We were warned by friends that traffic in Bangkok is unbelievable and to avoid getting into any automobile. Luckily, the city has done a fantastic job with their public transportation system and getting around is a breeze, not to mentioned air conditioned, cheap and fast! We managed to move around the city on the Metro, Sky Train and Water Taxis without any problems and only took one taxi (which we ended up getting out of and walking to our destination because it was faster).
Our two big goals for our trip were visiting Temples and Shopping. We visited Wat Pho and the largest Reclining Buddha in the world. This was one of our biggest draws to Bangkok after seeing Todd English's visit to this temple on PBS. It was awesome and less touristy then other temples we had been to.
We took a water Taxi across the river to Wat Arun, a stunning pagoda where you are able to climb the steps of the very intricate and detailed temple.
|Young Monks joined us on our river taxi to Wat Arun
|Beautiful Wat Arun
|The steep steps to the top
Here are a few more Bangkok pictures:
|This is what happens when you are hungry and over templed
|If you look close enough you will see that I am only smiling to hide my heat rash
|Thai engineering at it's best. I wonder how many homes and business this powers...
|An American engineer pondering all of the code violations...
|When cars die, their engines' become boat motors...