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.