The Grand Palace & Temple of the Emerald Buddha
We went to the Grand Palace by boat like this one…
It went very fast and I loved being on it. For the Grand Palace we had to wear long sleeves and long trousers and shoes – it was boiling hot!!!!
When we went in, the whole place was glittering like gold and there were beautiful statues everywhere, and marvellous paintings with golden paint.
We still hadn’t got to the Emerald Buddha yet, or the Grand Palace- isn’t it fantastico!
Here it is…
Then it was through a doorway into the Palace grounds where we got a photo with the guard
There were lots of buildings that were covered in gold and a small museum of guns and swords, and then loads of cannons….
It was awesome.
We took the Canal Taxi to get here, it was like the river boat but went on a narrow bit of water. It went really fast, and really slow in the very narrow bits. Sometimes the water sprayed us as we went along.
We had to climb up lots of steps to get to the top and along the way were lots of bells to ring..
and at the top in the temple we lit incense sticks and said a prayer to Buddha. before we climbed up to the very top where there was a big golden dome and some gongs to beat and then there were more bells and gongs to hit on the way down again
We walked to a nearby park, and as we crossed the bridge we spotted something in the canal below…
this is a Monitor Lizard and a picture just for you Ahmed. It was as long as Mateo and me.
On the way back to the hotel we came across a flower market. If I could have bought them, I would have sent them all to you Amber xxx
Wat Pho and the Reclining Buddha
When we went to Wat Pho, I open my eyes, looked up to the sky and saw the sun shining on all those little fragment of mirrors making it look like gold. . Along a corridor there was at least 100 golden Buddhas in a row and it was fantastic .
On the way to the reclining Buddha, we saw young girls dancing. They were beautiful and covered in gold. and here are the one that danced
The reclining Buddha is an enormous statue, again all covered in gold. I felt amazed by his size and his beauty, his feet were covered with mother of pearls, recollecting his passage through earth before he reached Nirvana.
My stay in Bangkok was awesome. I also have a few more things to say but don’t want to talk about it now.
I missing you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx