Discovering Bangkok in 2 Days: Grand Palace, Floating Market

November 10, 2007

Bangkok is a real paradise. I love it here. It has been really warm. The temperature is always over 28C. It is a very amazing tropical place. Soon after landing, I dropped my luggage and I went out to meet 2 Brazilians and 3 Brits, who I met on the Internet. The traffic in Bangkok was absolutely crazy. We went to a wonderful restaurant and had a really nice dinner then continued the night to the famous night club called Bed Supper Club. They dress code was strictly no flip flops, but they still let us in. The place unfortunately kicked us out at 2pm because of the curfew, so we continued the night at Khao San Road, because the touristy bars were open until 4am. I was so exhausted by the end of the party, but I did not want to go home, because Bangkok was so much fun. grand palace bangkok

After recovering from the big party, I hit the first shopping mall and went shopping. You could buy anything you can dream about. There was a good selection of electronics, which I was pretty excited about. The cloths were all too small for me, so I decided not to update my closet in Asia. I went to discover the city the next morning. I saw many beautiful wats (buddhist temples) all over the city. The city was like a fairy tale there were temples on top of temples on every corner and most of them were covered with gold. After seeing enough wats that we took the water taxi around the city. At night we ended up at a bar called Vertigo. It is an open-air bar on the 65th floor of a hotel. You can see the entire Bangkok from up there. I was so scared up there, you cannot imagine.

Floating Markets in Bangkok

Floating Markets in Bangkok

The next morning we woke up at 6:30am and we took a public bus for two hours to go to the country side to see the floating market. It was a really great experience to cruise through the canals with our hired boat. The vendors were selling funky tropical fruits I have never in my life heard about before. We tried the rhambutan and the dragon fruit and durian and mangostan. We shopped for some souvenirs and had some traditional noodle soup. The market was really awesome. It s a must for everyone who visits Bangkok.

Bangkok

Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok

I spent my last day in Bangkok visiting the Grand Palace. It is very spectacular, everything was covered with gold. I visited some more wats (buddhist temples) They were all very detailed and they looked really amazing. There were golden Buddhas everywhere in every sizes. I saw the Wat Pho with a reclining Buddha, standing Buddha, all kinds of Buddhas. I said good-bye to the Rambuttri Village where I was staying and departed for the airport. I really loved Bangkok and I was very sad to leave for Hanoi, Vietnam. Grand Palace Bangkok

Big Buddha in Bangkok

Big Buddha in Bangkok

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About Barbara

Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

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