Bangkok Trip 19th-23rd January 07 (Day 3)

After spending almost the whole afternoon at Chatuchak yesterday, we decided to visit the grand palace and some temples today. In Siamese language, they’re known as “Wat”. We met up with Kevin at the same place after breakfast (minus Ujin again) and took a taxi there.

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The golden pagoda at the temple compound. The building next to it is said to be the former Kings’ library.

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Jason with his arrogant look :p I’m getting chubby!

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The old painting on the wall.

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Kevin’s photography skill is not bad 🙂

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So tall.

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The bottom part is full with smaller figurines.

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Statue ‘guarding’ the entrance.

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Majestic view.

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I like the golden pagoda. Very grand.

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Jason and Kevin aka “The Door Keepers” lol.

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Mini model of Angkor Wat.

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The demons lifting the pagoda.

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Do we look alike? 😀

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Many people ‘knocking’ their head with lotus lol.. No la, some sort of blessing ritual 🙂

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The Royal Palace and the building next to it.

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Posing with the guard.

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Cannon balls! Looks like fake one.

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Get to see a small group of soldiers marching :p

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The Emerald Buddha Temple side view.

We left the Grand Palace and walked to the Reclining Buddha Temple which is located behind the palace and it took us about 20 minutes to reach there.

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Reclining Buddha’s head view. The statue is very long, much longer and larger than Penang’s and there are several arches blocking the full view of the statue. So, you can only snap the pic of its head or from the foot area. Nothing much to see here so we headed back to hotel. George and Ujin wanna go for massage while Kevin need some foot reflexology… and I’m not into both, so they left me alone in the hotel! I thought of going downstairs to the lobby for some internet surfing but too bad the computers are out of service. And I’m starting to get hungry as well. So I decided to go to McD which is not far away.
Luckily the counter staff can speak some simple English!

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Their new product’s leaflet. The company which manages Thailand’s McD is called McThai lol. Nice name!

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They use soft plastic cups for soft drinks here.

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I decided to try their new McRice Burger. They use two pan fried patties made from compressed rice to substitute the buns. Inside, it a generous amount of purple cabbage and iceberg cabbage and a piece of deep fried chicken patty. The burger is nice but the patty is a bit too thin for me. Can’t really taste the chicken meat.
They also have 4 different types of McFlurry here: original Oreo, chocky Oreo, berry Oreo and I forgot the last one! I wish I can try them but I’m very full that time.

I didn’t bring the camera when we went for dinner that night. We dine at the roadside in front of BUA Restaurant and Starbucks, and had one bowl of pork meat kuey teow (darn spicy and nice), 2 bowls of Siamese ‘wan tan mee’ with “char siew”, 1 dry, 1 soup. They do not use dark soy sauce for dry mee but it’s still nice. Regret cos didn’t bring camera along. We ended up at Patpong street again later, and needless to say what we do to entertain ourselves that night lol ^^

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4 thoughts on “Bangkok Trip 19th-23rd January 07 (Day 3)

  1. Soli soli…. cos I’m lazy to bring it around since I don’t take my bag along becos of the hot weather that night. Yaya, the pork kuey teow is a must-try. I almost going to order a second bowl of that but didn’t cos thinking to try other types of food. :p

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