Grand Palace, Bangkok
Asia,  Thailand

Experiencing Thailand – visiting Bangkok’s temples and palaces [photo highlights]

We only had a short time in Bangkok, but we knew we couldn’t leave without visiting the Grand PalaceWat Pho and Wat Arun, so made sure we headed there before leaving the city to continue our Thai adventure.

We got there by taking the Sky Train to Saphan Taksin and got on the ferry up the river.

Dressing appropriately when visiting Thai temples

You have to cover your shoulders and have skirts or shorts below the knee when you visit Thai temples, and I would suggest that you take something light to cover up with. It was at least 35 degrees and extremely humid when we were there in June. I wore a cardigan and thought I was going to pass out a few times because it was so hot!

Dressing appropriately
Dressing appropriately!

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

The Grand Palace was truly beautiful and very peaceful, as you can see from our pictures.

Grand Palace, Bangkok
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Statue at the Grand Palace, Bangkok
Statue at the Grand Palace, Bangkok
Statue grand palace bangkok
Amazing detail!

The Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, Bangkok

We also saw the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, which is an incredible and very impressive 46m long, 15m high statue.

The Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, Bangkok
The Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, Bangkok

The best views of Bangkok

Finally, we climbed to the top of the temple at Wat Arun via some dizzyingly steep steps to see the best view of Bangkok in the whole city. It was an amazing view and a beautiful building, marred slightly by the humidity and having to climb down a sheer drop. Well worth a trip though!

Climbing Wat Arun
Climbing Wat Arun
A great view of Bangkok from Wat Arun!
A great view of Bangkok from Wat Arun!

 

Have you been to the Grand Palace or some of Bangkok’s main temples?


 

All images copyright Laura Beard.

Laura works for a charity as a communications manager and uses as much of her holiday as possible to travel the world. She loves to go on European city breaks as well as longer trips further afield and is keen to see more of the USA and South East Asia...

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