A dash of culture…

Yesterday, a friend and I visited Wat Arun, a temple on the Choa Phraya river. We took the BTS to the river and the jumped on a boat. Entry to the temple is just 50THB (£1). Wat Arun is an incredible sight with a 266ft central ‘prang’ (tower) that has steep steps that represent the difficulties of reaching higher levels of existence. We only made it up to the first level of existence, and that was steep enough!

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The level of detail on the temple is breathtaking; decorated in broken pieces of ceramic, from the 19th century used to balance Chinese ships, and porcelain from local people. They are currently painstakingly restoring every inch of each prang, whilst the scaffolding isn’t great for taking pictures, it’s amazing to see the before and after! I’d imagine it’s going to take years to complete. It really was a great way to spend a few hours on a Monday and I will definitely be taking anyone who comes to visit us here!

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IMG_9705 We stopped in at Siam Central food court for some grub on our way home. I discovered this mango sticky rice crepe, delicious!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. CariadCarys says:

    I am obsessed with your blog! I love seeing your travel photos and reading the descriptions, it fees like you’re taking us along with you.

    As a result, I’ve nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blog Award’ over on my page. There’s no pressure to accept, just wanted to let you know.

    Carys x

    http://www.cariadcarys.wordpress.com

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  2. Gorgeous photos! Makes me miss Bangkok so much!

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    1. It really is an incredible place! X

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