Earlier this year, I once again found myself assigned to a Bangkok trip. Since my visit to the Buddha I hadn't done much there except indulge in lots of yummy food, massages and shopping for DVDs at MBK department store. So, when I found myself there again I was determined to get out and see something worth seeing. Luckily, a couple of my colleagues were also wishing to do the same thing. After looking through some of the possible tours available, we settled on a day trip to go see the famous Tiger Temple.
Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua (Tiger Temple). We duly signed out consent forms, which basically said that if the tigers decided they no longer wanted chicken and ate us instead, that we wouldn't hold the temple responsible. Also that we wouldn't do anything stupid like run around pulling their tails or making sudden movements. Since it IS a temple, anyone with 'skimpy' clothing (sleeveless tops or anything baring above the knees) had to don a sarong or wrap before being allowed entrance. After a fairly unimpressive walk through some treed areas, spotting some cow/bison/buffalo looking animals, we arrived at the main attraction. Calmly lazing around in front of us, in a flat area dotted with trees, were some humongous gorgeous tigers.
|Standard after-lunch pose.|
|Seriously, how cute are they?|
|Interesting sign in the temple. Dudes can have at it, but the ladies are not permitted to even set a toe in the monk area.|
|Bunnies! Some kind of rabbit-shaped dumpling/cake in the supermarket for Chinese New Year.|
|Mmmmm, fresh juice!!!! :)|