Bangkok, Thailand

While I was living overseas, I was lucky enough to be able to do some traveling on that side of the world. One place I had always wanted to visit was Thailand. Here’s what I got up to in Bangkok…

We decided to take a boat cruise on the Chao Phraya River. In addition to exploring the river, our tour guide took us to see various temples and for an authentic Thai lunch. We fed the fish in the river, as it is believed to be good luck. We also purchased a souvenir from one of the many floating markets in Bangkok. I found this to be a great way to explore, as we had the boat to ourselves and were able to avoid the crowded city. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to anyone looking to explore this part of Thailand.

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Chao Phraya River cruise.

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Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

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Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

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Fish feeding frenzy!

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The most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand…Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

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Wat Phra Kaew.

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Wat Phra Kaew.

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Wat Phra Kaew.

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Wat Phra Kaew.

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Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Another great way to see the city is to have a drink on a rooftop patio. We went to the Banyan Tree Hotel which has a great patio on the 52nd floor.

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Views from Bangkok.

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Banyan Tree Hotel.

Before we left, we checked out the MBK Shopping Centre which has some great prices on anything from electronics to clothes and everything in between. Admittedly, I’m not great at haggling (I sometimes pay people more than they’re even asking) but I got the hang of it and scored some sweet deals!

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Tuk-tuks are everywhere in Bangkok.

All in all, Bangkok was an enjoyable city. Typically, I prefer less crowded places but I’m glad I was able to have this experience. This was my first stop in South East Asia and I could already tell that I would enjoy this part of the world. From Bangkok, we traveled South to beautiful Phuket.

 

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