Bangkok Trip Getaway Oct 09 - Day 2

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This is where we took our breakfast. :)

Finally, I manage to complete the day 2 photos today. :D (After I come back from AS as well as a hair cut - Yes finally I get it trim, feel the head is pretty much light and "air-ed" right now) :"D.

More photos after the jump... :)

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A view of the grand palace

Anyway, back to the main topic. :"P For day 2, we went to the Grand Palace (After we have our breakfast as a restaurant close to our motel). The Grand Palace is where their Thai king stay and you will need to pay 350Bt as the entrance fee to go into the palace. You could go to the palace from Kao San area by taking the taxi (which is like around 60-90Bt).

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Army getting ready for their day

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Security seriously @ work

Before you enter the palace, you will find that there are army getting ready for their day as well. (I believe they do have shift or something that they will rotate to take care of the palace). And seriously..., the palace is very HUGH!! (And now I know why do they did so many soldiers/security to take care of the whole area). And you will take like around 4-5 hours to complete the whole palace tour. :"D

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Some of the architecture in the grand palace

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And some Thai Statue here

Anyway, it is not a bad place to visit. (There are some books saying that if you are in Bangkok and you didn't paid a visit to this place, pretty much you have not been to Bangkok before). There are a small gallery which have a lot of history on Thai dynasty where they displayed some daily tools used by their majesty as well as some history on all the kings. (Which is pretty educational and cool). :)


Yes, is made of GOLD! xD

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Some of the Chinese character statue

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Another one here

Once you are in the palace, you will notice a lot of building - which some of them are made of GOLD... Yes GOLD. :"P (which looks like a temple in our country). Other than that, I also found that there are some mixtures of Chinese artifacts here. (Like the Chinese statues and etc...) Everything is very interesting on how both culture interact together in the same place. :)

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A Sleeping Buddha in Wat Poh

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Donation given by the little girl

We did went into some of the temple (Wat Poh near the grand palace) to get some blessing from the monk as well. (You will also found that there are a lot of Thai people who went there to perform their praying as well). And yes, there are a few "Wat" in the palace as well.

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Tut-tut on it's fast pace, is raining soon

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Yes, it is SUPER HEAVY! :(

After that, we plan to go to another Wat, which is known as Wat Arun. (It is pretty close to the temple, where you will need to walk like may be 5-10 minutes to the Jetty to take a ferry over to the temple). But too bad, the weather is not very good, it is raining like cats and dogs and we are force to get yourself settled in a bus stop. And then continue with our journey to the jetty when they rain is getting smaller.

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A fruit seller @ the jetty

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The ticket seller. :) Cheers!

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On our way to Wat Arun now.

But too bad, the rain starts again after we entered the Ferry and we are force to get ourself settled down on the other side of the Jetty. The rain is pretty long and we have waited for like almost 45 minutes to start our journey again. But it is a short visit at Wat Arun, (since the rain is like start and stop, stop and start...) and get ourself back to main land again for our visit to Suan Lum night Bazaar via a tut-tut.

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The mighty Wat Arun

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LB waiting for the rain to stop

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Just like the sneakers I wear to work everyday - They belongs to the Japz Monks


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On our way to Night Bazaar now. :)

Night Bazaar, a pretty busy night market, full with people... and a lot of stalls. A few things that remind me of this night bazaar is the food court with live band! and an Thai auntie who could speaks Chinese (her husband is a Tiew Ziu people - and this is where we bought the bracelet) as well as Peach, whose art caught my attention and LB bought a T-shirt (Which is drawn and colored on the spot for us). He is a very friendly guy. You all should pay him a visit. :)

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The 1st photo I took before we entered the night bazaar - A kitchen of a restaurant. :"P

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The Live BAND!!!

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The auntie who sold us the bracelet

We get back to Lamphu House for a rest after that. (To get our self ready for our trip to Amphawa the next day). I guess that's all for day 2. I hope that the "stories" is not too lengthy for everyone. (Since Lilian requested for it and I hope it will served as a reference those who will went to Bangkok in the future).

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Introducing Peach

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And his assistant who colored the T-shirt for us

Ok then, I think I should continue with my processing now. Hopefully I could get everything done (Which the chances is slightly slim) before I fly off again on Thursday. Good night everyone. ;)

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And for the flower lovers - Lilian and 小慧

* For those who are interested the full Day 2 Gallery is available here. :)

9 comments :

  1. 哇~~我好喜欢最后一张的荷花!!有种神圣又神秘的感觉~~

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  2. 谢谢谢谢。。。:)我也觉得很好看。。。(很少会看到这么美的莲花),所以就照下来了。:)谢谢参观:)

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  3. You cut your hair-meh? I know Chin Leong is yes, but yours one seemed didn't cut at all:p

    Hehe...again like those pic posted:)

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  4. B&G: Thanks hope that you enjoy it.

    Lilian: Yes, I trimmed it. hehe... and trimmed it until pretty short. :"P

    Anyway, thanks for dropping by and viewing the photos. ;)

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  5. Nice photo for the Grand Palace.
    我从来都没有参观过大王宫。可能觉得贵吧!因为紫禁城才人民币40。:P

    我记得2年前是250铢,现在已经涨到350铢。

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  6. 是啊。。。我们到那里时,也是觉得很贵。。。两个人大概都要RM70了。(而且好像只是游客才有收费),所以没办法。。。给钱进去看看了。:“P(不过,也好,至少大开眼界),曾经到过那里。:”)

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  7. nice photos =) btw monks wear NIKE???? WOW =P

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  8. FY,thanks... yes all of them wear Nike. :) the same pattern (pretty much the same) as the one I wear to work everyday. :"P (Found it interesting so I took a photo of it) :"D

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Chiat Hau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. He started his photography journey by shooting strangers' portrait on the streets of Penang and around the world whenever he travel. Observing life and culture through the viewfinder, Chiat Hau has found a passion for framing his subjects in a natural, cinematic and yet photo-journalistic fashion. Capturing precious moments in both commissioned assignments and personal projects.