What we did was wait at the park near Chang Ferry Station until the sun was low on the horizon and marveled at the beauty of Wat Arun.This Buddhist Temple is probably one of the most photographed and popular attraction in Bangkok due to to its imposing structure and strategic location along the bank of Chao Phraya river.
View of Wat Arun from the East Bank of Chao Phraya River
I didn't realize how extensive the Indian influence is to Thailand until I learned that Wat Arun actually based its name from a Hindu God Aruna who is personified as the radiations of the rising sun.
Well, Buddhism is the prevalent religion in this country after all which originated in India.Wat Pho (and I assume many other temples in Siam) also have Indian influences.
Speaking of expensive River Cruise at Chao Phraya River.Just to give you an idea, a
Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River usually costs $50. You can have a similar experience (less the meal) for only a few Thai Baht is you give a little time for research and ride the passenger ferry instead.
We then found our way to Central Ferry terminal and transferred to the sky train to meet Gideon who is a high school classmate/ friend of our.He happens to be working as an English teacher in an international school there.We had dinner together at MK Suki Siam Station which will be the subject of my next post.
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