What: Two trips to Bangkok
When: May 2012 and September 2014
Distance from home: 5919 miles
Length of adventure: A few nights
Details: We have been to Bangkok twice – first as part of a larger adventure in South East Asia, the second time was on the way home from our honeymoon – we had to fly there to get then fly back to London and as we enjoyed it so much the first time instead of just changing planes we spent another night there.
What did we do? There is so much to do in Bangkok I still feel like we only scratched the surface however over the course of both trips we did tick off the main sites – I have tried to list everything we did below but I’m sure I have missed something off.
So here is what we did in no particular order
- Went to The Grand Palace which was one of the hottest places I have ever been, we had to spend a lot of time sitting in the shade.
- Explored Wat Pho a beautiful temple complex and home of a 46 foot golden reclining Buddha.
- Climbed up Wat Arun which was easy to get up but suddenly seemed very steep on the way back down.
- We went to Jim Thompson’s House, which is an amazing home built by the American entrepreneur Jim Thompson in the 1950’s. Jim Thompson disappeared in 1967 in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia – we went there on our honeymoon (more about that in another post).
- We shopped in the amazing Chatuchak Weekend Market.
- Wondered around Dusit Park.
- Drank cocktails on the roof of our hotel which was the really cook 1920’s themed Hotel Muse.
- We also spent a lot of time exploring the larger shopping malls to escape the heat.
- Oh and we also rode in a Tuk Tuk, which is a combination of terrifying and exciting.