In Bangkok, gold was everywhere! From The Grand Palace, temples, royal mansions, statues and buddhas, everything shined in ornate gold day and night. Most noteworthy was the temple complex, Wat Pho, made up of several temples and home to over 1,000 buddha images and statues. One of my favorites was a chapel housing the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest in Thailand. Was Sunhat is another must-see temple with an array of gold buddhas.
This guy was definitely my favorite! You can find him at the Wat Phra Kaew, the most sacred Buddhist Temple in Thailand. Visit Wat Arun during the day but at night take a water taxi past this temple. It’s one of the most beautiful Bangkok sites at night. When visiting the temples, make sure to be respectful and follow the strict dress code. Men are required to wear pants and sleeved shirts while women need to wear in long skirts or dresses; also with sleeves. In case I’m not wearing a sleeveless dress, I always bring along a cardigan that is easy to throw on to cover my shoulders. Also note that you will need to remove your shoes before entering the temples. If you don’t want to leave them outside with everyone else’s shoes, bring a bag (and shoe bag) large enough to toss them in.
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