Thursday, July 16, 2015

Travelogue: Bangkok, Thailand (Wat Arun)


There are so many places such as temples and museums I wasn't able to visit during my very short trip to Bangkok. I wish I had more time to look around as it has been more than a decade since I first visited. But nonetheless I was able to visit two temples: Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The latter is also known as the temple of dawn and looking at pictures on Google, it looks best when viewed at dawn/sunset. The colors that reflect are just gorgeous and it made the temple look golden. But when I got there, I was disappointed it was under renovation/construction/maintenance. I am not really sure what they are doing with the temple because I didn't see any signage and tourists are still allowed to tour inside the temple premises. I don't want to stay too late as the area is quite far from the hotel I was staying at. And as a first time solo traveler, I have to be very careful. Sunset in Bangkok is also later than what I am used to in the Philippines which is why I can no longer wait to see how the temple looks like during sunset. It was already 7PM and there is still light. I have to get going at 6PM so I can reach my hotel before dark. Though my visit to Wat Arun was very brief, I enjoyed looking around. The temple is filled with so much attention and intricate details. The temple is also quite small compared to Wat Pho so it took me half the time to look around and take pictures than in Wat Pho.

















13 comments :

  1. When I saw your pics (that are fabulous) I remember when I visit this site last summer and it was crazy. ciao gloria

    Gloriadressup

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    1. It is crazy in Bangkok! But I love all its craziness and quirkiness. I really love this city!

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  2. Nice post!

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

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  3. Lovely place! Thanks for sharing!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  4. Wow, Thailand is a beaut. 7pm and there is still light, that'd be so cool if that ever happens in the Philippines :)) Thanks to your photos, I just had a little tour around Bangkok. Hihi

    Lou | wander-soul.net

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    1. It is! It makes you feel safe to go home even after 7PM. You're most welcome!

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  5. Bonitas imagens.

    Isabel Sá
    http://brilhos-da-moda.blogspot.pt

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