After being dropped off by the tuk tuk driver, we resumed our planned itinerary, with a few modifications.
We took a look at the Golden Mount at Wat Saket:
Kent noticed kids sliding down the ramp next to the stairs:
The boy is using a flattened plastic water bottle to sit on while sliding down the painted concrete:
Sao Ching-Cha/Giant Swing:
The entrance to Wat Suthat:
This Buddha is sitting on Naga, a seven-headed snake:
Wat Lak Muang/City Pillar Temple:
The wall surrounding the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew:
We plodded on towards the Amulet Market. Well before, we ran into vendors selling all kinds of Buddhist amulets of all qualities. Shopping monk novices:
The ferry boat employee who threw out the rope and jumped ashore to land the boat, signaled the pilot with a shrill whistle:
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel:
The East Asiatic Company Building
We had dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which was made famous by hosting the likes of authors Joseph Conrad, W Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Graham Greene, John Le Carre, James Michener, and Gore Vidal.
Sunset from The Verandah:
Chicken and cashews: