Stupas and Mythical Creatures
Hailed by CNN as one of the Greatest City to travel, Bangkok is a city of extremes! It features both modern city life and the beautiful shrines and golden temples – a reminder of the city’s Thai name, Krung Thep (City of Angels).
This was my first travel (2012) in the city capital of Thailand. The whole trip in Bangkok is one crazy and fun tuk-tuk ride. Besides the beautiful and cheerful people, Bangkok is visually incredible and a spiritual experience. It has marvelous shrines and temples, the night and Riverside markets, amazing local dishes, the reddest red light district, the street night massage and lots more to enumerate. Bangkok indeed holds up its reputation as a travel hotspot in Southeast Asia.
For “first timers”, the huge temples and shrines is an absolute must if you visit Bangkok. It is a great introduction to the luxury of Thai history. Their grand architecture and unique craftsmanship is so over the top and amazing, thus making every corner so picturesque.
- The Grand Palace (8:30 – 3:30 PM)
- Temple of the Emerald Buddha (8:30 – 3:30 PM)
- Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam) (8:30 – 5:30 PM)
- Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Get lost and be amused by the many attractions – and have fun taking pictures. That’s what I did!
Yaksha – (Thai: ยักษ์, YAK)
Yakshas are mythical demons that are traditional guardians of Thai Buddhist temples (wats). These (usually) benevolent spirits are often stationed at the gates of Buddhist temples and meant to scare away bad spirits from entering.
IN THE BUSTLING CAPITAL
The street of Bangkok is busy, noisy, crowded, wild and overloaded with amazing street food. But at the same time, it is safe, relaxed and great fun!
Here are some random photos I managed to capture.