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More impressive sights!

The last big entry of Bangkok - we've done it all!

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On Sunday we decided to do some sightseeing round the Dusit area before going to Khoa San Road. We found a beautiful area which was a very royal area and had lots of sights quite close together, thank Buddha!

Uposatha Hall
Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram

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This ancient temple was a temple that was employed as a command camp to fight Laos rebel troops and later reverted to a temple. Now open to public but still a base for Thai children to begin their journey as a monk. The main temple is called The Marble Ubosot.

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Inside is the Phra Buddha Chinnaret. The King was so impressed with the Buddha that he took off his royal decorations and gave them to the Buddha as an offering.

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Also in this complex is:

Phra Vihara Somdej

Song Phaunat Hall
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Four Princes Pavilion - houses 3 huge Thai drums.

The Throne Hall
Ananda Samakhom
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Built by King Chulalongkom in 1907 as a reception hall. Cost 15m BHT at the time and 8 years to build.

Chitralda

The Kings Residence and not able to view, even from the street. This moat surrounds it with guards everywhere!
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The Bhumibol Bridge
Rama VII Bridge

A fairly new bridge to try to ease the traffic problem in Bangkok, connecting to Thonburi.

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Phra Sumen Fort
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Sanam Luang
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Khoa San Road

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Literally one short road full of stalls, bars, restaurants and tattooists! A haven for bare foot hippies who look like they haven't showered in months! One walk down the street and Noel and I were good to go. We did have the best blended fruit drink here though!!!!

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Finally, a couple of pics I took and thought i'd share xxx

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Posted by olivercbeck 09:01 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

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