So, here we are. Into our second week of a four week house sit in the suburbia of Bangkok. More precisely a community called Nakhon Pathom. It is a lovely home in a quiet, secure gated community with all the necessary amenities within walking distance. We are very much enjoying being home bodies and looking after two entertaining dachshunds. We did however venture out to explore Phutthamonthon, a huge Buddhist park not far from where we are staying.
We had read that the park can get very busy during the evening and on weekends, so we headed over on a weekday morning. This, I highly recommend. Other than the gardening crews and the occasional monk leading a group of school children the place was nearly empty.
Due to the massive size of the park and the ideal growing conditions, the areas out near the edges are a bit over grown. However the closer you get to the centre the more immaculate the maintenance becomes. No matter where we went in the park it was quiet and very peaceful.
The statue is at the centre of the park, with four stations representing Buddha’s life set in a semi circle around it approximately 300 metres out and 300 metres apart. Due to the heat we did not visit them all, but we made a good dent exploring the area.