One Morning in Bangkok

by Andrew Stein

I have a long layover in Bangkok between arriving on the overnight bus and departing on a plane to Vietnam later in the day. I realize that college classmate Nithya and her cousin Sangita are in Bangkok, coordinate a plan to meet up, and we make the most of the morning. In a short time, we wander through the Bangkok Flower Market, see the largest golden Buddha in the world at Wat Traimit, and window shop at the several story MBK in the center of town, all before settling down to a Thai lunch.

Bangkok market

The Flower Market had more to offer than just flowers

largest golden buddha

This 3 meter tall Buddha is made of solid gold