This is on the opposite side of the river than we spent the day on...but I'm going back. You can climb on it...there are steps...don't think you can see them in this picture.
It's called Wat Arun. Reading about it, I learned it's one of the most symbolic landmarks. It's also called the Temple of Dawn or the 'prang'.
Construction of this was started during the reign of King Rama II (1809-1824) and was finished during the reign of King Rama III (1824-1851).
That middle tower is 76 meters (249 feet+) and it's decorated with thousands of tiny seashells and pieces of Chinese porcelain. It's 'protected' by demons and monkeys!
Her english was really good...she told us she's been here doing hair for 17 years!
This is her brother...
(See Angry Bird?)
We hopped on the boat, got to the BTS, rode one line to Siam, transferred to the next line...and made it back...safe and sound. It was after 11 p.m., so I'm not sure how late the BTS runs...but what an adventure today was...
Another great day in Bangkok!