This shows that if people are willing to help, there are no barriers.
After this, I thought of making it to Wat Arun, as geographically I was close to this side. The other side of Chao Phraya river was the the Wat Pho and Khao San.
However, I took a bus to Wat Pho, as the heat was more and there were shading areas there, later afternoon making to Wat Arun by ferry and back.
The Fares Tally;
Maeklong to Ban Laem : 10 THB
Maha Chai to Wongwian Yai : 10 THB
Bus from Wongwian Yai to Wat Pho : 15 THB
Ferry from Wat Pho to Wat Arun and back : 8 THB
Bus from Wat Pho to Khao San : 8 THB
Total : ~ 50 THB
All this made me feel like going through a "Mission Impossible" series ! And it was quite thrilling.
The train journey is worthwhile for the following reasons;
1) The cost is hardly ~ 60 THB compared to 200 + THB by Tourist Transport Vans.
2) The Maeklong Train takes you out of the busy tourist market area in no time.
3) The train is not very crowded as tourists make it to a nearby Ampara Floating Market.
4) You get to see a glimpse of local and village life, and parts like the mini Chinatown at Maga Chai.
5) You get to interact with Locals.
Its only if you rise early in the day you will be able to make this return train journey by afternoon, saving you the remainder to see Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Grand Palace which takes the other half of the day cut-to-cut.
Some International trips are worth, and moreover these train rides simply make it worthwhile to experience local life and makes you learn in many ways, or at the least builds up your confidence to travel.
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