Monday, July 06, 2015

Travelogue: Bangkok, Thailand (Wat Pho)


Among South East Asian countries, Thailand is the most appealing to me. I did enjoy and love Vietnam when my friends and I went there last year and I am keen to go back to Singapore but Bangkok exudes a different aura. It has that eccentric vibe that magnetizes me. It is filled with so much culture (traditional and modern) that keeps you interested and drawn. Aside from shopping, I love Thailand for its food. It is also probably because among all the other South East Asian countries, this is where I feel most at home as it is very similar to the Philippines in many ways: 1.) the weather/climate is similar; 2.) exchange rate/cost of living is similar; and, 3.) they think I am one of them. It is a bit odd that I am often mistaken to be Thai. I don't think I look Thai though but whenever I would go to a store or restaurant, they assume I am Thai and would talk to me in their language. It is only when I reply that I don't understand them will they realize that I am not Thai. Even when we were in Vietnam the locals there think I am Thai. We do have a lot of similarities in terms of features but I don't think I look Thai. I mean most South East Asians look similar: Thai, Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos, etc. But to single out and assume I was Thai is quite odd. Do you think I do? 

Anyways, my first day there I have half a day to spend touring. The rest of my stay there was for training/work-related and I won't be able to go on tours. So I made sure that the half day I have will be worth it. I decided to go to the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha but unfortunately, both were already closed when I got there. I decided to just wander around because I still have a lot of time to spend and I don't want to go back to the hotel yet. As I was wandering the streets of Bangkok, I stumbled upon Wat Pho or the Temple of Reclining Buddha. I was lucky it was still open. It was a truly magical experience. It was a huge Buddha made of gold (not sure though if it is real gold but I assume it is since this is a Buddha we're talking about) and it can't fit the frame of my camera. I did try my best though to capture the whole statue but failed. It was a great experience and really a sight to see. There is an entrance fee of 100Baht.

Hope you enjoy my pictures.























23 comments :

  1. What a great collection of pictures!

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  2. Wonderful place ;) beautiful photos
    kiss

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  3. Ang ganda! Made me wanna visit Bangkok even more!

    Jhanz | www.jhanzey.net

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    1. Really beautiful! Go! Punta ka na!

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  4. I've always been intrigued by Thailand, too! I'd love to visit it someday... I am currently planning a Cambodia-Vietnam trip after just visiting Malaysia :)

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Go! I've never been to Cambodia but Vietnam is lovely too. But I would still prefer Bangkok mainly because of the shopping.

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  5. I love Bangkok's cheap street food! How I wish Thai food doesn't cost a fortune here in PH...

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    1. Oh yes! Agree! Thai food is so cheap in Thailand but here, they cost a fortune. Why?????

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  6. I've been living in Thailand for a year now but I still haven't gotten the chance to visit the temple. So not fair. But lovely Photos :)

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart

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    1. Really???? Well you are lucky you still have a lot of time ahead of you to visit the temples!

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  7. Heeey sweetheart!
    I love your blog and am following.
    I am Brazilian and I invite you to meet my space!
    XOXO :*

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  8. Thailand was in my bucket list to travel, I wish I was there too :)) great pictures

    Capturing Life Memoirs | http://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

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    1. Go! Airfare is so cheap going to Bangkok!

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  9. I went in Bangkok last year and it was amazing. great pics. ciao gloria

    Gloriadressup

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  10. great pics, i was there and i loved it

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  11. Ahahah so cute and not so cute? I had brought with me. There was no way to resist.

    I really need to travel :( Love your photos!!

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    1. You should! The best and guilt-free way to spend money - TRAVEL!

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  12. This place is so magical ! Thank you for this travel in pictures :)

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