The Grand Palace and What Phrae Kaew

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Khao San Road

After breakfast I went with the free Tuktuk of the hotel to Khao San Road. The thai people were setting up there businesses and tuktuk drivers are willing to take you everything. It was for most of the backpackers a little bit early, so it was not very busy. When I a robbed the atm I decided to go with a tuktukdriver to the grand palace. After some barganing he took me to Grand Palace. I was suprised that many Thai visited Grand Palace ant What Phrae Kaew. I sat at a wall and another girl sat next to me who appeared to be a Malysian tourstguide. Soon a couple of students asked me if they could practise their English and started to ask me many questions. After chatting and just watching people I went to visit the What Phrae Kaew.

Khao San Road
It's hard to explain in words how beautiful this What is, so please take a view at my pictures. It was really astonishing, breathtaking how beautiful. Every detail has created with great care, What Phrae Kaew. While it was very hot I bumped into a selling lady which sold frozen handtowels. I bought a towel and it was really refreshing and it had a little bit of eau de cologne on it. Completely refreshed and viewed the tempel customs I walked just a bit further to the Grand Palace. It's a large building. At the surroundings of the Grand palace they are selling many colourfull drinks like banana, oranges and a kind of milk shake. The guards however are  watching over the palace, so nothing will happen to that.
Wat Phra Kaeo
It's not possible to take a look inside.

After the Grand Palace I thought it would be nice to visit the river and catch some wind. But in one way or another I just didn't walk right. The temperature was still rising and when I was taking a look at my map, a man was just too willing to help me. When I made the man clear that I didn't need his help I walked a little bit further. Then a man of a kiosk came to me. He asked me what I already have seen of Bangkok. And he advised me to go to other places like the lucky budha and the golden budha. He drew the places where I had to be on the map and suddenly there was a tuktuk. Whel I took a seat in the tuktuk and first we set off to the lucky budha... It was very busy with the trafic in Bangkok but we arrived safely at the lucky Budha.

There I met a man who explained me the story about the lucky budha. He was suprised I found the lucky Budha because no tourist would visit him. And indeed there were only Thai people and monks. As I was suspicious about the tuktuk drive, it turned out why I had my reservations about the ride. The second stop was a Thai tailorshop. I don't like this kind of obtrusiveness. Of course I think they will have excellent craftmanship and the Thai will make some money out of the tourists but I just know what I would like to see and buy. Although inside the shop, there was a pleasant temperature and outside it was 35+ degrees with a high humidity I definately wanted to go outside and didn't feel like fit and measure for a suite. When the man asked me what my profession was I answered that I was working at a kindergarten :-) Then we set off to the golden Budha, the tuktuk driver pointed at the gastank of his tuktuk and said in poor English that he needed some fuel.
Adeline & me
AAaaarrrrrgghh, I just acted that I didn't understand the poor man. He dropped me of at  the golden Budha temple. It was really astonishing and very beautiful when I walked inside. A wandered for a while in the temple as I met a Thai woman who was arranging the flowers for Budha. She was very proud to be on my picture. Walking out of the temple it became very clear that my tuktuk driver needed fuel, he had set off for a gasstation. At least I think, so I asked another tuktuk driver to bring me back to the grand palace and finally I walked to the river front.

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Khao San Road
Khao San Road
Khao San Road
Khao San Road
Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Kaeo
Adeline & me
Adeline & me
Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Kaeo
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
The Guards
The Guards
A Guard
A Guard
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
Beautiful statues :-)
Beautiful statues :-)
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
I love the depth in this picture :…
I love the depth in this picture …
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
English students
English students
English students
English students
Yep I was popular to practise Engl…
Yep I was popular to practise Eng…
English students
English students
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
What Phrae Kew
Guard of the Grand Palace
Guard of the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Street in front of the Grand Palace
Street in front of the Grand Palace
Selling Streetfood
Selling Streetfood
Wat of the Lucky Budha
Wat of the Lucky Budha
The Lucky Budha
The Lucky Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Wat of the golden Budha
Preparing flowers
Preparing flowers
Wat Arun
Wat Arun
The Mae Chao Praya river
The Mae Chao Praya river
The Mae Nam Chao Praya river
The Mae Nam Chao Praya river
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
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photo by: Deats