Fabulous BANGKOK ! Would you please pass a temple!

IMG_1829 Meet our secret weapon in Thailand. Jane, our tour guide was simply fantastic. She is a professional tour guide who just happens to be a friend of one of my high school mates. She put together a “Best tour ever” for us!

There are a lot of temples in Thailand, you could wear out the shutter on the best of cameras if you even tried to snap them all.P1060003 Just inside the palace area alone it seems there are hundreds.P1050987 You can almost get sensory overload. Many are gilded and jeweled worth millions.DSCN2146 P1050981

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There is a lot more to Bangkok than just temples. We visited the flower market which has to be one of the largest in the world; open 24 hours a day, every day of the year! It is part of the culture of the Thai  people to buy fresh flowers each day for their homes and for their small temples they keep at their house.P1060053

A ride on the canals in a long tail boat is always a top Bangkok attraction.P1060009

P1060038These boats are powered typically by V8 engines from cars and trucks and seem to fly around the rivers and canals that lace Bangkok.P1060037 It is a beautiful city, very clean with old and new.P1050993

We finished the day with a fantastic dinner and show that covered the history of Siam and Thailand.

Bangkok was indeed a highlight of this adventure!