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 because of 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 lodge (the LiT BANGKOK Resort) so between the jetlag and the journey exhaustion, the one plans we’ve got 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 vibrant and early wanting to discover Bangkok.

Aspect observe: My trick to defeating jetlag after such a protracted 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 (which means you’ll be able to fall asleep immediately) and going to mattress early (which means you’ll be able to have numerous sleep) units you up proper for the subsequent day and so even when jetlag comes a-knocking, you continue to really feel like you’ll be able to combat it primarily based 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 once you’re right here. You’re not allowed to put on shorts – a truth we didn’t find out 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 stunning and I simply couldn’t recover from the detailing right here.

There are such a lot of superb buildings right here, all in numerous totally different types and serving totally different functions however it’s simply probably the most 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 a substitute so listed here are the photographs from right here.

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Hours glided by in a blur as we roamed by the palace and popped into whichever buildings had been open. You’re not allowed photographs 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 once 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 approach 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 may share boats right here with different folks however we opted to get our personal boat (which, to be sincere, whereas being the costlier 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 aspect of it. They’re not dangerous and the residents appear to fairly like them however they’re mahooosive and look nearly prehistoric!

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As you sail down the river, you’ll discover totally 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 mushy drinks all the way 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 rooster satay!

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With that, we determined to name it a day and head again to the lodge for massages (very first thing we booked as quickly as arrived on the lodge the evening 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 considered one of steadiness – sooner or later exploring – sooner or later 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. 😀