Up at 05:30 and out by sunrise at 06:15. Walked down Silom all the way to the river at Saphon Taksin. Took the river boat to the Grand Palace and got in line at about 08:15. That was the perfect time to beat the crowd so there was no line at the ticket office.
The Grand Palace was good but there was a lot of construction. Also the sun was on the wrong side of half of the good stuff so the photos are back lit.
Next I went across the river to Wat Arun. They no longer let people climb to the top of the towers like they did five years ago. Too many people probably fell down the very steep stairs.
After that I took the river boat back past Saphon Taksin to the end of the line where I used to get on the boats as soon as they started at 06:00. I looked for the hotel that I used to stay at but couldn't find it.
I had pork noodles and shrimp dim sum for lunch at a street food place and then walked back to the BTS and went back to Silom.