Today was our sightseeing day in Bangkok. We decided to follow what most people told us to see. Seeing as our train for Chiang Mai is at 10pm tomorrow, we will have plenty of time to do some more sightseeing tomorrow, so we took it easy today!
The first thing we did was to take a tuk tuk to the train station: Hualamphong. We only paid 1500THB, one day in advance, for a night train, apparently that’s pretty good and cheaper and nicer than a bus.
From the train station, we walked to the Golden Buddha, because everybody has been telling us to go, really. Walking there was nice, because it gives you a different idea of Bangkok than the Sumkhuvit area. The ticket to see the Golden Buddha is only 40THB and 100THB to see the exhibition as well. It is a really beautiful place to go to. A few steps to go up, it is worth it.
Then we walked to Chinatown and spent some time there. It is full of life and markets and food stalls everywhere. It is also ideal to buy smartphones gadgets and accessories. There was a crazy episode of rain and we went to hide in a tiny mall. It was fun to watch people running to hide and protecting what they were selling.
From there we took a taxi to Wat Pho. Everybody has been telling us to go because it is so impressive and beautiful. It is 100THB to go in, which is fairly cheap. apparently it is going to go up to 200THB for foreigners from the 1st of January onwards. I really enjoyed this temple. It is colourful, there is a lot to see, you can walk around, there are cats wandering around plenty of statues to look at. Here are a few pictures I took of the temple and the area.
Then we went to where the river taxis and boat tours leave. There was a small market and we had our first street food and our first Pad Thai (vegetarian for Dennis, shrimp for me). It was delicious! We also had fresh mango, and bought some postcards.