Bangkok, Thailand

I flew to Bangkok and stayed there for about 12 days in April, 2008.  I traveled with a friend that had pretty much traveled the world (or a large part of it).  We stayed at a guest host that is no longer open and then we migrated to stay with a friend of David’s in an apartment.

City Views

Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew

This is a HUGE tourist attraction.  These temples are an admired iconic symbol of Thailand and they are cool to see if you are there.  The palace was once the home of the King of Thailand and Wat Phra Kaew is the temple that houses the emerald Buddha.  You must have proper attire. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves . If you’re wearing sandals you must wear socks. For women no see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc.

Lumpini Park

I love city parks and this one was no exception.  It is one of the biggest parks I’ve ever seen and there are numerous paths to get lost on.  It’s so serene in the middle of the city.  There are people jogging, working out, meditating, walking, doing Tai Chi, etc.

In the middle of Lumpini Park

Chatuchak Weekend Market

I had the best pad thai ever there at this little booth, so I think this place is amazing.  This place also has tons of shopping!

Victory Monument

This is the area of town I stayed in for the majority of my visit.  I liked it.  It felt close to a lot of attractions as well as the BTS the sky train).

I don’t have any pictures, but Bangkok also has some of the craziest malls I’ve ever seen!  They are elegant, huge and have anything you could ever ask for.