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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Home - Journeys - Holiday Thailand 2017 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rows, rows, rows ....

Rows, rows, rows ....

Grave monument.

Grave monument.

Tonight we slept at the family in Latkrabang.

We are going to Sanam Luang today.
The buildings that were erected there for the cremation of King Bhumibol can be viewed, and Pia would like to go and see it.

We take a taxi to the Latkrabang Airport-link station, and then with the airport link to Phaya Thai, the end station. There we take another taxi to Sanam Luang.

It is getting busier, and when we get out, large groups, especially school children, are waiting in line.
We can continue as normal until we reach an access control. We have to go through a control gate, and Tom has to show his passport. Then another control gate.
We get bottles of water, and if we want a sandwich. And we have to wait until we can continue. To wait, large tents have been set up with long rows of chairs. People from one row further on may enter the terrain. New visitors are led to a new row.
It all seems pretty well organized. There is a lot of police, who are very friendly, there are first-aiders, free parasols are lent.

After fifteen minutes it is the turn of the seats where we are sitting, and we are allowed to continue.
It is difficult to take pictures, it is very busy, and the space is not that big.
A lot of effort has been put into making these temporary buildings.

When we have seen enough, we walk along Wat Phra Keo and the palace to Tha Chang for a bite to eat.
There is also a lot of control at Wat Phra Keo, also gates. Little seems to be left to chance.

After having something to eat, we walk to Tha Tian to have a look at the market for dried fish.
And Pia buys some things against anything and everything at a small medicine shop.

Then we want to return to Phaya Thai by taxi. The driver tells after five minutes that he does not know the way, whether Hua Lampong is also good? It is very busy en route, so we think that's good too, then we'll take the metro there, and transfer to the Airport Link.
The metro is quite busy, so is the Airport Link, but we are in Latkrabang within half an hour.
We take a taxi home there. We have a wrong driver, the man is grumbling all the way on the traffic. This man really needs to look for other work.

We buy some food close to home.

Written on: 2017-11-17


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