Tuesday, September 13, 2011

briefly bangkok

My flight into Bangkok meant I had to stay overnight for my trip to Myanmar.

So I found a cheap hotel near the airport that would pick me up from the arrivals level. Simple and clean and easy to book over the internet.

I arrived quite late in the evening, but as Air Asia had previously cancelled the next days morning flight to Yangon (formerly Rangoon) and put me on an afternoon one, I slept in and had a few hours to kill before I had to head back to Suvanavvusinabusinabhumirumitumi airport (well I can't remember..it's one of the tricky ones like Antananarivo.)

Fortunately there appeared to be a temple complex across the small river than ran behind the hotel. This gave me something to do for a couple of hours.


temple


another temple


yet another temple


one more temple


here's one I prepared earlier


spectacled statue


skeletal statue


infinite buddha


gold leaf statue


handrails to snag a cardie on


big buddha


2 statues - I had sunburn like this as a kid

* for those who notice such things - internet access in Myanmar was almost non-existent, so now that I'm home I am backdating posts to around the time they happened.

3 comments:

Dave Pryce said...

Hi Terry

I love your Myanmar blogs. It sounds like you had a great adventure. I especially like the "slow trains". Great photos too. I am anchored off Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait. It was a pity to miss you in Sydney. Keep me posted and I will; be back up in Sydney next year. A summer in Antarctica starts soon.
Have fun
Cheers Dave

Li said...

I read with great interest yours opinion about Myanmar.Have a nice day.

Lyngve Skrede said...

Suvarnabhumi, been there 20 times or so, easy name :-) I have much more troubles regarding the local full name of Bangkok, which is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit..........