I arrived in Bangkok on Friday and by Saturday morning I’d visited three beautiful Buddhist temples (productive or what.) I’m currently on the second chapter of my travels in Thailand. I flew from Denpasar airport in Bali, to Kula Lumpur and then onwards to Bangkok. I’m here for a month working as a volunteer at an elephant and community project.
Before all that started I had a few days in Bangkok. I took full advantage of this and packed them to the brim. I started with a boat tour to a floating market that sold some lovely hand made bags and notepads. There was also a large variety of different Thai foods to try. I made a few cheeky purchases then hopped back on the boat to the next destination.
We went to three Buddhist temples which were all breath taking (the photos do not do them justice). The group I was with had a tour guide who was Buddhist himself who was able to give us a insight into the religion and the different temple features. Buddhism has always been a religion I have related to and so I was keen to soak up as much knowledge as possible. We were shown how to pray and show respect. We were even fortunate to be blessed and given a string bracelet for good luck by a monk there.
We also visited the Grand Palace! There was a 500 baht/ £10 entry fee but it was well worth it as you are in there for a couple of hours and it is a vast place. The other temples I have visited required a very small fee, equivalent to £2/£3, so this isn’t really much to spend when you are getting to see some of the most beautifully designed architecture Thailand has to offer.