Wat Arun Temple
Visited Bangkok In February for work, for a week. This was my first time in Thailand ever so I was really excited!
There were a lot of concerns from family and friends due to the ongoing political protests, but to be honest I didn’t feel like it was dangerous at all. Unfortunately though, we had to leave our project early on because of a bomb. Was still able to do some site seeing, here’s a recap:
Anyways, have some pictures here to share!!
Street view of bangkok
Snapped a photo of the streets of Bangkok while heading to my hotel. Must say, the traffic here is quite bad. I was told to try to take the metro as much as I can, as taking a taxi can take twice as long. Luckily, the metro here is quite convenient (although there’s some work to be done as compared to Hong Kong and Taipei).
The Grand Palace. It is a located in the heart of Bangkok, and used to be the official residence of the Kings of Siam. This was very grand and big. To get here, I recommend taking the metro. Try asking your concierge in the hotel you are staying at, and they can easily give you easy directions. You can also easily find directions on the internet.
Wat Pho (reclining buddha)
The infamous reclining buddha. Interesting fact, the actual name of this place is called Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan.
Yep, that’s pretty long. This is actually a temple, but is also the birth place of traditional thai massages. There’s actually a nearby Thai Massage place here, which I visited. Very enjoyable and definitely recommend anyone that visits here to try it!
Another fun fact, Wat Pho is named after a monastery in India, where people believed Buddha lived.
Before I left Bangkok, I wanted to go for a jog in a nearby park. Did some research and fond that the Benjakiti Park was nearby. Boy was I glad that I went here. As you can see from the picture above, there’s a beautiful pond in the middle and a great backdrop of the city serving as the background. Come by if you are in Bangkok and have some time to spend!