The Grand Palace and Wat Poh
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After joining up with the Group tour the previous day and having a most of that day by the pool, we arranged to go on a tour of the Grand Palace the following morning. It was a great insight into the history of the Thai Royal Family and the splendor that is the Royal Palace. I was impressed with the architecture and the vast array of colour and the riches within the Museam also. The only issue with the tour was the heat, it was so hot and a trip to the air conditioned museam went from being a possibility to a must see.
After the 3 hours around the Palace, the group devided and some went to do the river cruise and some went back to the hotel. I decided to go visit the majestic Wat Poh and the amazing giant reclining gold buddha. I did not think a trip to Bangkok would be complete without a visit.
On my return I stopped off at Koh San Road after once again, I spent an hour of continuously getting lost? So I decided to have lunch and a beer in one of the places I had been on Sunday night previous. I met a nice English girl who was also travelling alone and so I invited her to join me, which she did. It was my first taste of solo travel lunch buddies and we seemed to hit it off and the conversation flowed well. After which I headed back to the hotel and again got lost, so I jumped into the nearest taxi and 1 minute and 70 baht later, I was back at the hotel. Bangkok streets just all look the same to me ??