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On the second day in Bangkok, we went to see Wat Arun – Temple of the Dawn.  It is built in the Khmer Style and totally different in design than almost any other temple that we saw.

Getting to this temple was very interesting.  We took a river taxi!  It was a very fun ride and watching the buildings along the river banks gave much insight to this culture.

Our Tour Guides - Todd and Karen

Our Tour Guides - Todd and Karen

Enjoying the River Taxi with Anika!

Enjoying the River Taxi with Anika!

High Rise style next to squatters shack!  A fairly common sight.

High Rise style next to squatters shack! A fairly common sight.

Once we arrived at Wat Arun, we spent some time walking around.  The temple is behind a wall.  It was a beautiful structure to look at, but once we all crossed the thresh hold taking us from outside the wall to inside the wall and looking at the temple, the spiritual forces could be felt.  Most of us had some sort of reaction to those forces and as a group we decided it would be best to just view it from the outside rather than hike the stairs up and see the inside of the temple.

Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn!

Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn!

One of the many statues at this sight.

One of the many statues at this sight.

This is amazing archetecture to view!  Very different from the other temples.

This is amazing archetecture to view! Very different from the other temples.

There is a small market outside the temple wall where we were able to do some shopping.  Most of us were thankful that the spiritual attack was not greater than it was and for God’s protection of His children while in this area.

It was a rather warm day while we were visiting here which also affected many of us.  However while we were at the market, a young Asian elephant was lead into an adjacent area.  We were able to feed the elephant which was about 6 years old.   Very fun!

Seeing the elephant - up close!  Very Cool!

Seeing the elephant - up close! Very Cool!

This elephant is 6 years old and still growing!

This elephant is 6 years old and still growing!

After a busy day, we were glad to have some down time and get ready to travel to Cha Am.

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