Bangkok was on my must-see list for a while now. I’ve heard it’s very colourful, big and the shopping is good. But over the years of travelling I’ve learn one thing: don’t have any expectations. Well, I did have some idea of what the city could be, I thought it would be a little similar to KL.
Bangkok went beyond any of that and left a very good impression. It is indeed colourful, a city of contrasts – huge megapolis with lots of small back streets that contrast so much with the skyscrapers, the impressive city train and lots of temples and great cultural spots.
We’ve only had 2 days thee and here are the highlights of the weekend in Bangkok. Huge thanks to Anton for taking some of the pictures and editing them all. I love the way he saw the city!
Living in Suk 11
Suk11 is a hostel. A very authentic and definitely interesting place to stay. Do check it out. The area is loud and very lively, but close to the train station and overall very interesting.
Chatuchak weekend market
27 acres of shops is no joke. Chatuchak Weekend Market is huge. And fun. Just go there. Spend a few hours, eat, watch the people. Especially locals, look at them:
We did a fast temple run and visited the most prominent temples. Wat Benjamabhopit:
And Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha):
This weekend in Bangkok was great. Just one note, if you go there. Please read this and be mindful of scams. I wrote about this on Facebook, but also wanted to add it here. Just something to be aware of.
Be safe and stay tuned for more posts from Thailand coming soon!