Bangkok - Capital of Thailand
The Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun) is a symbol of Bangkok.
This 19th century Buddhist Temple was named for a Hindu
diety.  Such distinctions do not matter in this part of the
world.  The temple has a marvelous setting on Bangkok's
Chao Phraya River, and can be reached by ferry.      
Another temple I photographed while taking the
River Express, a boat that is rapid transit in Bangkok,
a great way to avoid the traffic jams.
Bangkok has so many golden Buddhas that I lost count.  This
one shimmered.  You will be seeing more on pages to come.
Traditional Thai costumes are rarely worn, but
these two young men were dressed in the old style.
I went hunting for the most photogenic pot of hot Thai curry
being cooked out in the open.  This red curry was the winner.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free video of this trip by clicking
on:
Ho Asked Me to Go