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2016-05-192016-05-19

Day Seven

Wat Traimit - Wat Intharawihan - Wat Benchamabopit - Bavorn Niwet - Pom Pra Sumen - Wat Pho

It's hot, it's humid, it's messy, it's busy, it's loud, it's Bangkok! Armed with a list of temples we wanted to visit, we headed to the end of the subway line and walked to the first wat (temple), Wat Traimit.

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With Bangkok comes the TukTuk, a cheap taxi that gets you anywhere.

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We hopped on a TukTuk to our next wat, Wat Intharawihan.

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The next wat was Wat Benchamabopit.

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The final wat of our tour was Bavorn Niwet. We had rented a TukTuk for 50 Thai Baht to take us to these three temples.

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With the TukTuk driver getting tired of us (he kept trying to drop us off at suit stores, so he would get a commission, we didn't need a suit), we walked from Bavorn Niwet to the river to get the water taxi to our last temple.

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On our way to the river we came across this fort, Pom Pra Sumen. Built in 1783 to defend against potential naval invasions.

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The water taxi was a refreshing experience. A couple of minutes not beeing surrounded by gas fumes and moped/tuktuk noises was bliss. It took us to our last temple of the day: Wat Pho.

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The temple features a giant reclining Buddha.

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