Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha
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March 29th, 2009 – by: ariwardani
There is a going on parade in the main street of Sukhumvit. I do not know what it is for but it is nice to see them bare-foot walking and bring many decorations and flowers.
To reach the place, we just do the usual trip, the same as yesterday. Take the sky train at Nana station, changing line from Sukhumvit line to Silom line at Siam Interchange, then ride the Silom line until it stop at the last station: Saphan Taksin.
This time, we stop at Tha Chang Pier which is one pier after Tha Tien pier. Because it is almost midday, we decide to take a lunch first before entering the palace. We stop at the restaurant, the only restaurant near the pier, and get the lunch there. Lucky for us that it is air conditioned, at least we can take a rest for a while from the devilish heat.
Continuing with the trip, it is already around 12 o'clock and the heat is unbearable. We try to walk under the shady trees which are not so many, only on the left side of the street from the pier.
The complex is big and have many structures including stupas with beautiful architecture. Before entering the palace, we have a short stop at the coin museum, right side from the main entrance way. It is an additional sightseeing for the whole complex and it is free. Though, in my opinion it is not interesting to see.
After taking pictures here and there around the palace and the temple complex, we go back to the hotel.
At night, we go to Suan Lum Night Bazaar, which is not too far from our hotel. We buy a lot of T-shirts for souvenirs. It is also hot and humid there. Oh, I can stand with the weather here.
Back at the hotel, I am so hungry that I finish one bigg size pan of spinach and cheese pizza, all by myself!
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