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Khlong Wat Thong Pleng

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20 travelers at this place:

  • Day24

    Shiva im Bankenviertel

    January 25 in Thailand

    Mit einem ausgiebigen Spaziergang haben wir heute Bangkoks Südosten erkundet und einen Hindu-Tempel besichtigt. Für den Cocktail 🍸🍹 zum Sonnenuntergang in der Sky Bar im 63. Stock des State Tower wären wir allerdings wohl doch etwas zu leger gekleidet gewesen. Stattdessen haben wir die untergehende Sonne dann vom Pier am Chao Phraya beobachtet.

  • Day2

    Busy Bangkok

    March 12 in Thailand

    Vores endte med at være små 3 timer forsinket da vi ankommer i Bangkok. Heldigvis fik vi sovet ordentligt på flyet, og ingen af os føler os specielt ramt af jetlaggen. Måske blot fordi vi er unge og fyldt med livets energi.
    Vi stiger af toget fra lufthavnen i den indre by og falder straks i snak med togchaufføren. Han giver os. Hole gode tips og tricks, og vi stiger derfor i en Tuk Tuk for at tage en hektisk køretur imod et Thai Tourist Office i udkanten af China Town. Her bliver vi enige om at bestille diverse tog, fly og hotel billetter til de næste 2 ugers tid, hvor vinvil befinde os på nogle af Thailands mange paradis-lignende øer. Ellers bød dagen på en dejlig tur i en skøn park, lidt sightseeing og lidt streetfood.
    Nu her skal vi ud og finde noget morgenmad i byen, hvorefter vi vil besøge det store palads, og nogle af de andre mange seværdigheder.
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  • Day20

    Body treatment

    April 1, 2017 in Thailand

    After hours of walking- my body told me to rest. I asked Nic to get me to a professional place. As with all things so far the choice was brilliant and I got a relaxing experience after a long day out.

    note to myself - regular massages not therapy has to be repeated back in Germany

  • Day3

    Finally in Thailand

    March 31 in Thailand

    As we were alerted, our flight is two hours late leaving Hong Kong so we eventually arrive in Bangkok in late afternoon. We intend to take the airport express train into town but this service is not running (seems to have been the case for a while) so we take the stopping service instead, mingling with locals who have to navigate around all of the luggage carried by us and other travellers.

    The last station is Phaya Thai where we hop off and head for the taxi rank for the short (?) journey to the hotel. But it is rush hour, the traffic is crazy and taxis are in short supply and it takes nearly half hour before the queue is dealt with (mostly by people wandering off to find their own way) and we jump into a taxi. Even from an official rank the driver tries to barter a fixed price starting at 500 baht but being form and politely pointing to the meter he finally relents and turns it on. After fighting the traffic for another half an hour or so we finally reach our hotel - the Sheraton. The fare is less than 100 baht.

    All of the rooms here overlook the river. It is already dark so we can see some of the other buildings lit up but there are also plenty of patches of inky darkness.

    Friends of ours have stayed here before and there’s a recommendation for dinner a few yards away overlooking the river. Viva Aviv, strictly speaking big not Thai, but a lovely spot and an impressive drinks list. Many of the evening dinner cruises leave from an adjacent pier so the area is frantically busy until about 8pm when all the boats are on their way. The restaurant calms down, food is served and drinks are drunk - and refilled.

    Time for sleep, preceded by a little bit of planning for tomorrow.
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  • Day24

    We hired a car to visit Doi Suthep temple and the palace gardens. The drive is through the National Park and uphill all the way, sharing the road with red pickup-taxis and iron-legged bicyclers. A crowded village for the temple (we visited on the way down) and another 4 km to the Royal Palace. The day was foggy so the walk through had a hazy effect along with beautiful gardens and paths. They are more strict than the temples are about proper attire so I wrapped myself in my shawl to comply.

    Alas, my right knee is starting to get very sore and walking is difficult. I used Dale as my human crutch.
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  • Day25

    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    January 13 in Thailand

    A beautiful temple about 15 km from Chiang Mai, located on Doi Suthep mountain. To access it takes 309 steps straight up; no way with my sore knee so I took the tram instead. The temple has elements of Buddhism and Hinduism and has many statues where offerings are made. Nice chat with a Portuguese family but mostly just soaking in the peacefulness.

  • Day25

    Farewell to Megan

    January 13 in Thailand

    Our last night in Chiang Mai where Megan came over from Lampang to take us for pizza. One of her teaching colleagues, Nong, has a partner with an excellent pizza restaurant, featuring very good pizza—capers and bacon! Such a nice evening.

    We’ll see Megan when she returns to the states this summer.

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