Bangkok, Thailand by Judy Schwartz
On our way to visit Cambodia, we stopped in Bangkok for three days. I really loved the fast pace of the city as well as the friendly locals.
As traffic can be a problem we used the subway and skytrain to get around, both easy and safe to use.
With two full days in the city, we enjoyed shopping, sightseeing, and of course, eating - my three favorite things to do!
We started our day with a visit to Wat Arun, The Temple of Dawn which was built in the first half of the 19th century by King Rama. We visited the hustle bustle of China Town, then on to see the amazing reclining gold Buddha at Wat Pho - the largest temple.
From here we visited the Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw, which was built in 1782, was the home of the king for 150 years. We enjoyed the beautiful, intricate architecture and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Bangkok also has so many things to shop for. They are known for their silk, silver, gold, hand made paper and beyond. With a wonderful weekend market as well as a night market during the week, the city is truly a shopper's paradise. A shopper is in heaven here. The main shopping area is on Silom Road.
We stayed at a fabulous hotel called the Sukhothai. Our room was wonderful with a sitting area, work area and a huge bathroom with two of everything. The staff was great, they could not do enough for you. Breakfast was included and was such a huge spread of all kinds of food.
I really liked the location of our hotel. You could walk to Silom Road and there are great restaurants right near the hotel. The Banyon Tree is down the street and is a great place to go for drinks on the top floor for a great view of the
We had dinner in the best Thai Restaurant in Bangkok called Nom at the Metropole Hotel which is also just down the street from our Hotel.
Bangkok is an exciting city and a must on your list of places to go.
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