Bangkok by Ozzie

We left Koh Tao at around 3 pm instead of 12,  under the rain and we took the catamaran then the bus to BKK, it was a long, very long trip we arrived at our destination at 9.30 pm. We took a taxi to our destination Udee Bangkok and stayed in a dorm for one night  and in the morning we stumbled across a little super mall and explored it 😉DSC 0011

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It was called terminal 21 and I think I know why. The mall was represented like an airport terminal and each floor was named after a capital city and was decorated accordingly: #G floor Rome, #Floor 1 Paris, #Floor 2 Tokyo,#Floor 3 London, #Floor 4 Istanbul, #Floor 5 San Fransisco, #Floor 6 Hollywood. It was like being there and the toilets (sorry) were amazing by the decoration linked with the city floors. DSC 0005 DSC 0033DSC 0035DSC 0036DSC 0026 these are the toilets, cool, don’t you think? Then we explored BKK a bit further; am-az-ing, it is honestly a-w-e-s-o-m-e. We stumbled across another place called Siam Paragon (thailand paragon)4 malls into one, it had: cinema in 4D, 3D, 2D DSC 0015 2DSC 0014DSC 0019 2and toy shop, electronics, etc.

After a bit more walking and searching we finally found a place to stay at, it was called Suk 11 DSC 0023 2DSC 0026 2.

The next day we went to the Grand Palace by boat. We had to have our knees and shoulders covered as a mark of respect to the religion, Buddhism.

The place was A.W.E.S.O.M.E, gold was glittering on every roof and the paintings on the walls were miraculously still intact due to the care and attention of the workers.

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Within the palace’s ground, there is the pagoda with the emerald Buddha. He is considered the most precious statue but I was surprised by his size, he is very small. We were not allowed to take photos and we had to walk in bare feet. I felt very special looking at this monument of worship and I felt privilege to be in there.

We then continued along the palace ground to see more displays of the king’s treasure.

We also went into the armoury an it was wicked to see the different kind of weapons they use to used but again we were not allowed to take pictures but we saw a great display of cannons DSC 0196.

We started to get hungry so headed back to the food market next to the palace and had lunch at one the different food stall DSC 0209.

The next day we went to the Golden Mountain. We got there by taking the canal boats at that was pretty cool, you had to jump into the boat and then it wizzed off again and the “driver” came by to collect the money. DSC 0009 3.

The golden mountain is a big golden stuppa where Thai come to pray and pay their respect (so did we) and it is surrounded by lots of bells and huge gongs.

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These are nuns putting money on a string DSC 0082 2 DSC 0095 2

We carried on along the streets and Mateo spotted an enormous monitor lizard DSC 0115 2 and the sheer size of it is what attracted me to it, it was as long as Luca.

We walked some more and stumble across the night flower market….this was spectacular.

Flowers absolutely everywhere, some loose some made as bouquet some made as offering….truly amazing. P1040002 P1040004 P1040006 P1030990 P1040013

On another day we went to the reclining Buddha temple, Wat Po. Some more gold and spectacular statues, rows and rows of Buddha P1040079 P1040075 but the most striking was the reclining Buddha, so long it was amazing P1040115. His feet were engraved with mother of pearls and recollected the story of his journey to reach Nirvana. It was breathtakingly beautiful. DSC 0224 2

That’s a wrap up from BKK and SUK 11.

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Ozzie

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  1. #1 by Pauline on February 9, 2012 - 11:50 am

    What a super record of your stay. I expect that this was a place that you enjoyed a great deal
    When Grampy and i were in Bankok we saw some of the statues but not as many as you are seeing. Love you lots , hopefully we will Skype again . Be cheerful and warm in the love we send to you NannyXXXXXX

  2. #2 by sonja pillet on February 9, 2012 - 11:57 am

    Merci pour les informations et les belle photos de BKK, les fleurs sont magnifiques, je me souviens aussi du bouddha couché très impressionnante le palais avec tous l’or, gros bisous et a tres bientôt Sonja

  3. #3 by Colin on February 9, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Excellent write up, awesome!!

    No Lego Budda or would that be disrespectful?

    You seem to be getting around and covering all modes of transport whilst you are at it..

    Enjoy yourself and keep posting

  4. #4 by Cameron Beeton on February 11, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    Hi Oskar I really like all your photos they look epic.
    We’re all really missing you in Didcot, I really wish I was
    Travelling the world. We have been busy at school, lucky
    For you you haven’t done Sats. We are in half term now
    And it has been snowing we have had lots of snow ball
    Fights. It was Isaac’s birthday yesterday so we had a party
    And lots of cake. I am in some relay races tomorrow for
    Swimming for the county. I’m going to Kye’s on Wednesday
    For a sleepover for his birthday. Hope to see you soon
    From Cameron

    • #5 by 5onajourney on February 15, 2012 - 1:03 pm

      Hey Cam u k I really would like you to ask your mum to make a Skype account it’s easy, free and awesome. I would like to see you on Skype and chat for free
      This is our Skype account : Jonandtania. See easy, efficient and exciting I’m really looking forward to seeing you again in person hope you are well

      Kind regards
      Ozzie
      P.S: send me your address when you get one ❤ 😉

      • #6 by Cameron Beeton on February 19, 2012 - 11:12 am

        Hi Oskar our skype account is
        XXXXXXXXXX it would be great to see you and speak. I am back at school tomorrow but want another week off we didn’t get much time to do lots this week. What is the best time to get you on skype is there a time difference?
        See you soon Cam 🙂

  5. #7 by Marie-Claire Davies on February 12, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!! I’m very jealous!!!

  6. #8 by Scot Peacock on February 21, 2012 - 10:05 am

    Hey Oskar, or Ozzie 😉

    Great wee diary you’ve got there. We’ll have to get a Skype going soon. I can now Skype on my new iPhone. I’m so hooked! I love it. It’s my baby. It purrs when I stroke it 🙂 But I was a bit freaked out the other night when I left it on the table during dinner. It started eating my chips!!!

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