We arrived to Bangkok after a long bus ride from Siem Reap and settled in our hotel for the night. Luckily, we found a nice hotel outside the overly touristy area of Khaosan Road but close to everything else. Hungry and tired from traveling, we went out to find some street food—something that is extremely easy and rewarding to do in Thailand.
First of many tuk-tuk rides
Delicious braised pork food stall, give me more!
Bangkok is a very large city and has many things to offer, countless temples, shops, palaces, and restaurants can keep you busy for weeks! We started the temple marathon by visiting Wat Po, one of the largest and oldest temples in the city and house of the reclining Buddha. The statute is 43 m (140 ft) long and 15 m (15 ft) high and is entirely covered with gold leaf. Wat Po is also home to one of the oldest Thai massage schools and we, of course, couldn’t pass that opportunity.
The feet of the statue are beautifully covered with mother of pearl
Our trip continued with a visit to the Royal Palace and to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Both of these places are a must see while in Bangkok, regardless of the intense heat and the hordes of tourists that visit them.
Crossing the river to Wat Arun
The rest of our days in the big city were occupied by visiting the flower market, getting our visas for Myanmar, and enjoying the amazing Thai cuisine. With all the street food that there is in this city, trying to taste as many things as you want can be a challenge!
Sharing our table with some very kind Thai and eating the one and only, Pad Thai
Orchids at the flower market