The Smell of... Chinatown!
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August 15th, 2006 – by: RainyDayToast
We saw Wat Tremit, with the Buddha made of solid gold, even saw a monk getting changed which Nok and I laughed about (he could have at least pulled the door open!) Chinatown stinks, is busy as hell, noisey and exciting all at the same time - although once was enoug for us. If you put all that with the fact it was about 32-34C and the humidy was so high it made for unpleasant walking.
We had lunch at Subway before going to the Red Cross Snake Farm. We had a great tour guide who liked a joke and made the tour that much more fun. The snakes were awesome and information they gave was really interesting - best thing - unlike anywhere else they don't charge to have photos taken so we took this rare opportunity! We paid $20NZD in Australia to get ours taken with a tiny snake that someone else held which seems pretty pathetic now we must admit!
We then went to the Marble Temple which proved to be my personal favourite. It was just beautiful :) A must see! We said goodbye to Nok after this and gave her a nice tip for all her help and a Kiwi keyring for good measure ;)
Back at the hotel, we washed our clothes in the bathtub (laundry service was horrendous!!) so that was interesting!! We then used the subway and skytrain all by ourselves (we were rather proud) - it's so simple you just need someone - in our case Nok - to show you and it's so easy to get around (and cheap).
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