Our next stop was the incredible huge reclining Buddha at Wat Po Temple. I reckon they had bin reclining because if they had created him standing up they would have required a bigger temple! You only get a sense of the size by standing next to him.
It seemed to me that there were endless things to photograph as I went around the palace – from the little kids delighting at the carp in the bowl to a huge bees’ nest hanging from a beam up high, dripping with honey. There were the huge buildings and the tiny details, the colours and design. All set out so eloquently.
The Royal Palace was massive – with amazing grounds, buildings, decoration, statues and art. So impressive. I couldn’t stop taking photos. There was always something else that was incredibly beautiful.
I wasn’t sure what to expect – water puppetry??? Sounded a bit strange. Not speaking the language made it difficult to follow the story but it was very visual. Brightly coloured fish, monsters, people and gods zipped about.
At the crocodile farm you could fish for crocodiles. With a long stick, a long piece of string and a piece of chicken, you could walk out on a platform behind a fence, dangle the chicken and entice the crocodiles below to lunge into the air.
The speed and height the crocs to jump to was scary. You did not put your hand over the fence!