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May 14, 2008

Arrival in Bangkok!

We arrived Sunday morning in Bangkok on the Special Express train from Chiang Mai. It’s funny that it is called express when all the trains seem to run on “Thai time” (up to an hour late). Nonetheless, about 13 hours later, we arrived and I am so excited! With hundreds of wats (temples) in Bangkok and not as much time as we’d like, we hit a few of the notable ones right away. We stood in awe of the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho; I couldn’t believe how huge it was! It’s over 151 feet long and covered in gold! (1)
Just when I thought nothing could top the giant reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, we went to Wat Phra Kaew. It is famous for housing the Emerald Buddha. (2) It was so beautiful and we were a little sad that we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the temple, but we wanted to respect their traditions. Instead we stayed there long enough to get a good memory of it.... oh, and we also picked up a poster at the stand outside.

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Posted by Team Thai 13:11

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This buddha looks intense!

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