January 6, 2014
I just came back from the most amazing two-week vacation in Thailand. I ventured to 4 different cities: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Krabi. It was a vacation I really needed and will never forget. Thailand is a beautiful country with fabulous people. The first stop on my Thailand Trip was Bangkok. Here are some of my Bangkok Adventures.
Bangkok is a large sprawling city with a wonderful mix of sights, food, shopping, and nightlife. I visited many temples in Bangkok. Each temple was such a treat, both spiritual and serene. The temple shown here is Wat Traimit, the temple of the Golden Buddha. The 10 foot Golden Buddha in this temple is the world’s largest solid gold statue. It really is a sight to see.
Our main source of transportation in Bangkok was the BTS Sky Train, but we also traveled by longboat along the Chao Phaya River, the main river that runs through Bangkok. We took the longboat to Wat Pho, the birthplace of Thai Massage, and the Grand Palace.
Wat Pho houses the enormous statue of the Reclining Buddha. Along the statue, there are 108 large bronze bowls that represent the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha. We dropped coins in each bowl as it is said to bring good fortune. The grounds of Wat Pho were beautiful with over a thousand Buddha images.
My favorite part of Bangkok had to be the food. Nothing beats authentic Thai food. The street food in Bangkok was immensely clean, flavorful, and cheap! From the fresh fruit to spicy noodles, I enjoyed everything I ate.
We also visited the Chatuchak Weekend Market, a huge outdoor market, where you will find the greatest clothes, novelties, and food. The market is so large that you will never be able to see all of it in one trip!
One main attraction of the market is the delicious Thai Iced Tea. Brewed and frothed to perfection, it is the perfect beverage to keep you hydrated as you wander the vast market.
The coconut ice cream was also divine
Bangkok is the perfect city for people who love to shop. There were malls everywhere! I could have spent my entire trip shopping! The other thing I love about Bangkok is that there is no shortage of great rooftop bars. Bangkok is always warm, so I love that you can enjoy a cocktail outside, while admiring the city’s twinkling lights. This view is from Sirocco, the rooftop bar at the hotel I stayed at. This is now one of my favorite bars from the delicious drinks to the amazing view. It was the perfect way to enjoy an evening in Bangkok.
Stay tuned for more of my Thailand Trip!
xo - Shreena