Khao San Road.; only catch was actually finding it, our taxi from the airport needed to call the hotel to get directions.  Wat Pho was much more impressive than I remembered and our journey round the city good fun. 

 

The helpful Thai railways persuaded us to book a sleeper train the following evening that would reach Chumpong at 03:40 in the morning from where we could catch a boat to Kp Tao.

Reclining budda Wat Pho
  Just to make sure we caught the “fast’ boat we left our boat ticket options open hoping this would be easy enough in Chumpong.

 

With a day to spare we took the new Bangkok Metro and SkyRail out to Jim Thompson’s house.  The Metro is excellent and almost deserted. Just as well as a lone security guard searches bags at each entrance; not sure how well this would work at Oxford Circus! With an afternoon to kill we broused the new retail Siam centre (impressive architecture but much like any other shopping centre) but did find an excellent and cheap cafeteria style restaurant tucked away on the top floor.   Lumpini park was a welcome place to relax before catching the train and the home to some large lizards that come down from the trees in late afternoon. I’m sure they are harmless but not what I’m used to in Fitzroy Gdns.

skippyed says:
Great to hear from you Malcolm! :-)
Posted on: Feb 04, 2008
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Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Reclining budda Wat Pho
Reclining budda Wat Pho
A street in Bangkok - take the tra…
A street in Bangkok - take the tr…
Lumpini park lizards
Lumpini park lizards
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