First Thailand post; Exploring Bangkok!

Okay so now I have finally got myself organised and back into the swing of things after returning from Thailand and Cambodia I am ready to give you my first instalment of posts about my time away in Asia.

On the 15th July we landed in Bangkok airport. The end of the first day was a bit of a blur as we were all suffering from a bit of jet lag and just wanted to get some sleep, but before then we went out to Khao San Road which is Bangkok’s main strip and is open 24/7. I didn’t have my camera with me to take any photos as we had been warned about pickpockets and I didn’t want to lose my camera on the first night. So here is a picture from google images.

What Khao San Road looked like at night.
What Khao San Road looked like at night.

The strip always looked like this at night with the big neon lights flashing in your eyes and people bustling past you or trying to entice you in to their stall to buy whatever they had on offer. We always ate street food as that was the safest as it was cooked in front of you so you knew what was in the meal as the restaurants were questionable at times. 

The next day we walked to the golden mount.

The entrance to the Golden Mount.
The entrance to The Golden Mount.

The Golden Mount was a massive building that you could walk around the outside, all the way up to the top and see amazing views of the whole of Bangkok.

The religion of Thailand is Buddhism so there were lots of statues around.
The religion of Thailand is Buddhism so there were lots of statues around.
There were big bells all over the place.
There were big bells all over the place.

The views at the top were defiantly worth the climb.

The contrast of Bangkok's urban skyline and sacred temples.
The contrast of Bangkok’s urban skyline and sacred temples.

I loved the detailing on all of the buildings especially the blue and gold in this photo.

Beautiful detailing.
Beautiful detailing.

While we were in Bangkok we had time to visit a floating market. At first you are given a boat ride around the maze of rivers. There were stalls on either side with each stall holder wanting you to buy their products. 

The Floating Markets.
The Floating Markets.
We saw a few men with really big snakes.
We saw a few men with really big snakes.
Typical souvenirs on sale.
Typical souvenirs on sale.
More souvenirs.
More souvenirs.

One last place that we visited in Bangkok before we went for our trek phase was The Grand Palace. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. It was very decadent with the buildings clad in gold and jewels.

The massive golden structures.
The massive golden structures.
Guards believed to keep watch over the palace.
Guards believed to keep watch over the palace.
The top of this building was made from smashed tea cups that a king did not want to waste.
The top of this building was made from smashed tea cups that a king did not want to waste.
Gold Everywhere.
Gold Everywhere.
I was crazy about the colours and patterns around the palace.
I was crazy about the colours and patterns around the palace.
Details on the tiles.
Details on the tiles.
The decadent exterior of the buildings.
The decadent exterior of the buildings.

The next day we moved on from Bangkok to the next phase of our trip, but you’ll have to stay tuned to my next post to see what I got up to. I hope you enjoyed this post as its a bit different to my normal postings!

Rosie

xxx

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