878-Wat Phra Kaew – Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most sacred Bukddhist temple in Thailand. The main building houses the statue of Emerald Buddha. The temple site sits next to the river so you travel there by river taxi. The Royal Palace is next door so you can visit both of them with one ticket. There is a strict dress code. Men must wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves. No shorts or tank-tops. So, when it was 90 degrees and humid what are you going to do when you appear wearing shorts. They loan you long pants that you wear through out your visit. As you will see they fit me perfectly. Janine happened to be in a dress and had a shawl with her. So we were set.

I have never been to a site that was completely over the top. In fact the term “over the top” doesn’t even apply here. It is so far beyond. Everything is covered in gold leaf and glistens in the sun. Every turn gave a new angle for a photographer. So enjoy the shots.