One Wat had a beautiful walking garden filled with signs that had Buddhist sayings.
We then set out to the Tha Phae Gate that is the main entrance to the walls that surround the city and onto the night market streets. The night markets here are beyond anything I have ever seen. You assume it is a simple linear line that follows the street, then you some how make a turn and you are lost in a market within a market somewhere inside what seems to be secret corridors but then you walk out into an open court yard full of people. This happened not only once, but twice. We did end up getting massages at one, and found a great food market and random talent show in another (there was some super awesome (????) lip-syncing with backup boy dancers, traditional Thai dancing and street dancing.) It was definitely a complex maze to say the least.
Things We Learned
- The ladyboys (male to female transgender) here have had fantastic transformations. You would never know if you didn't know what to look for (thank you San Francisco for my education in life).
- Tigers kept in cages that are constantly annoyed, pushed and poked to pose for pictures by its trainer is sad. Really sad. "Having morals sucks sometimes" - Duane