On my first day in Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit I wandered in-between temples!
Oh wait, confused?!
I was as confused as impressed! The 21 words written above compose the official name of Bangkok. Thai people shorten it to just Krung Thep, which means “City of Angels”. It is the longest place name according to the Guinness World Records.
But that wasn’t the only thing that impressed me.
It was the pallet of colors I found in the walls of Bangkok, and by that I mean the Buddhist Temples! Authentic pieces of art stand scattered across the city! Each temple agglomerates a collection of astonishing structures that hold different functions within the Buddhism culture.
White walls framed with flower-patterned porcelain tiles, others with gilt walls, covered in shiny red and green tiled roofs. A feast to the eyes that I tried to capture through my lens:
Wat Phra Kaew – Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Wat Arun – Temple of Dawn
Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha