Bangkok, TH: Temple Hopping

27 June 2016 Bangkok, Thailand

The day after our water park adventure in Pattaya, we went on a 2-hour coach journey to Bangkok. And being that we were all incredibly knackered from the activities we had the day before, the rest of the afternoon was just spent doing a little shopping around our hotel. It's surrounded by a plethora of shopping malls that are absolutely great for low budget shopping trips! And the hotel service is spiffing, too.

By night time, the streets of Bangkok are lined with different stalls selling all kinds of things from clothes to shoes to bags to delicious foods–much like the Philippines, if I do say so myself. 

So when in Bangkok, do yourself a favour and try the coconut ice cream, mango sticky rice, and the tenderest pork barbecue ever (above). These are just among the good ones I've tried, and I'm sure there are still a lot to try, so never be afraid to do so. Part of being a good traveler is taking risks, especially when it comes to food choices. It's a great way to learn about the people's culture, too.

Early morning the next day, we hopped on a mini bus to visit the Elephant Village + the Floating market–I used (+) because it's actually a package trip kinda thing, including transportation. It's a pretty good deal.

About an hour and a half later, we've finally arrived. At the floating market we met this Thai lady who sells the sweetest guavas and bananas. She cuts them up right on the spot, so they're very fresh. I think the thing about Thailand is that it always has fresh, sweet, and really big fruits.

Apparently, a Thai boat ride around a floating village in the area is also part of our package. This was our last activity of the day. And by 11:30am, we were already back on the road to the city.

The next day was Temple Hopping Day! And we first hit up Wat Pho, also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It was my favourite among all the others we visited.

Isn't this beautiful?

 Reclining Buddha 

Our next stop was the Grand Palace. It was the hottest part of the day, and the place was completely swarmed by lots of tourists, making it very impossible to go around and really take in everything. We just took some pictures and left. I wish we got to visit during the colder, off-peak season, though. Maybe another time?

 Golden Pagoda 

After a fair share of temples, we finally asked our taxi driver to take us to an air-conditioned place where we can eat–we wanted to get away from the 34 degree outdoor temperature. Sobrang init (It's so hot). 

He took us to the King Power Duty Free Store where we witnessed the arrival of Thailand's soccer team, Leicester City. Everybody's so hyped to see them walk on the red carpet, so we waited to see who they were even though half the time we had no idea what was happening, hahaha! We did a wee bit more of shopping for pasalubong, and after that we decided to call it a day.

And that ends our Thailand trip! I know this post was long overdue, so thanks for patiently traveling with me. Have a lovely day wherever you are, take care always, and love lots!

♡ Lois


  1. It's really more interesting to study about history and culture, if you're actually in the place as opposed to looking at a picture in the Internet or on a textbook.

    1. Yes, I agree! That's one reason why I love traveling so much. :)


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