The last big entry of Bangkok - we've done it all!
22.04.2012 - 22.04.2012 40 °C
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!
Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram
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.
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.
Also in this complex is:
Phra Vihara Somdej
Song Phaunat Hall
Four Princes Pavilion - houses 3 huge Thai drums.
The Throne Hall
Built by King Chulalongkom in 1907 as a reception hall. Cost 15m BHT at the time and 8 years to build.
The Kings Residence and not able to view, even from the street. This moat surrounds it with guards everywhere!
The Bhumibol Bridge
Rama VII Bridge
A fairly new bridge to try to ease the traffic problem in Bangkok, connecting to Thonburi.
Phra Sumen Fort
Khoa San Road
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!!!!
This is typical Khao San Road;
Finally, a couple of pics I took and thought i'd share xxx