The Grand Palace And Khlongs Of Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok was one metropolis I’d wished to go to for a very long time.

Ever since we went to Phuket and Phi Phi Island, Thailand very swiftly rose within the rankings of a few of my favorite locations to vacation in and due to that, the capital metropolis has beckoned for fairly a while now.

Visiting Bangkok, we arrived within the night and it was darkish by the point we obtained to the hotel (the LiT BANGKOK Hotel) so between the jetlag and the journey exhaustion, the one plans we have now for the night was dinner and mattress. (I imply, I wouldn’t say no to a pleasant cocktail or a glass of wine although… 😉 ).

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I maaaaay have ordered multiple mail meal! (In my defence, the parts had been small so doubling up made sense…).

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The following morning, after a marathon sleep sesh, we obtained up vivid and early desperate to discover Bangkok.

Aspect notice: My trick to defeating jetlag after such an extended haul journey like that is simply to attempt to keep awake so long as doable however then go to mattress actually early.

The mixture of exhaustion (that means you possibly can fall asleep right away) and going to mattress early (that means you possibly can have plenty of sleep) units you up proper for the subsequent day and so even when jetlag comes a-knocking, you continue to really feel like you possibly can combat it based mostly on simply the quantity of high quality sleep you’ve had.

That morning our first cease can be The Grand Palace and suffice to say, it’s one place in Bangkok you completely have to go to.

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It’s additionally one of many busiest locations within the metropolis! 😄

You do must put on trousers or a sarong whenever you’re right here. You’re not allowed to put on shorts – a reality we didn’t learn about previous to visiting however was simply rectified as there are such a lot of retailers round promoting these.

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The Grand Palace in Bangkok is completely lovely and I simply couldn’t recover from the detailing right here.

There are such a lot of wonderful buildings right here, all in plenty of completely different kinds and serving completely different functions nevertheless it’s simply some of the opulent locations to go to within the metropolis.

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I really feel like I may ramble on and about how spectacular it was however I really feel like I’d reasonably present you as an alternative so listed below are the pictures from right here.

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Hours glided by in a blur as we roamed by means of the palace and popped into whichever buildings had been open. You’re not allowed pictures inside the principle ones so alas, I haven’t obtained any of these to share with you however I assume it’ll be much more enjoyable to find whenever you go to. 😀

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After a fast cease for some ice-cold water to chill off, we left the palace and made our manner over to the Chao Phraya river to hop on a ship tour of Bangkok. Extra particularly, a tour of the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi (part of Bangkok).

You’ll be able to share boats right here with different individuals however we opted to get our personal boat (which, to be sincere, whereas being the dearer possibility, does imply you get to see precisely what you need and cease for longer in locations that you just discover fascinating).

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One sight that I simply couldn’t recover from alongside the Chao Phraya river are the enormous monitor lizards simply chilling on the facet of it. They’re not dangerous and the residents appear to fairly like them however they’re mahooosive and look virtually prehistoric!

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As you sail down the river, you’ll discover completely different spots the place you get to feed the fish (it’s a factor temples right here do the place you purchase the bread from them and feed some reasonably large and ravenous fish within the river)..

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You even get little floating retailers with retailers on them making an attempt to see you all kinds of stuff from comfortable drinks right down to little trinkets.

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Finally, our boat tour took us proper previous the reasonably spectacular Wat Arun Ratchavararam temple. (Most individuals simply name it Wat Arun). This the place the boat tour ends which got here at a good time as, by this level, I used to be completely ravenous!

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We stopped by at a rooftop restaurant for lunch and much-appreciated beers too cool off with.

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Once more, greed and gluttony led the best way with lunch as we opted for Thai Inexperienced curries, a ‘salad’ I don’t bear in mind the identify of and a number of helpings of hen satay!

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With that, we determined to name it a day and head again to the hotel for massages (very first thing we booked as quickly as arrived on the lodge the night time earlier than) and to chill off by the pool!

Submit-lunch might sound a bit early to cease exploring however there have been two causes behind this – first, we’d determined that this journey was gonna be one in every of stability – in the future exploring – in the future simply enjoyable and with that in thoughts, really deliberate on staying longer in Thailand that we maybe would have in any other case.

Additionally, nearer to midnight, we had particular plans within the metropolis and undoubtedly wished to be well-rested for that!

Will catch you up all about that within the subsequent put up. 😀