Sun 23 Sep 2007 - Sun 23 Sep 2007 37 °C
so today was a day of great weather and even better sights. we took a skytrain (sort of really modern metro - but above the street - on a viaduct) and went all the way 2 the river Chao Phraya, from where we took a boat = Chao Phraya Express. It was a VERY fast ferry/boat that had lots of stops along the river - sort of a Bangkok bus. It's way faster to use it in the center than 2 take taxis
we first went 2 the Wat Phra Keo - the temple with the most important buddga imagie in Thailand - the Emerald Buddha (which was in fact made of Jade ). The temple complex was HUGE and took us a while to explore. In the ??? 37 degree hear and full SUN. it was amazing, full of decoration everywhere. There was a golden Chedi = which is sort of a huge spire witha piece of Buddha's bone in it
at the Wat Phra Keo
Then we wento to the king's palaces. And form there to the Wat Pho = temple of the reclining buddha. It was a 49m long figure of a lying Buddha just before he died (& achieved nirvana). it was HUUUUGE, all covered in gold, with Buddha's feet covered with mother of pearl and full of symbols etc
We later took another ferry to the other side of the river and visited Wat Arun - with a huge 30-something m phrang (spire) - which was VERY difficult to climb and even harder to crawl down along
it was all marvelous and we didn't even know where to LOOK even - SO many details, everything in gold etc
haha, of course we iound enough time 2 munch on all the goodies - had a great breakast at the hotel - with lots of dishes (no, no bread or stuff like that!!!) and fruit, later on some soup, more fruit, many small street-dishes.
unfortunately no time for uploading pickies yet
and tomorrow we're going to the jungle - and will b sleeping in a resort on rafts - with no electricity => and thus: no INTERNET - so there will b no posts
To dopiero drugi dzien w Bangkoku, a my wycin\snelysmy z tego pobytu mozliwie najwiecej. Zobaczylysmy 3 najwazniejsze kompleksy swiatynne robiace niezapomniane wrazenie - pelne kolorow, ornamentow, zlota. Trudno to wszystko ogarnac. Pogoda nam dopisuje, dzisiaj przez kilka godzin bylo pelne slonce i temp. ok. 37 st. Deszczu brak, na szczescie. Oczywiscie oprocz zwiedzania "punktow obowiazkowych", nie odmowilysmy sobie dalszej eksploracji smakow tajskich. Mleko kokosowe i swieze ananasy to juz punkty stale naszego menu.
Jutro o swicie - chwile po godz. 6:00, wyruszamy na trzydniowa wycieczke- m.in. na rzeke Kwai, gdzie spedzimy noc w hotelu na tratwach.... Odezwiemy sie po powrocie, bo przez ten czas bedziemy zapewne bez dostepu do internetu. A poza tym.... damy troche za soba zatesknic :-) :-) :-)