One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free
You’ll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you’re lucky then the god’s a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

We started (and ended) our Thailand trip in Bangkok. Bangkok was everything I excpected it to be. And so much more. I have never been to a such a big city – 9.6 MILLION PEOPLE. It’s so crazy. But you don’t feel the size in the Old City – the Rattanakosin. We liked that side of the city so much more and spent our days discovering temples and walking around the busy streets. Of course we could not help it and visited the big malls, which had over 2000 shops!?! It was crazy. and never ending. But very cool to see.

WHAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT BANGKOK?

First, the most interesting thing to me was to see that people had expended their living areas out to the streets. Some had kitchens, some livingrooms outside – basically on the streets. So it did not only happen rarely that we walked through a livingroom street and someone was watching TV or cooking dinner there.

Secondly, what took some time to get used to were the different smells everywhere. Because of the large amount of street food and cars and heat and people you can smell 100 different things in 10 meters. That was pretty intense at times.

In addition, I was also (positively) surprised about their comfortable public transport by boats. It wa so new and cool to me to see that people are carring grocery bags and jumping on and off boats, not busses.

WHAT I WAS NOT SO HAPPY ABOUT?
The use of plastic. It’s not a problem only in Bangkok, but all over Asia. It is crazy how they want to put every item and piece of fruit in a separate bag. And the bags in a bigger bag. It was so out of control.
 
IS 3 DAYS IN BANGKOK ENOUGH? 
I think three days give you a good overview of the city and it is enough time to visit the most important places and get a taste of Bangkok. Of course the city is HUGE and there will be enough to do for a whole week or a month. But as the city is very fast-paced, it was quite nice to escape to the more laid-back Chiang Mai.

travel date: January, 2017

Cute car spotted in the Old Bangkok
Busy streets with SO many signs
Wandering around Rattanakosin (the Old City)
Wat Po
Visiting Buddha
Little sleepy creature
Bangkok has such a rich architecture with all those pretty temples


Old City in front and New Bangkok in the back
Public transport by boat
Crazy traffic
Exploring around local shops
Baby trying to get me a puppy
Bangkok is a real shopping heaven
Chinatown

♥ THANKS FOR STICKING AROUND TILL THE END ♥

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Hannaliis

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