The second part of my trip to exotic Thailand was flying into Bangkok. In my previous travel diary, in case you hadn’t had the chance to read it, I let you in on all my wonders of traveling to Asia for the very first time, and to magical Phuket, Thailand no less! It was such a whirlwind of emotions, all good ones, and the thrill of discovering a new place was like never before!
Flying into Bangkok after about ten days in Phuket, I couldn’t have been happier to get into the bustling city and explore Thailand a little differently. We only had two nights in Bangkok, so for a short trip we tried to get as much done as possible! The first afternoon was spent exploring markets, as we soon found it was something we loved to see – all of the bargain shopping, unique pieces and interesting Thai food to try was such a blessing to be amongst first hand! From our hotel we had taken a boat across the river to the Asiatique Riverfront, an outdoor bazaar that at first made me think of Disneyland. It was not so foreign and felt quite fun. Once night fell we sat down for a cozy and simple meal.
The next and last day was absolutely breathtaking.. We decided we could only visit so much of Bangkok in one day that it was clear we should explore the Old City, and so we went on a tour by long-tail boat with a Guru who brought us all around the older part of the city through the small canals and quaint streets, whereby we saw incredible temples. What I found so surprising but equally as nice were the ‘floating markets’, Thai women who sold handmade items on their canoes, which caught me quite off guard at first! We did enjoy a shopping experience from one boat to the next, where we bought souvenirs that were beautifully crafted. It was then time for lunch, and we got to taste only some of the best local dishes from a small restaurant in the Old City: pad thai with cashew chicken, and mango with sticky rice – it was absolutely delicious!
Our evening had eventually come to an end and as dusk set we went out by taxi to the famous Moon Bar rooftop, 61 floors up, where we enjoyed the most amazing night view of Bangkok city.