Tiger Temple Lum Sum Kanchanaburi Thailand
This is the place what I was waiting for. From my childhood I read a lot about it. I just wanted to go and live the moment. Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno(Tiger temple), Forest Monastery located at Saiyok District of Kanchanaburi Province- 37 km of the highway no 323. The objectives of the monastery: Conservation of animals(specially tigers) and to propagate Buddhism. I didn’t book any tour package but still I did it. Here’s how i did it: 1) Took BTS sky train from Nana Station to Victory Monument- 8 mins. Sky train starts at 6.30 am. Then at Victory Monument ask anybody Mini Bus Station to go to Kanchanaburi. These Mini Buses are nothing but its actually a 14-seater van. 1st bus to Kanchanaburi is at 7 am . Every 30 mins you will get bus, it means next bus is at 7.30 am and so on. Fare: 130THB one way(while returning it was 120THB) Travel time: 2.30 hrs. 2) Then from Kanchanaburi Bus Station take the bus from PF-6(usually) No.8203 for Sai Yok and tell the driver that you want to get down at Tiger temple. The trip takes 30 mins. Fare: 30THB. 3) From the bus drop off point on the main road; one need to walk for approximately 2 kms. Look before you leap Please note that Tiger Temple does not arrange any tours or transportation to or from the temple. OR From Kanchanaburi bus station book a taxi which will take you to the temple and bring you back to the station. Fare: Purely based on negotiation. 4) Returning Same way to follow as above. OR What we did was, we booked a Taxi for 300THB(3 persons) which took us to River Kawi bridge from temple and then to Bus station.
Temple of Dawn Bangkok Yai Bangkok Thailand
Next up was Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. This one is probably one of Bangkok’s most recognised attractions; you just have to see how gorgeous it looks all lit up at night. Wat Arun also finds itself on a Thai 10-Baht coin, that should indicate to you how iconic a landmark it really is. Named after Aruna – the Indian God of Dawn, it is believed that after the fall of Ayuthaya the royal fleet of King Taksin, founder of the former capital of Thonburi, arrived at this location precisely at dawn, which is how it got its name. Located right across the river from Wat Pho, it is easily reachable by the Chao Phraya Express Ferry that makes trips back and forth from one side of the river to the other. Climbing up is possible, very steep and narrow steps lead to a balcony high on the central tower, and if you’re brave enough to attempt the somewhat intimidating climb, you’ll be rewarded with some fantastic views. The 79 meter high prang or Khmer-style tower is decorated with ceramic tiles and fragments of multi-colored porcelain which had previously been used as ballast by boats coming to Bangkok from China.