Thailand 2008 Pt III – Bangkok

We flew to Bangkok in the morning and took a taxi straight to Khao San Road where we checked into about the first place we saw which was fairly run-down but inevitably cheap. Once we’d had some Thai lunch we went to Wat Po and then to Wat Phra Kaeuw before taking a boat over the river where we got a tuk-tuk to Wat Arun which you can ascend for some views over the Chao Phraya River. We then took a few more boats (station by station) until we got to the end of the line and then it was on to a train to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market which was huge and had just about everything under the sun and then some!

     

With Ethan leaving really early in the morning I was on my own for my final day which felt strange at first. I took a taxi to the nearest train station and then after a few cock-ups on the train I eventually got to my first destination which was Lingam Shrine, a small garden playing home to hundreds of dicks! I kid you not!.

   

After that I went to Bangkok Railway Station and bought my ticket to the historical city Ayutthaya which was two hours north and only cost me twenty-five pence! On arrival I took a ferry straight across the river and hired a bicycle for the day at a cheap rate and set off cycling the streets which was an experience in itself though nothing compared to what it would be like to do likewise in Bangkok I imagine. It was nice to have the freedom to go where I wanted in a city featuring many holy ruins. The combination of sunblock, sweating and orange brick colour of the ruins meant I became very very dirty but thankfully it wasn’t a good t-shirt that I completely destroyed.

       

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