So for our large family sometimes using the Tour agency is not to our benefit. So I did a little research to see how our family can go to the Grand Palace Temple and the reclining Buddha for the Fraction of price this tour agents are trying to charge us.
Well the tour agency will pick us up from our apartment and our total trip to Grand Palace and the reclining Buddha will be $400 for all 6 of us.
Now let me tell you what it cost us…..We took a meter taxi, got there and hired a tour guide by the gate, did the grand palace, did a 1 hour canal boat ride ( which is not part of the tour company program), did the reclining Buddha and took a taxi back to MBK mall…and all cost us $165…now tell me that’s not an awesome savings there…and all it took was a little internet research.
It was all worth it and now I think most of our tours will be self done…
some great pictures below
Selfie right in front of the Grand palace Temple
Europe meets Thai…building
Just before our Tour
funny story on this one…Monkey and the demon carrying the gold piece on their head. Money is laughing because he is in the middle and not stressing…demon looks mad because he is doing all the work…thats the story.
The demon who was bad at one point now is the protector of the Palace
OK now sure what this one is…
everyone had to take a pic…
I love this place…full of gold
another evil protector…now doing good
So this was at the reclining Buddha…the coin wish…you donate THB 20 and you take a bowl full of coins and you make a wish by dropping them into this pots…pretty awesome
She is wishing a lot
The reclining Buddha
We got a selfie in
Our Canal boat ride
Beautiful Canal boat ride
so we saw this signs at the Temple pretty funny and our tour guide also told us about it …you will think people will have a little more respect for the building and what it stands for…
what we saw while riding the boat…an aligator sun bathing..LOL!!!