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Bangkok, Thailand

(1st - 6th March 2007)
Another trip with my 'Travel Buddies'


Arrive at Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Taking the airport bus to Sukumvit.


Met up with Shoo Chan and Chia. Walk around in Bangkok.


Looking for food.


'Bangkok Eye' ? We also have a giant ferris wheel in Kuala Lumpur.


The portrait of the King is everywhere.


Our tour guide explaining something.


We are now at Bang Pa In, summer palace of the kings of Thailand,
with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture


Elephant bush ...


Chinese architecture at Bang Pa In


Chinese Temple


One of the attractions in the ancient city of Ayutthaya.



Chedis, monastery ... in Ayutthaya



Buddhas have been chopped up by ancient souvenir hunters, some of them looking for gold hidden in Buddha statues.


Elephant ride.


The famous thing in this temple is the Face of the Buddha
with a tree growing around it.


Old temple ruins.


Back to Bangkok after the tour.


In front of our Hostel in Sukhumvit 25.


Food ...


Yummy, trying out the roadside foodstalls... noodle soup with pork satay, and
otak -otak.


3 of us sharing the food. Its only tea time.


Walking around Bangkok, shopping area.


Meet up with Maneerath after work.


Dinner at Cabbages and Condoms restaurant.


Nice place... cheers!


Food.


Condoms used in a creative way ..... hmmm.. lampshades ..


condom umbrella


Next day, on the way to Kanchanaburi. Crossing Chao Phraya River.


Maneerath and her brother rented a car for our trip to Kanchanaburi.


Breakfast.


Snacks.


Breakfast .. trying out the different types of 'Kuih' (cakes)


Maneerath and her younger brother at the train station, getting train tickets.


Death Railway(World War 2 history stuff)... The Bridge on the River Kwai
Many war prisoners and laborers died building the railway track because they were forced to work under appaling and inhumane conditions.


Photo shoot ...


Here comes the train ...


Numerous stalls selling souvenirs, t-shirts etc.


Time to get on the train.


Peanuts


Food on the train... yummy


Corn


This part of the railway tracks where it curves, its a good opportunity to take photo.


Hellfire Pass museum / memorial ... we learn about the suffering of the thousands of POW and labourers that built this railway track for the Japanese army during World War 2.


On the way to Tiger Temple.


Line up and take turns to quickly take pictures with the tigers. I can't wear my pink shirt otherwise the tiger will eat me.


Zzzzz ....


Maneerath and the tiger.


Big pussy cat ...


Ok its time for the tigers to go home ...


Tiger cubs.


Wild Boar ... piggy piggy ..


Tourists looking at all the animals ... horses, deer, cows, wild boar, peacocks ...etc..


Walking around a Buddhist temple ...


Walking around a Buddhist temple ...


Walking around a Buddhist temple ...


Cemetary


Group photo ..


River Kwai Bridge .. the view from the restaurant ...


Time to eat more Thai Food .. Tom Yam Kung ...etc


Help yourselves to some bananas


Next morning ...


Another war cemetary in the middle of town.


Breakfast


On the way back to Bangkok, stop to buy snacks.


Another temple ...


Temple


Pork ... we bought some 'Siew Yok'


Back in Sukhumvit hostel, thanks to Maneerath and her brother.


Skytrain


Chatuchak Weekend market.


Coconut ice cream. Hmmm .. how come they don't have this in Malaysia.


Porridge dinner in Chinatown.


Subway


Next day, we take a half day tour to floating market. Our guide showing us some 'fighting fish' at the coconut suger factory ..


Busloads and busloads of tourists !!!!!


Group photo.


Floating Market


Traffic Jam. Keep your fingers in the boat or it will get squashed...


Me again ....


Walking around


Stop at handicraft centre ...


Handicraft centre ..


Bangkok Grand Palace Statues


Bangkok Grand Palace Statues


Close up of the designs on the palace / temples


Close up of the designs on the palace / temples


Chedi


Bangkok Grand Palace


Bangkok Grand Palace. Mixture of Thai and European architecture.


Bangkok Wat Pho Reclining Buddha


Taking a ferry


Chao Phraya River


Aerobics at the park


Dinner at Mango Tree


Shoo Chan trying out the foot massage


Me and the Thai Massage lady.


Nice.


Lunch before we leave and go to the airport. Durian and rice dessert.


The new airport.

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