Monday, 14 September 2009

BANGKOK 9-13 September 2009

Here's wat, a short trip off the beaten track
in the magical city of angels and wats.
Dramatically rising above a sea of Bangkok
skyscrapers is the Golden Mount of Wat Saket
(as viewed from the Loha Prasat).

The Golden Mount of Wat Saket
seems to defy gravity.

Climbing the 300-odd steps of the Golden Mount.

The cast-iron spires of Loha Prasat (Iron Castle)
at Wat Ratchanada makes it unique in the world today.

The Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha)
outside Wat Suthat.

The serene Wat Suthat hardly gets tourist hordes.

The Buddha-lined cloister at Wat Suthat.

Looks like Wat Arun but it isn't.
Prang at Wat Chakrawat, a temple
better known for its crocodiles.

The unusual boat-shaped Wat Yannawa
by the Chao Phraya River.
Not the real thing!
A scale-model of the Khao Phra Wiharn
(Preah Vihear) at Muang Boran Ancient City.

Doorway at "Preah Vihear"

1 comment:

Steven said...

Lovely pics. Its so easy for us singaporeans to think of bangkok for its cheap shopping (and dubious entertainment) that we forget its also a city full of rich history and culture.