Wat Traimit in Bangkok is home of the Golden Buddha – the world’s largest solid gold statue.
The Golden Buddha was discovered in 1955. A plaster buddha statues was dropped as it was being moved. The plaster cracked and the Golden Buddha was discovered underneath the plaster.
Buddhist monks praying in front of the Golden Buddha.
View of Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.
Guardian statue at Wat Phra Kaew.
Buddhist monk leading school group through temple complex in Bangkok.
The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok.
The Reclining Buddha is 15 meters high at 43 meters long.
A waterfall at Wat Pho.
An outdoor restaurant in a Bangkok where we ate lunch.
Thai baby at Bangkok street market.
Street food in Bangkok.
Golden Spire at Grand Palace.
There was a miniature replica of Angkor Wat at Wat Phra Kaew.
Thai Royal Guard at Grand Palace
A view of the Bangkok skyline.
We took this dinner cruise boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
View of the Ram VIII Bridge on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) from Chao Phraya River.
Entrance to the Patpong night market in Bangkok – a place where you can buy just about anything.
Wat Chai Chumphon Chana Songkhram in Kanchanaburi.
The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery contains the graves of POWs who died during the construction of the Burma Railway during World War II.
We visited the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai.
Statue of the Buddhist diety Guanyin located next to the Bridge over the River Kwai.
On the day before we left for home, the bus we were on crashed when it was driving down a steep and curvy road.
The front of the bus was smashed from hitting a tree.
The bus driver lost control of the bus and had to crash into the trees on the left side of the road in order to stop the bus. If he didn’t crash into the trees, the bus would have gone off the side of the road into a 50-foot deep ravine.
We had to walk to a resort in the middle of nowhere to wait for a new bus to get us.
My mom drinking a Chang Beer to calm her nerves after the bus crash.