Su­per Stu­pas

The Grand Palace/wat Pho

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are un­miss­able, but these joints are sa­cred so don’t wear your mink Kylies or have bare shoul­ders. Wear eas­ily-re­moved kicks as they’ll be on and off all damn day. Here’s the best way to do it. Start 9.30am lat­est. Take a ferry from Tha Ori­en­tal, the shared pub­lic/ pri­vate pier (by BTS Saphan Taksin, near Man­darin Ori­en­tal (see Ac­com.)), skip on­board, pay your six baht and en­joy the fab­u­lous Chao Phraya. Alight at Tha Chang Pier and fol­low the crowds to the Grand Palace. Get an au­dio guide and pre­pare to mar­vel. It re­ally is stupa-en­dous. Tie it in with a visit to the Mu­seum of Tex­tiles (see be­low). Whip your­self into a cab and cruise on down around the block to (which, if you’re fac­ing the river, is to the left of the Grand Palace). Stil­lies off and have a gan­der at the stun­ning Re­clin­ing Bud­dha. If you can stand the heat, stroll through to the Laura Ash­ley-meets-gaudí chedi court­yard next door. Parched? Walk back to­wards the river, turn left into Ma­harat Rd and take a right at the next lit­tle cross­road to find Soi Pra­too Nok Yoong. Pop into bou­tique bunny Arun Res­i­dence for sun­down­ers with breath­tak­ing Wat Arun and river views at aerie boho hang­out Amorosa (see Bars). Grand Palace 8.30am-3.30pm (ticket of­fice shuts 12-1pm. Typ­i­cal!)

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