Bangkok, Thailand

A Gallery of all the photographs I loved most in Bangkok including those that didn’t make it into a blog post!

The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Here you have an excellent view of the roofs of three of the architectural styles found in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as part of the Grand Palace – the Gold is Sri Lankan, the middle Thai, and the red roof is Cambodian
These roofs are amazing! I had a gazillion pictures just of the roofs from different angles but don’t worry, I won’t subject you to all of them!
The sun on that gold building! Also creates some wacky sillohettes for the other buildings
Back on my lamppost bullshit. But this lamppost just happens to be in the picture with the temple
The colours on these buildings are INSANE
Hermit Doctor – the patron of Thai herbal medicine and at the entrance to the Palace
There are 20 demons and monkeys around the base of this building – one of a pair built by Rama I to honour his mother and father.
And a close up of the Demons and Monkeys – the demons have shoes on, the monkeys do not. How incredible is this?!
There are 6 pairs of demons, one pair at every entrance to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha complex. They all face the Buddha to protect him from evil spirits.
Another pair of demons. Each one has a different colour, associated with the story painted around the entire complex (no pictures alas)
I just liked these monkeys hiding in the shrubbery, ngl
Reflections of incredible architecture in a lily urn!
A to-scale model of Cambodia’s Angor Wat was built as an offering to the Buddha and placed in the complex. It’s huge. Now on my bucket list to see the size of the real deal. In the background you can see two of the building styles – I think the left is Chinese and the right is Thai or Cambodian.
A close up of the detailing on the Thai-Cambodia architecture
Part of the Grand Palace
The Banqueting Hall of the Grand Palace
The second part of the Grand Palace. Again with the roofs!
The Temple buildings have a pretty impressive skyline.

Wat Arun – Temple of the Dawn

Wat Arun, from the ground
*add atmospheric and dramatic caption here…
The detail in these temples!
Look up!
Flowers and buildings – two of my favourite things to photograph!

Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha

A monk statue with some of Wat Pho’s wonderful roofs in the background
Spires!
More spires
The corners of the central section were decorated with this!
You could play hide and seek in these spires
Spires and Roofs
All around Wat Pho, there were water features with trees and small statues
Here is another
I assume these are guarding the gate, but I cannot confirm.
All around the walls of the central section are statues of Buddha in various standing poses. The seated ones are around a different courtyard.
Water features
Because I love flowers
The Wat Pho temple cats. There are five in these four picures!

Jim Thompson’s House and the Golden Mount

Umbrella decorations in Jim Thompson’s garden
The living room of traditional Thai houses (the style Jim Thompson was using) had the living room looking out over water as the entrance to the house. This is the living room, facing the canal
Flowers, lamposts, buildings…
These monkey’s look like various reactions to the number of steps..
View from the bottom
There were bells at every platform on the way up/down
More bells
Including small bell-chimes at the very top!
The Golden part of the Golden Mount with more bells
Chimes and golden spires
These golden leaves can have a persons name written on them and hung on the tree

Ayutthaya National Park

Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That
Some incredible sillouettes at Wat Maha That
Wat Maha That
A reproduction of what Ayutthaya would have looked like based on the ruins

Other Photos From Bangkok

There is a bridge where the supports have iron ship decorations
No idea what this place is but it looks impressive
There were some awesome examples of street art, but this was the only one I could get a photo of
Flowers along the canal
Motorbikes are incredibly common in Bangkok
As are Tuk Tuks and taxis
Pretty flowers
This building looks like it was made outo of pixels!

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