Tagged With "Bangkok"

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Re: Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

Mac ·
Lovely photos and blog Karl. Refreshed my delightful memories of our visit there. One other word of advice for the end of your tour is to visit the Massage School which is in the temple complex and have a relaxing and rejuvenating massage - feet or more depending on time available.
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Re: Gallery: A Beautiful Building in Bangkok

PHeymont ·
Even the furniture is lovely...and I'm glad to see they have not abandoned their card catalog. I love computer searches, but I would never want to lose years and years of librarians' and patrons' notes on those cards...
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Re: Gallery: A Beautiful Building in Bangkok

DrFumblefinger ·
What an elegant building. Like stepping back in time 100 years! Thanks for sharing this special place with everyone!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to see that Buddhist bibles are placed in the bedside draw. Just like a Gideon's bible. Really is an amazing read ! Full of proverbs like : "A man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife !"
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

PHeymont ·
Incredible!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Well thank you, esteemed Gurus! It is just SO photogenic and almost surreal in its beauty and exotic creatures. A continual "trip" to experience. And how do you ever truly capture the "essence" of the temple.... Just keep trying I guess....
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an amazing place, Mac. I've visited it four times and would go back the next time as well. Your photos do it great justice. They only thing they don't capture is the heat and humidity!
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Re: Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Rob ·
I've looked at your photos 10 separate times already and each time I look I'm more amazed!What a sight!
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Gallery: A Beautiful Building in Bangkok

PortMoresby ·
On a quiet side street in the Silom district of this dynamic Southeast Asian capital is a peaceful oasis which, after a number of visits to the city, I only found by accident.  I’d booked a room in a hotel, the only redeeming quality of...
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Bangkok Airport apologizes for Snake found on Luggage Cart

DrFumblefinger ·
Bet you're glad you weren't the passenger who found a snake coiled on a baggage cart!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 25, 2014: Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr.Y ·
   Wat Pho is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha statue in Bangkok, adjoining the Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district.  This statue generally is thought to represent the dying Buddha, about to attain Nirvana.  The Wat Pho...
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Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand. Where Gumbo Was #40

DrFumblefinger ·
The TG audience has become very proficient at solving our travel puzzles!  Kudos to Mac (with contributions from Jonathan L and Andre P) for nailing it!     TravelGumbo has featured this temple complex before.  DrY presented a...
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Wat Phra Kaew (Jade Buddha Temple), Bangkok, Thailand

Mac ·
Amongst the most magnificent sights in Bangkok is the Wat Phra Kaew temple, or the Temple of the Jade Buddha. It is a riot of gilded and colourful figures in a very concentrated area within the grounds of the King's Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is...
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London claims honors for most-visited city...again!

PHeymont ·
  MasterCard Global Destinations Index   Based on projections for the rest of this year, London is again claiming victory over arch-rivals Paris and Bangkok for the title of most-visited city. It's held the honor 5 times in 7 years,...
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