I flew to Bangkok and stayed there for about 12 days in April, 2008. Â I traveled with a friendÂ that had pretty much traveled the world (or a large part of it). Â 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.
Grand Palace /Â Wat Phra Kaew
This is a HUGE tourist attraction. Â These temples are an admired iconic symbol of Thailand and they are cool to see if you are there. Â The palace was once the home of the King of Thailand and Wat Phra Kaew is the temple that houses the emerald Buddha. Â You must have proper attire.Â 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.
I love city parks and this one was no exception. Â It is one of the biggest parks I’ve ever seen and there are numerous paths to get lost on. Â It’s so serene in the middle of the city. Â There are people jogging, working out, meditating, walking, doing Tai Chi, etc.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
I had the best pad thai ever there at this little booth, so I think this place is amazing. Â This place also has tons of shopping!
This is the area of town I stayed in for the majority of my visit. Â I liked it. Â 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! Â They are elegant, huge and have anything you could ever ask for.