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Rattanakosin Island

January 4th, 2011

In November a friend of ours was visiting from the States so we took her for an epic walk in this brutal heat around Rattanakosin Island. Some of the notable places we visited, all on foot : ), include:

Wat Ratchanaddaram (also known as Loha Prasat), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only remaining metal-based Buddhist temple in the world. Its architecture was inspired by Sri Lankan-style temple.

Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand located on Chaophraya River. Plenty of delicious and affordable street foods.

The Grand Palace, which we didn’t get in because it’s closed at 3 pm.

Golden Mountain Temple Fair at Wat Saket, one of the largest annual fairs in Bangkok, which usually happens around Loy Krathong festival. Golden Temple Fair has been traditionally held every year for more than a hundred years.

Sao Chingcha (The Giant Swing), a religious structure that was used in Brahmin ceremony, now a tourist attraction.

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