Saturday, February 8, 2014

More Bangkokian miracles...

Here we go again, another blog entry. So my 4 day stay in Bangkok finally came to an end. In fact I can happiliy look back and say that I've seen pretty much everything I intended to do and that no unwished incidents inflicted my trip so far. To my big surprise I can tell that I experienced a more or less clean city with not so much of the myth-enshrouded stereotypes like ladyboys, many street hookers, scammers etc.

But let's take a look at a few things I've witnessed so far:

A typical crowded street in mid-day Bangkok...

...and on the other hand we've got skyscrapers.

The very reliable Bangkokian Skytrain system

The passageway to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Chinatown

A must-see location when visiting Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown

The famous Jim Thompson House

Khao San Road. Ready to get scammed?

A monk at his best. A few moments later he took out his smartphone...

Prayer bells at Wat Hua Lamphong

The vigilant temple guardian...

The epic Buddha in Wat Pho

The temple towers at Wat Pho, even more amazing in the dark...

A pretty normal sunset here...

Wat Arun at night

Wat Phra Kaew, probably one of the most crowded places in South East Asia...

Taking a ride on the Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya in its whole glory

So you see there's quite some stuff to see in Bangkok and there's even a lot more. To put in a nutshell I'd say I liked the Snake Farm, Wat Pho, the whole Chinatown area and the northern part of the city most. More things I'd liked to see were the Kho Ket Island or the Crocodile Farm, but these two were too far outside the city. But nevertheless I had a great time and probably I'll return to Bangkok when I'm back from the south.

Speaking of the South, I just arrived in Ao Nang near Krabi. So stay tuned for the next post revolving long-tail boats, beaches and islands!

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