Bangkok Confidential, Part Three: Of Seekers and Shooters

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Taken at the Entrace of The Grand Palace

Bangkok of course is not just about shopping. That will be disservice to such an interesting city.

 

If I get the chance to live in Bangkok, I wouldn’t mind spending some of my weekends for temple tours in the city. (And if I get temple fatigue, I can always go Jim Thompson’s famous teak house. I can just spend hours here, reveling on its tasteful interiors. Too bad I can’t take pics inside the house.)

 

The temples are perfect for those photo ops that every tourist covets. I could jus imagine my sis, Aoi Soba and her Chili friends (i.

This painting adorns the entrance of the Grand Palace
e. Coffee Fairy, Diovee, Plenisphere and Ays) let loose in Bangkok. These shutterbugs will have a field day just taking photos - in any angle and lighting condition possible - of the numerous temples that dot Bangkok. And who can really blame them? 

 

The temples in Bangkok are simply beautiful. The beauty is in the details �" the teak doors encrusted with mother of pearl, the exquisite wood carvings, the colorful murals that decorate the walls, a mosaic of multi-colored glass.

 

But more than just a visual treat, visiting a temple, especially those not really popular with the tourists, can be soothing for one’s soul. Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country and those who are in a spiritual journey usually go to one of the monasteries in Thailand either to undergo meditation or learn more about mediation. Buddhists from Thailand and other countries also visit the some of the most important temples located in the country’s capital to pay homage to the Buddha. I’ve been thinking of learning more about Buddhism and going to these monasteries just to reflect and find the peace within..

 

I often travel alone, and one of the many reasons why I prefer traveling solo is the fact that as a writer, I often crave for solitude. I just need a space to breathe deeply, relax the mind, contemplate and just let my mind wander.

         


planisphere says:
meh toooh!!! hahaha
Posted on: Jun 02, 2008
aoisoba says:
naks na extra name ko :P
Posted on: Jun 02, 2008
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Taken at the Entrace of The Grand …
Taken at the Entrace of The Grand…
This painting adorns the entrance …
This painting adorns the entrance…
The Grand Palace served as the off…
The Grand Palace served as the of…
Standing guard at the Grand Palace
Standing guard at the Grand Palace
The Phra Sri Ratana chedi- located…
The Phra Sri Ratana chedi- locate…
Taken in front of the Phra Sri Rat…
Taken in front of the Phra Sri Ra…
One of the many halls that surroun…
One of the many halls that surrou…
Thats me at the Grand Palace Comp…
That's me at the Grand Palace Com…
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This was taken at the entrance of…
The Beauty is in the Details.  The…
The Beauty is in the Details. Th…
A Mural in Wat Phra Kaew
A Mural in Wat Phra Kaew
Late afternoons at Wat Ratchabophi…
Late afternoons at Wat Ratchaboph…
The Beauty is in the Details. One …
The Beauty is in the Details. One…
glitz, glamor and gold at Wat Ratc…
glitz, glamor and gold at Wat Rat…
One of the millions of Buddha ador…
One of the millions of Buddha ado…
My self portrait at Wat Ratchaboph…
My self portrait at Wat Ratchabop…
Wat Pho is the largest temple in B…
Wat Pho is the largest temple in …
This was taken inside Wat Pho whic…
This was taken inside Wat Pho whi…
Self portrait inside Wat Pho
Self portrait inside Wat Pho
Jim Thompsons Teak House
Jim Thompson's Teak House
At Jim Thompsons
At Jim Thompson's
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