Finally this happened: my first trip in Thailand! I had 5 days to discover the city of Bangkok, its stunning temples, amazing markets, delicious dishes and its crazy nightlife. I was so excited to finally discover Thai temples’ unique architecture and they did not disappoint me at all. Here is the summary of our temples day in Bangkok!
The Grand Palace
Before starting the exploration, we first took the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and enjoyed a 2-minute boat ride on Chao Phraya river to the Mandarin Oriental. Then, we headed to the top floor of the hotel to savour the delicious french cuisine of Le Normandie restaurant and enjoy the beautiful view on the river the place offers.
After that, we took another boat to reach our first destination. So we started exploring the dazzling Grand Palace. Built in 1782, it hosted the Thai king and his Royal court for 150 years! We were not alone though, the place was actually super crowded...
Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple)
After a 10 minutes walk, trying to escape the rain, we arrived at Wat Pho, one of the oldest temple of Bangkok (XVII century), to see the 46 metres long gold-leaf covered reclining Buddha.
Less crowded than the Grand Palace (making the exploration even more enjoyable for me!), this place is also totally worth it. The complex also includes many other treasures such as stunning narrative panels, pagodas, statues etc.
We finished the day with a little “tea time” stop at Blue Whale Coffee, famous for its blue coffee. Then, we took the boat (where we could enjoy the sunset!) and the BTS back to the heart of the city.