Bangkok is home to a number of famous landmarks, including the must-see Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho, which is home to the famous Reclining Buddha. I decided to make use of my ThammasatU ID card again and managed to get in for free to yet another temple, Wat Pho, which is a lot less crowded than the Grand Palace but still unique in its beauty.
It’s not too far of a walk from the Grand Palace to go through all of the temples in a day, but with classes in the morning/afternoon and a one hour campus to Bangkok from our campus, it was quite difficult to squeeze in all of these things in one day. Thankfully, we have vans that take us straight from the Thammasat in Rangsit to the other campus at Tha Pra Chan, which is 5 minutes away from the Grand Palace. Most of my money has actually been spent on taxi rides and other forms of commuting, so we try to take full advantage of the vans as much as possible.
Lots of colorful and floral mosaic tiles decorating the chedis when you first enter in the beautiful Wat Pho.
Can’t help getting distracted from all the beautifully ornate decorations everywhere.
If I were a crow, I’d go bonkers in this place. (Crows are attracted to shiny things right? I think that was a thing in childhood stories…)
Bigfoot? Nah, just the famous Reclining Buddha. It was pretty hard to get good pictures with all of the people walking back and forth, and also just because this statue is huge and really long.
Made a dad joke on my Insta so I’m just repeating it here: “Chin up, Buddha-cup!”