Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bangkok Fever

Wow, I had lots of fun last week at Bangkok!


Climbing up the steps of Wat Arun was one of the scariest things I did. Hehe. No, actually, getting back down was more difficult than getting up. :P



Just my luck as I was there for Loi Krathong (Festival of Lights), which happens once a year. Locals supposedly hold the festival to ask for forgiveness for polluting the river... by making candles float on the river. Hmmm... I didn't get to make a wish, but I did have lots of fun watching people make wishes and place their candles on the water.


I was also there for the funeral of the princess (king's sister), so I saw some people offering prayers. She passed away in January but I heard something about them building a special temple for her. I also heard that they mummified her body and only cremated it on Saturday. Unfortunately, this meant closure of the Golden Palace (which I haven't yet seen), but at least Wat Pho was open so I was finally able to see the Reclining Buddha. I also wasn't able to go to Khao Sarn because alcohol was banned the entire weekend. That didn't stop some of us from drinking at home though. Hehe.


I wanna go back purely for pleasure next time. :)


The gala night Thursday night was oodles of fun. Hihi.

8 comments:

Lei said...

wheee!!!

imacgian said...

"Locals supposedly hold the festival to ask for forgiveness for polluting the river... by making candles float on the river." And eventually, polluting the river in the process. What a nice way to say sorry.

rach said...

hahaha... I know there are lots of good places to visit in Thailand but I've been reading the news lately -- medyo magulo ata. Like yesterday, the protesters paralyzed part of the airport, something like that.

moonpool said...

Yup, someone threw a grenade at the international airport... So passengers were all stranded... poor them.

Lei and Ton are there this week for training! But they texted and said that the area where they are now is relatively safe...

gladzalwayshappy said...

eck i wanna go back there... shop shop shop... hehehhe!

eggy said...

you want to go back for pleasure?? really? that says a lot squirt..hmm..

moonpool said...

What does it say? Hmmm?

Lei said...

it says... a lot. lol.