Today we are taking a boat ride up the Perfume River. We get up early and motorbikes wizz us to the boat jetty. We get on-board the big boat and soon enough we are cruising up the river.
Our first stop is at the big Pagoda. It’s an impressive building with stunning views over the river.
Back on the boat we cruise a little further and then take motorbike to a temple that was the residence of a former King.
Back on the boat we stop at another temple, but we don’t go in. The temples are expensive to visit, about $6 per temple. We sit on the steps and enjoy the views.
On the boat we eat lunch whilst cruising to the next temple site. We take a walk to the site, but just sit outside. We chat to a French girl who has come out. She says it was similar to the first temple site, and not such a great visit. We throw away the water we bought at the last stop, as we think it has been re-filled and potentially bad water, something that is not worth risking.
Back on the boat for the last stop. We take a motorbike across some rough terrain to a temple site high on the hill. I get a ride on a motorbike that looks like a relic from the war. It’s a fun ride though. This temple site is stunning. The stone figures are so life like. Inside the temple at the top of the stairs we are stunned. The decorations and fittings are amazing, as are the views. I notice a huge butterfly that has come to rest inside a massive glass lamp.
Back on the bike down to the boat, and a slow chug back to the boat jetty. It’s been a long day. I tend to not like arranged tours, as they heard us around like sheep. But, today has been good, and only at the end was I tiring a bit.
On the way back to the hotel we get some food, and a new bag for Abs as hers was falling apart.