Saturday, 14 July 2012

Bangkok Temples and Markets

Bangkok`s amazing Temples and Markets

Nearly bought him
The lying Buddha










This was a difficult post to write as I just did not know where to start, but then it was just the same when we first got to BKK. What is there to see and where is it. How do you get there and is it worth seeing or just a tourist rip off. Where the temples are concerned we decided on the Grand Palace, which has the Jade Buddha in it, the Temple with the lying Buddha and the temple with the standing Buddha. We were told they are kind of the main attractions but there are surely more temples worth seeing. For us these were plenty and very impressive. I think you`ll agree when you look at the photographs.
Equally impressive were the different markets to us as there was not a thing you could not buy, whether umbrellas looking like guns, anything that crawls and fits in a frying pan, pets of all shapes or sizes plus all other goods you can think of. I think in this post I shall let the pictures speak for themselves, but you can always read the comments. On the bottom of this post you can chose from either more pictures from temples or markets. Contact us if you have any questions by all means. Enjoy...

First of all a short video of the monks praying (just to get you into the mood), I love the sound of this...


video

Temple pictures


Standing Buddha
Flowers at his feet

Lying Buddha in full

At the head

Inside the Temple

Peaceful 

One for each problem

Asian music band

Harmony

Applying gold leaf to holy statue


Hi hope you liked these, but now on to the market pictures, amazing...

Ahhh....cuty

Some different umbrellas

Eel?

Anything gets eaten

Frogs

What a job to do this assembly


Birds

Fish head anyone?

I like her hand in the blood

The smell was lovely too

We tried these, funny jelly beans, or....
As soon as Picasa have solved their upload problem I shall add two links here for more photos. Market/Temples