Bangkok boat 2 Bangkok boat 3 Bangkok stairsWe had to take a boat and cross Chao Phraya River to get to the buddhist temple Wat Arun, or temple of dawn. It is the best known landmark of the city.

I was in Bangkok for the first time in 1992 and saw this then. So now 22 years later, it was nice to see it again. This time though, I didn’t climb all the way up the temple. The oldest among us, 64-year old grandpa, was the one who managed it with no problem at all!

In the surrounding areas and boat stations, there were many shops selling bags, fans, traditional clothes and other handicraft. The shops by Wat Arun were cheaper than the ones near the boat stations.