Photo Diary: Wat Saket - Bangkok, Thailand

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The day after the farewell ceremony of my grandmother, my family and I decided to visit the historic temple Wat Saket also known as "The Golden Mount or Mountain" in Bangkok.

Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

There were around 300 steps to climb up to reach the top of the temple which was actually a pretty good exercise for me (make sure you have a bottle of water with you - it is very needed). It's about a 5-10 minutes walk. If you really can't make it, there is a small coffee shop for refreshment half way up.


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร


On the way up to the top you will discover beautiful statues, tropical plants, lotus ponds, and series of bells to ring on.


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร
Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

When you reached it you will be rewarded by the spectacular views of Bangkok. I recommend coming in the early morning so the sun and the heat won't kill you over the day. :)


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร



Inside the prayer hall you can admire the beautiful Buddha statues.


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร


Lighting candles and incenses for worship.


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร


Shiny gold leaves can be directly attached to a lying Buddha.


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร

A small stupa which houses relic of the Lord Buddha inside the center of the temple. You can leave a donation there if you want to.


Wat Saket, The Golden Mount, The Golden Mountain, Bangkok, Thailand, Travel, ภูเขาทอง, วัดสระเกศราชวรมหาวิหาร



We didn't stay at this peaceful place too long, because we were invited to a special dinner in the evening. I really enjoyed it though. It was nice and quiet.




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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


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@cheonhwajones on INSTAGRAM #6

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A little glimpse of my trip to Thailand. All these photos were taken with my phone via Instagram:

1. Sitting and waiting for my flight to Thailand at the Tokyo airport // 2. On the day of the ceremony we scattered the ashes of my grandma into the water. Flower petals where thrown after her.

3. Trip to the Golden Mountain in Bangkok // 4. The view to the temple Wat Saket.

4. Doing the wai with Ronald McDonald at the Mega Bangna mall // 5. My brother and I joking around while we were waiting on our sushi.

6. Short visit to Hua Hin. I saw so many of monkeys at the Khao Takiab temple.  //  7. Messed around with the little crabs. It was actually a short video. You can check it on Instagram. :)

8. A good friend of my father's invited us to the Black Mountain Golf Club for some coffee and dessert. // 9. A quick selfie before the visit to the temple where my great grandfather is buried.

Got a new hair cut at Me Jung Won Hair Salon inside The Mall in Nonthaburi. I wish I could style my hair like this, but I really never have time, like seriously :D :( . I was very happy with my hair cut and style though! Thank you so much!





Update

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hi lovely readers,
I apologize for the long absence on my blog! So many things has happened lately.
In July which was last month my grandmother has passed away.  I immediately had to fly to Thailand. I had so many mixed feelings during my trip to this country. I was very sad because I wanted to see grandma so bad before she passes away due to her age, but I wasn't able to come and then it was too late :'(. At least I could say good bye to her ashes in person. Then at the same time I was happy and excited because I could see my family and relatives again. It felt good to see almost everyone again after such a very long time.




May you rest in peace! I know you are in a better place with grandfather now
Love you!


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