We decided to make the most of our last full day in Bangkok and went to Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. This is similar to the Royal Palace as the grounds are just beautiful.I It is difficult to describe the splendour of the wats and walking around is so relaxing and lovely. So serene and peaceful, despite the heat and humidity. Even Livvy enjoyed this one as it was so much quieter than the Royal Palace and easier to walk around.
We got a taxi there and back, but the traffic was really bad and it took us a long time to get back. Immy wasn’t feeling too well on the way back, so the rest of us went looking for Converse in the Banglampu market. This turned out to be the huge numbers of street stalls at the back of our hotel and no converse were to be found, we decided to go back to Pat Pong night market instead.
We had another wander around KSR and then went to get some more cash for tonight, but after several tries the bank refused to give us money. We Facetimed David who phoned the bank and found they had only activated his card so they activated mine and all was well, more shopping could be had after all.
In the evening we were caught in a massive downpour en route to Pat Pong so dived for cover in one of the restaurants and had something to eat while a man in a strange hat came on his moped with a guitar on his back and started to entertain us. Very nice. The only thing to slightly ruin the atmosphere was the couple of touts trying to sell us scorpions to eat. Hmm, no thanks.
Managed to get four pairs of Converse and Vans to keep all the kids happy and headed for home where we had a lovely shake at the end of KSR, the same place we had them the first time we all arrived in Bangkok two years ago.