Wednesday, November 03, 2010

One Night in Bangkok

Well, two nights actually, all thanks to the company.

Our annual trip organizing committee decided to go for a change this year and made it an international trip. So that’s how our lot ended up in Bangkok for a three day jaunt. What a bunch of lucky bastards we are.

My impression of the city is that it’s basically Colombo with more infrastructures, yet congested and fast paced. The people on the other hand seem more organized and really tolerant, all trying to get on with their lives.

Unfortunately it’s difficult to get the real feel for a country and its people by just visiting for a couple of days. You need to live there for some time to get the true pulse. They know that you are a tourist and treat you as such.

Enjoy the pics…




Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha


Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha



Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha

Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha



Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha


Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha


Street Life


Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple


Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple


Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple

Stained Glass @ Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple

Buddha Statue @ Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple


Buddha Statue @ Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple


Peace


Buddha Statue @ Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple

A Corridor of Statues @ Wat Benchamabophit, White Marble Temple


Sky Train track


Roadside shrine. There are plenty of these shrines by the road side dedicated to various deities. People stop by and worship them while going about their daily business.


Roadside shrine

Roadside shrine

3 comments:

Chavie said...

The Thai tendency to go to the shrine and worship while passing it amazed me. :D

Also, WHERE do you work? I want to work there when I get a job too! :D

Anonymous said...

You went to Bangkok for 3 days and spent your time visiting TEMPLES...??? What a waste of time and opportunity!

Dee said...

YAY I just got back too. Wasnt it lovely :D :D