Holiday in Bangkok

Our second day in Bangkok was a pleasant one. The hotel offered a decent breakfast buffet. We started our the day with a sumptuous meal.

We planned to visit the Wat Arun temple in Bangkok, which is an amazing temple. Guess what, it’s located at the river-side and we had to take a ferry to reach the temple. That’s what made our journey exciting. We could see small huts set up in the low waters on either side, and so many people stay in those huts. A little boy looked out from the window of one hut and waved at us. 

A small floating market was set up on the way. Beware of the sellers here, they sell souvenirs at really high prices. After a lovely 45 minute journey in the boat, we reached the temple.

The temple has numerous small Buddha statues at the entrance, arranged sequentially, around the main central tower. The architecture of the temple is very similar to the other temples in Bangkok. 

We spent sometime inside the temple and then took a boat to return back. The return journey was a shorter one as we took a different route. The entire experience of visiting the temple was lovely. There are many temples in Bangkok, but this one is unique as we have to reach there by boat and that makes it even more exciting.

On our way back in the cab, we inquired about Indian restaurants. We were longing for desi-food and thankfully our driver did know about one. He dropped us at a decent Indian restaurant. The meal was good, but the restaurant guys took a lot of time to serve the meal. We didn’t mind as we had all the time to wait.

Later in the evening, just like the previous day, we visited a mall and then took some rest at the hotel. The next day we had to take a flight to the Phuket island. 

Sharing a few pictures of the temple and the last one was taken on the way – 

 

Holiday in Bangkok

S and I & two of our friends(A & Sh) planned for a holiday trip in Bangkok during the Valentine’s week in February last year. I know it is too late to document but better late than never, right? The plan was made just a few weeks before the day of our journey. In fact, the bookings were done just a week before our travel date. We were really looking forward to spending some good time in Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi Islands.

We took a late-night flight to Bangkok. The journey was a short one, but we reached Bangkok in the middle of the night. We got the Visa on arrival, and we left for the hotel after spending a few hours at the coffee shop in the airport. The way people drive in Bangkok is a wonderful sight Рno incessant honking, lane-discipline followed well, scooter-riders driving sensibly in between cars, and all this in the midst of heavy traffic. Amazing!!! If they can do it, we can do it too!!! Though the journey from the airport to the the hotel was a long one, we enjoyed it. After reaching the hotel, we had to wait for quite sometime since the previous occupants had not checked-out yet. In the meantime, we had breakfast and read the newspaper in the lobby area.

After a long wait, we got the rooms, and it was such a relief since we were tired after the night journey in a flight which didn’t provide enough legroom, and we were totally deprived of sleep. We checked-in to the rooms and took some rest. Later in the evening, we visited a shopping mall nearby. It was a long walk from the hotel to the mall and back again. While returning, we got a bit lost on the way and had to walk even more. After reaching the hotel, we were glad to get some rest.

Posting a picture taken in the shopping mall –