Bangkok, Thailand

We end our month in Thailand in the capital city of Bangkok. Thai recipes are now on the blog and I will be adding more in the next few days. We took a surprisingly comfortable overnight bus to get here, but we were zombies the next day. Bangkok isn’t much of a sightseeing city though. The highlights can be seen in an afternoon and the rest of the visit is just exploring street markets, eating mangos, and looking for buildings with air conditioning.

The palace and the famous reclining Buddha are right next to each other. The Buddha’s stacked feet are ten feet tall and he measures 46 meters from end to end.

There are a handful of temples clustered nearby, and our favorite was Wat Chakrawatrachawat Woramahawihan. It is not very interesting architecturally, but it has three live crocodiles in the lower courtyard. These guys rang from 7 feet to 12 feet long and two were fairly active. It was cool to see them waddle along and then open their mouths wide like they are waiting for a mini golf put.

While the temple had crocodiles, the park had giant monitor lizards. We watched a cat curiously prowl up to the lizard, shift around on its haunches, then bop the lizard on its head.

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