Bangkok had became my top visit place in these recent two years,
mainly due to its cheap and good shopping places.
Last year, it was all about shopping.
The itinerary planned was kind of out of place hence we need to foregoing all the attractions.
This year, we decided to concentrated more on the sight seeing.
We did not go to much places but we were totally happy with the places we went and the food we ate.
One of the few places we went was The Grand Palace.
The entrance fees ain"t cheap now. It is about RM50/pax (400baht) which includes the entrance fees of The Grand Palace, museum of the weapons, as well as the beautiful Queen's wooden palace.
* strict dress code is required, google before you go*
These are some of the pictures of the Grand Palace:
The scotching hot sun!
The Hermit Doctor right at the entrance
The miniature of Angkor Wat
The Ubosoth at the temple
The main attraction in the Grand Palace:
The Emerald Buddha
After visiting the Grand Palace, we planned to move on to the Queen's wooden palace.
Sadly, no tuk-tuk/ taxi is willing to take us there possibly due to the heavy traffic near evening.
So without further wasting our precious time, we walked across the road and headed to Wat Pho, The Reclining Buddha.
The architecture there is comparable to the Grand Palace. Details on the Wat are beautiful!
If you happened to be there earlier or you have some spare time over there,
you can look for the traditional massage done by the monks.
Many reviews mentioned that it is very different from the usual Thai massage.
Too bad we have another Wat to catch before the sun set, time is too short!
Ya, my wish is To See The World~!
Cool tattoo huh.
These are the little things that you should know before entering the hall of the reclining buddha.
After that, we moved on to our last attraction of the day - Wat Arun!
The only way to cross the river is by hopping on the water taxi which will only cost you 3baht.
The boat takes less than 10minutes to reach there.
Wat Arun is breathtakingly beautiful!
If you wish to further visit the internal of the Wat, additional 50baht is required.
Since we had been walking the whole day under the hot sun, we prefer to just chill on the grass with a bottle of ice cold coke in our hands, catching the graceful sunset.
Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn.
It really is.
After Wat Arun, we hopped on a tuk-tuk to bring us to the China Town.
If you ain't looking or interested in buying some salted pork, smoked duck, or the seafood, it is best to leave it out. I believe Khao San road will be a better choice for younger travelers.
So these are the places we covered this time,
hopefully we get to cover more places, a bit more outskirt next time.
Market on the railway dose exists!
Took this pic in front of my hotel.