All that's new and interesting
As I've said before, this is one of my favourite things to see in Bangkok. This time it was a school trip (To find out about the costs and benefits of tourism, if you're interested.). We were supposed to go to the Grand Palace but it was felt that it would be absolutely rammed (correctly) so this was the substitute.
Although you don't always go exactly where I would have chosen (been here before so somewhere new for preference), it does mean I get to go to some cool places. I didn't even have the hassle of having to organise this one. Nor is it just a jolly, however, please note. There is a proper educational purpose to the trips and you are legally responsible for a bunch of teenagers. So, all the jokes about counting people and nagging about seatbelts do have a purpose. Having said that, it doesn't mean that it isn't a pleasant change either.
These are just a few shots taken with my phone. Their purpose was to back-up the evidence the students were collecting on tourism, but a bunch of photos of scruffy 15 year olds huddled over clip-boards wasn't that exciting to be honest.
Enough justification! This is about me so.....
One of the things I really like about Wat Po is that apart from the amazing Reclining Buddha, there is a whole complex of interesting stuff. In the past I have just focused on the HRB but this is to be about the rest of the comp;ex. For example the string of small stupahs below.
and these odd looking guard statues. They stand at gates to different parts of the temple and are 3-4 metres tall.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them