The second part of the tour was very enjoyable. We took a ferry across the river to the temple of the dawn. It was a really amazing older structure. The temple was also something one can climb. We went past the lower level of hell, up to the middle level of earth, and made it all the way to the upper level of heaven. I suppose one could consider Tue very top of the temple to represent nirvana. The stairs got steeper as the steps got higher so that at the top of the temple I was having trouble lifting my foot to the next step. It was a glorious view of the city and the river from atop the temple. After the dizzying descent from the temple we went to the canals. I really enjoyed seeing all the houses along the canals and was intrigued at how mixed the level of house was. There were mansions and shacks very close to each other. There were also decently large sections that had been destroyed in flood and never rebuilt. There were many temples along the canals and we stopped at one to feed the fish. They were of the giant catfish variety but the largest if the group were only two feet long or so. Jeremy got a beer from one of the random shop boats that was in the busier areas of the canals. Since we were going to be staying at Khoisan road on the way back through Bangkok we decided to just head back to the hotel.
November 5, 2013 at 7:13 AM