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9th day visiting Jim Thompson's House

On the canal down from out hotel Bangkok

sunny 35 °C
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It was so hot today as least 35 degrees celius so we were not to happy. We decided to leave our hotel after lunch and take a canal boat to Jim Thompson's House. He is a famous American who encouraged village Thai people to make their traditional Thai silk for people. He started the Thai Silk Company and sold all their beautiful silk around the world. We saw the traditinal Thai house he built in the city and all the things he collected over the years. We were told he went on a holiday to Maylasia where he mysteriously disappeared after going into the jungle he was 61 years old. He left his house and all it's belonging to the people of Thailand as he had no family and the Thai people made it into a museum and art gallery. It also has a nice restaurant where we had a nice cold fruit drink and beautiful gardens as well.

After we did that poppy hired a tuk tuk driver to take us to Central World to cool off. Nanny told the tuk tuk driver we didn't want to go to jewelry shops or tailor shops so she negociated a price and he took us straight to where we wanted to go. We loved riding in the tuk tuk. There was so much traffic! We asked poppy if we could go on one again and he said yes! When we arrived at Central World it was so nice to be in airconditioning. There were bands playing and lots of people having fun. The best thing about Bangkok is how lively and exciting it is. All the people around makes it exciting. Poppy took us to watch taffy being pulled and we bought some different flavoured taffy it was so yummy. Then we went on a 3D ride and it was pretty scary. Nanny went with us as poppy said he would get sick if he went on it.

We told nanny we felt like pizza so we went to this great Pizza place called Pizza Company. They have the best pizzas nanny liked the italian sausage. After that we took the boat home. We walked by a couple of gods where people were leaving offerings. They had animal figurines placed all around the statues but we don't know why. After that we caught the canal boat home and then went for long swim. It was still 32 degrees celius at 7pm.

Posted by Tom.Ethan 03:47 Archived in Thailand

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