The heavy humidity bites our skin as soon as we alight the aircraft. It’s almost midnight, the bubbling excitement overcomes fatigue, and we make way toward the capital of the country: Bangkok.
Our cab drove us quickly and smoothly to our hotel. We had a very nice hotel located at BKK downtown where all the cheap buys are within reach (which im not a big fan tho the foods in the area was great).
We grabbed some bite while the hotel serenade us with a nice smooth music
Our heat-induced thirst for beer would go unquenched as our first lesson in Thailand was learned: no alcohol can be sold between midnight and 3am. Also, sales between 8am and noon are prohibited.Great thing the hotel fridge got a couple of Bkk Local beer ,Singha.
Day one of seeing the city answered many of our questions right away.Nobody had excellent English by any means, but they know enough to convince you to give them money. Our first stop was at the Grand Palace…
Persons wearing shorts cannot enter the palace, to show respect for the King’s temple,pants are rented ,but we purchased a new one for us, im pretty sure,with the massive amount of peepz visiting here,fungi’s are happy dancing with those rented pants.
The temple is HUGE. The palace has been the official residence of the King of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782.
Huge statues and fantastic creatures overlook the golden-thatched roofs and tiled paths.
This one is their famous local ride. Tuk-Tuk too bad we didnt get a chance to ride on it, oh well we have our own tricycle version naman.
The next day we went straight to Safari World,now if your an animal lover and if you enjoy watching orangutan’s boxing, this is the place for you (-err). I do love animals, but honestly, its too boring now to watch animal show (unless ofcourse if you have a kid with you).
Some Dolphin show
and some dolphin show…
Some orangutansSome Crocs,- which i believe i don’t need to be here just to see one, their kind is everywhere
and more monkeys
well the SPY WAR is interesting, tho i really don’t think this is great to watch if you have kids with you, because it has some some major explosive scene,crazy stunts and you can get wet,soaked maybe.
The overall ‘spy show’ was great, in fact its the only great show at the Safari World.
Next Day, a cruise at the legendary Chao Phraya river,it is the major river in thailand it runs through the whole Bangkok.
River banks are a jumble of 40-storey hotels, Buddhist temples, European churches, old civic buildings, imperial bridges and the odd distressed-looking shack, home or warehouse. The next it’s a scene of pure picturesque dilapidation: thick swathes of tenacious green, broken up by the occasional hovel, line of stilted shacks or temple complex. Lovely.
Next Day Wat Pho. It is one of the iconic landmark of Bankok, and also known for the temple of the Reclining Buddha.
It is one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok, and the sanctuary of the world largest and more than a thousand image of Buddha.
The reclining Buddha is always the most attractive features of Wat Pho.
statue itself is 15 meters high and 43 meters long
Now once your done taking your photos,you might notice a permanent trickling noise of metal.
Its such a fun and traditional way to share some donations. You will have to drop a coin in one of each of the bowls representing the 108 auspicious characters of Buddha to bring you good fortune. And ideally if the last coin go right in the last bowl then you are on for extra good luck. well lucky me! wohoo!
On our Last Day, we spent the whole day just hunting for some great Thai foods, food after food after food!
Overall? Will definitely go back to Bangkok, or will try Pattaya next time.
Thats all for now