wat pho temple – bangkok, thailand

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our last activity before heading to suvarnabhumi airport for our flight back to singapore was the city tour.  we boarded a ferry at si phraya pier and alighted at tha tien pier.  our first stop was the wat pho temple, the home of the biggest reclining golden buddha.  just like in bang pa-in palace, one should wear proper clothing to enter the temple.  if you are wearing sleeveless and shorts, you can borrow some green robes for free.  you also have to take off your footwear and put it inside a blue bag.  while roaming inside the temple, i saw some people putting coins inside a steel bowl.  i was really curious in what they were doing but i did not have the chance to ask.  i was also hesitant to ask them because i did not want to break their concentration in what they were doing.  i’ve read that people who come to the temple put coins on the steel bowl for good luck and also for the upkeep of the temple.  when you are already done wandering inside the temple, you can also check out the many stupas within the vicinity of wat pho.  by 5pm, we decided to go to the grand palace but when we asked the security guard for some directions, she told us that it was already closed.(it closes at 3pm)  so we decided to end our thailand trip and head to the airport so that we could already check-in, freshen up and eat our dinner.  even though it was so sad to bid goodbye to thailand we have to go back to singapore.  we have to go back to work for us to save again for our next destination.  oh well…  till next time thailand.  i will definitely come back.  but for now, i have to save up and explore other countries.

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