Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Big Rain In Bangkok...



Thought I would share a couple of snaps from one of my favourite countries in the world, Thailand, over the next couple of days…

The Grand Palace is one of the more popular tourist sites in Bangkok, and consists of a collection of beautiful temples and royal residencies built over the last 250 years or so.

The picture doesn’t truly show it but it was absolutely lashing it down with rain the day I visited. The climate is very humid in Thailand, so a massive all out proper downpour is quite common – none of this mild showers business that we get over here. So, having been on a work trip out there for two weeks, and on one of our first days off, we hopped into a tuk tuk to get to the Palace and a few minutes later the heavens opened in a big way. The roads are quite busy in Bangkok at the best of times – but hairing around in a tuk tuk in a massive huge great downpour was just complete carnage - and massively fun to boot!

Still, the elements didn’t stop me from standing next to this statue of a ninja chap, although it did ruin the hairstyle a little bit.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next time you go to Thailand I will tell you where most of the statues are mad.If your there let me know and I will email you some interesting venues. Comes to mind head out to Lopuri (monkey temple) and see the giant Monkey statues along the road. Historic capital Ayutiya has a great temple but also many artisans that carve from stone around the city. hire a Tuk Tuk and ask him to take you to the carves locations...real nice stuff but real heavy to carry. In Chaing Mai head out to Bahn Twai artisans area. We make our Cigar store Indians there..lots wooden craft!
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Anonymous said...

Try to stay around Thailand for Thai New Year later in April. Called Sung Grund it celabrates the "hotest day" of the year and the comming of monsoon rain season. It is customary for everyone to pour water over each others especially " Farongs" or foriegners. Real wild time!
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John said...

You've been infiltrated by the Thai Tourist Board...

Anonymous said...

Or Thamrong

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