Yep, this is how it looks like when you visit Wat Phra Kaeo at high season. Tourists wherever you look at, you need to deal with it. Nevertheless, the temples are worth a visit for sure!
If you like wide angles lenses like I do it’s nearly impossible not to get tourists in the pictures. This can also be fun like I pointed out in an earlier article (my very first article on this homepage by the way). I created the wide angle pictures using my M.Zuiko 9-18mm on the Olympus PEN E-P5, for the details the M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8 or the M.Zuiko 60mm Macro were used on the Olympus O-MD E-M1 most of the time.
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Wat Phra Kaeo
Besides Wat Pho this is possibly the most famous temple complex. Lots of of stuff to see there so without futher ado – here are some photos ;):
I liked Wat Pho more than Wat Phra Kaeo but that is of course a complete matter of personal taste, both temples complexes are impressive. They are on a couple of minutes away from each other so it’s possible to see both sights on one day without any problems. One of the most famous sights in Wat Pho is the golden lying Buddha. Let’s see some pictures:
Wat Saket is also worth a visit, the temple of the golden mount is located on a hill so it’s possible to have a nice view on the city. It’s also located not far away from Wat Phra Kheo and Wat Pho so check it out.
I didn’t have a chance to visit Wat Arun but at least I made a photo at night :):
There are many more ointeresting temples to visit for sure – do you have any tips? Please write them down the comments!