Lunchtime in Bangkok


The longer I am in Bangkok the more I enjoy taking the River Taxi - apart from when I get an enormous splash that is though... Got the River Taxi at Witthayu Bridge and travelled to Phanfa Bridge.



This time I walked in another direction and found that there was Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall - but this had only guided tours so I would have to come back to visit here.



So I continued to the Victory Monument.



I did wonder whether these kids were all playing the same game? (I didn't ask).



Then it was time for a coffee - found a fascinating coffee shop - "Head above the Clouds" - devoted to Salvador Dali...



I was now on the edge of the original wall surrounding the city.




Then I came upon Wat Bowonniwet Vihara - a spectacular Wat with an amazing history - certainly worth visiting again.



Then onto the Khao San Road - not a lot changes here.



Wat Chanasongkhram Ratchaworamahawiharn วัดชนะสงครามราชาวรมหาวิหาร was the next visit for me - a temple which was very busy with people visiting to pay respects - I was not in very long.



Then behind I saw Loha Prasat Metal Castle - โลหะปราสาท - this was definitely impressive and I believe that it is the only Metal Castle in the World?



Then I saw a sign that this was the zero kilometer marker - I did not know this existed.



Then a visit to the Queens Gallery - beautiful...

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Paving Stones in Bangkok




Reading a number of emails everyday I noticed a story that kept coming back - that of the condition of the Paving Stones - so I clicked it and...




There was even a Facebook Page for it.



Then I looked at the paving stones...



Well I don't think that parking on them helps...



and the following week it was worse...



But then they fixed them - let's see how long they last...


So they put up protection this time...