Bangkok 02 01 Luang Pho To Buddha Statue [6 of 27]
We met a nice man on the way to the Grand Palace, who told us it was closed this morning. Although I had read of this scam, I was feeling great and compassionate and wanted to see how it played out. He mentioned that he could get us a private tuk-tuk tour to show us around some of the Bangkok sights for only a hundred Baht. We took him up on his offer. As long as you are willing to say no to the shopping portion of the tour, itís great fun indeed. Our first stop was at Luang Pho To, a gigantic 32m x 11m statue of Buddha, built starting in 1867, and covered in 24k golden mosaics. The topknot of the Buddha image supposedly contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka.