From the Black Buddha Temple, the driver told me the we will be making a detour to the jewelry export factory where I will be able to help him just by showing up. Since he seemed to be a nice guy and was honest enough to tell me that he will be getting a petrol coupon if he brings a touriist there, I, always willing to help someone out, agreed. The factory itself didn’t look like a factory but was more of a store front. It was along a small alley along the main road. The it looked decent enough.
From the onset, I was already set on not purchasing anything from this place. Despite the best efforts of the salespeople, I held fast, I told them, no money means no money. I would have to admit that some of their stuff looked nice. I hung around the air conditioned place for 20 minutes before heading outside back to my tuk-tuk. I asked the driver whether he got his petrol coupon and he said yes, and he even thanked me for it. Satisfied, he then brought me to the Golden Mount which was not too far from the jewelry place.
The Golden Mount is simply a temple on a small hill in the middle of Bangkok. After dropping me off, the driver told me that he will be waiting for me right there. I then proceeded to work my way up the stairs of the Golden Mount.