10 February 2007
This time, while coming back from Taipei, I had 9 hours of waiting time at Bangkok Suvarnabhoomi airport. Instead of wasting time at the transit hotel, I decided to visit some of the places in Bangkok. Getting a on arrival visa for Thailand was simple and it just took some 5 minutes to get a visa, clear immigration and customs.
The tour opeartor at the airport suggested the temple tour which could be covered with the available time. I was joined by another Bangalorean.
The victory monument at the center of the town.
The Wat Benchamabophit temple or Marble temple.
It has 40 Buddha statues in different styles.
If one has some 6 hours of waiting time at Bangkok airport, then this tour can be taken.
On arrival visa charge : 1000 Baht
Airport tax : 700 Baht
Tour cost : 20 US$
Labels: Abroad, Buddhism, Temples, Thailand, travel