Tag Archives: Bangkok

Picture of the Day ~ Wat Pho Thailand

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Wat Pho is home to one of many giant reclining Buddhas. It is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. “Adjacent to the building housing the Reclining Buddha is a small raised garden, the centrepiece … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Bangkok, Thailand ~ Mural in the Grand Palace

Painting with gold Thailand has some of the most exquisite examples of Buddhist Fine Arts, and the cream of the crop can be found at Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok. The mural wall painting found … Continue reading

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Night cruise on the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

We had been warned by others that the dinner cruise may not be worth the time and money at $75 per person.  It had been offered as an optional add on for our trip and I had decided to book … Continue reading

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The Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha

The Grand Palace complex was established in 1782.  Inside the walled compound is the royal residence, throne halls, numerous government buildings and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.  The entire area covers over 200,000 square meters. My initial impression was … Continue reading

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Wat Pho ~ Temple of the Reclining Buddha

We finally got to meet our tour leader, Nu, at our orientation meeting this morning. Everything was well-organized with name badges, luggage tags & belts, and complete itineraries distributed. Today’s highlight was a visit to Wat Pho, a temple that … Continue reading

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Bangkok in pictures

We had a wonderful tour with two other couples today.  I’m so tired this evening that I can’t keep my eyes open long enough to give you any details, so instead I will just post a few of my favorite … Continue reading

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Getting around in Bangkok, slowly acclimating

We planned for today to be simply time to get adjusted to our new time zone.  After a 6 am buffet breakfast, we took a short nap, showered and then hit the street to check out the area around the … Continue reading

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Arrived Safely in Bangkok

It was a long flight and we are both rummy from lack of sleep.  Anyway I am rummy, Tim was more successful on the sleep front than I was.  It is currently in the wee hours of Tuesday morning here … Continue reading

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