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.)
temples are perfect for those photo ops that every tourist covets. I
could jus imagine my sis, Aoi Soba and her Chili friends (i.
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?
This painting adorns the entrance of the Grand Palace
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
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
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..
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.