Bangkok and sites along the Chao Phraya River

As mentioned in the previous post I’m here in Bangkok to get some extra pages put in my passport. We have been here for a couple of days and I can tell you I’ll definitely be back.

Bangkok is a maze of rivers and the best way to get around the area are the river boat taxis, just get to the river and your day will be complete. Combined with the great train system you don’t need any other transportation except maybe the Tuk tuks but these are more for inner city and tourist,  of course we used them. The following are some sites along the Chao Phraya River that cuts through the middle of Bangkok …

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For less than two dollars you can ride the river taxis all day long and see the major sites, a great way to get around, I loved it.

Temple of the Dawn

Wat Arun

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We stopped at one pier and walked into the alleyways to find lunch. I don’t even know where it was but we found a local restaurant packed with patrons and although the menu wasn’t in English they did have a picture menu. Spring rolls with fresh basil, local Singha beer, and Tom Yum soup, yum.

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The Flower Market

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The Giant Swing

The Giant Swing is a good walk from the river but we did it. Built in 1784 and used for ceremonial occasions The Giant Swing  was removed In 1935 due to the mounting death toll. (ya think?)

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Wat Pho

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Wat Pho holds one of the largest Buddha’s I have ever seen. Smiling, laid back, cool, untroubled, he looks so serene.

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    1. Le Meridian Hotel
    2. Red Light District – Patpong
    3. Grand Palace
    4. US Embassy
    5. China Town
    6. Flower Market
    7. Wat Pho
    8. I think we had Tom Yum here
    9. The Giant Swing

Next, Bangkok’s Red Light District…

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One thought on “Bangkok and sites along the Chao Phraya River

  1. Ruby Tanner

    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Bangkok, been there, done that!! Mike is here the service for Harry is tomorrow. Love,
    M

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