Spent the morning having a look at the more modern side of Bangkok and went to the Chit Lom Skytrain station, then walked around the area. Spent a short time at the Erawan Shrine amongst the incense smoke, then had a very delightful lunch at one of the more upmarket restaurants nearby.
Afterwards we spent the afternoon at the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha temple. The large gold stupa is Phra Siratana Chedi. It is part of the old temple complex of the Grand palace.