Mar 23, 2013

We have admired some splendid and glittering temples.

 On the fourth day, we were free the whole day. We have planned to do
sight-seeing in Bangkok city by ourselves. I was anxious that my plans
might not go well but everything went smoothly as expected.

 The breakfast at  “Century Park Hotel”  was tastier than I thought.
Even some Japanese dishes such as an velvet egg custard steamed in a
fancy tea cup, were served, which made us really surprised.

We rode a taxi from our hotel to our first destination.
I think the taxi fee in Thailand is very cheap. It took us about 20minutes to
Wat Phra Kaeo by taxi, but it only costs 95 Baht(300円位).
The young driver was very sincere and used the meter , so we didn’t have
any troubles with higher fixed fares.

View of the magnificent chedis in Wat Phra Kaeo, where the holiest Buddhist site
in this country is and houses the revered Emerald Buddha image.

The Royal Grand Palace is a glittering walled complex that houses several
palaces, all highly decorated with tiles and ceramics. Building began in 1782
when Bangkok was founded as the capital of Thailand.

Many ornated stupas and shrine were splendid and sublimed.

Before entering this main shrine, my daughter   slightly touched   on her
head with a lotus bud in water which she copied from other visitors and  
Thai people for good luck.


I’m so sorry that this picture is quite dark. The slight and obscure lightning
at the center part of the picture is the Emerald Buddha.
This Emerald Buddha which is housed in the central shrine is dimunitive
and this shrine was extremely crowded with prayers and visitors, so I was
not able to appreciate it well. It doesn't look like an Emerald but a golden one.


Grand Palace
This palace is very a beautiful place.  It's very clean and welel-kept.This palace is really in beautiful condition.


 This stylish trashcan is utilized in the palace.
 Dusit Maha Prasat Hall(ドゥシット・マハープラサート宮殿)
This building is a traditional architecture way of Thailand. There is a big chair for King inside. There is a big chair for the King inside

 Wat Pho features an enormous reclining Buddha and is famous as home
of the first Thai massage school

We joined my hands in front of the Buddha.

The large back of  Buddha’s foots.

My daughter is getting rid of the hundred and eight kinds worldly desires of human beings by throwing coins into one hundred and eight bowls one by one.

 Today, I saw lots of Buddhist images so I felt as if they purified my soul.
After this place, where do you think we would visit?
The continuation of the travel story will be in my next post.
Have a nice weekend!


rainfield61 said...

You and your daughter must be having a good time in Thailand.

Linda said...

Great post and photos.

kumittyi said...

Hi rainfield61!
Yes,we had an exciting time there.

Hi Linda!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

de engineur said...

great pictures of a great trip. I wish to see bigger versions of those splendid scenery.