I think I mentioned that Gorgeous Girl had the chance to catch up with a friend who used to live in PNG. She was invited to his birthday party and got to experience the magic of laser tag.
She had a great time.
One one of our trips down the river we got off at the stop to see the Wat Traimit – the Golden Buddha. My advice is to walk out of the car park by the mall to hire a taxi or a tuktuk (you will save yourself several hundred baht) to take you to the temple. The Wat houses the largest golden buddha in the world. For most of its history this magnificent statue had been hidden by a layer of plaster.
Around 40 years ago it was dropped while being moved and the plaster cracked revealing the gold underneath.
The story goes that it was originally covered up to protect it from invading armies during the Sukhothai period (1238-1438).
We also visited some night markets and partook of some delicious food. I’m a terrible blogger and forgot to take a picture before I started eating.
I did get a shot of Gorgeous Girl’s though. Thai food isn’t usually eaten with chopsticks, and this was kind of like Thai/Chinese fusion street food.
There were also delicious little snacks eaten on the go, but no pictures of them.
After a several days in Bangkok it was time to fly to Chiang Mai.