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24 Hours in Bangkok

After 20 hours in the air, I’ve finally made it to Bangkok!
I made sure to get out the door as early as possible this morning to give myself time to explore. With only a day in the city, I decided to narrow down my options and see the most popular sights, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. I skipped the Grand Palace because I didn’t want to pay the $16 entrance fee.

From my hostel, Wat Pho is a 1.8 mile walk, and for some reason that sounded like a good idea this morning. Of course, I got lost and wandered around the inside of some random college for 20 minutes before popping out (coincidentally) at the perfect street.

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The most popular area in the temple is the massive Reclining Buddha. At 50 feet tall and 137 feet long, it was breathtaking and impossible to capture in a photo.

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The grounds were beautiful! You could spend hours walking around looking at the detail of the architecture.
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Next, I crossed the street and boarded the 3 bhat (10 cents) ferry across the river to Wat Arun.

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I climbed up the steepest steps of my life to the top of the temple but the view was well worth it.

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