Thailand

Weekend in Bangkok

January 29, 2015

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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:

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Temples

We did a fast temple run and visited the most prominent temples. Wat Benjamabhopit:

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And Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha):

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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.

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Be safe and stay tuned for more posts from Thailand coming soon!

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