Wat Arun (Entrance ticket: 50 Baht for foreign nationals): From Wat Pho, I went to Wat Arun, another important temple of Bangkok. It is also known as The Temple of Dawn, situated on the another bank of The Chao Phraya River, opposite to The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. There are various ferries operating between Tha Tien pier near Wat Pho to Wat Arun pier.
It has been the Royal Temple dedicated to the 2nd reign of Chakkri Dynasty. Built in a typical Khmer Art Style with a central prang (tower) in the middle, this temple tower symbolizes Mount Meru, the center of the world, in Indian Cosmology. The four-corner prang of Wat Arun, which house images of the guardian gods of the four directions, reinforces this mystical symbolism.
From the top of Wat Arun, I clicked of the most beautiful shots of Chao Phraya River, Grand Palace and nearby Skylines of Bangkok.
Nightlife at Khao San Road: In the night, I walked along the famous streets of Khao San Road to experience Bangkok Nightlife. Khao San Road doesn't look so alive during the day time, but in the evening, it wakes up from the dreams. Neon signs changes the surrounding in various colours, loud music starts coming out from the shops and restaurants, bear and wine price lists hang on the streets and people from all walk of the life stats pouring down at KSR, short form of Khao San Road.
And there are massage parlours, crazy vendors, street foods etc. Choices are many from insect foods to delicious fishes, soft drinks to beer bottles and cheap clothes to branded one..there's something to suit every mood, taste and budget.
After spending a day in Bangkok, I found this hectic, crazy and sinful city very adorable. Bangkok is a beautiful combination of old traditions and modern day globalisation. It can be a stressful city to start with all the noise, the traffic, the tuk-tuk drivers that tries to trick you, the scent on the streets, the hot and humid weather etc. But once you get past that you will find a city full of contrast, good food, friendly people, peaceful and colorful temples, great shopping etc.