Yesterday was a blast and we will have another escapade. I am trying not to get excited when I go on a trip. When I finally arrive, that’ll be the only time I am allowing myself to feel the blissful moment. We rented a taxi last night so we can catch our early flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). It was a hassle-free day while waiting on board. Since it was a Domestic flight, we didn’t have any trouble except for the power bank that we brought. My friend and I both used 20 000 mah power bank. When the immigration crew checked our bags they ask us about the capacity of our power banks. They need to make sure that it will not be more than 20 000 mah. They did the same when we reached Bangkok.
Lesson learned: Make sure to bring power banks with visible label because they need to check it for security purposes.
Unlike our hotel in Phuket, this time we stayed in a hostel. A simple one with basic needs. Check out Green House Hostel for a backpacking style travel. Don’t forget to log at the reception area so you can get your discounted meal stab.
After preparing we decided to eat first. Check out my previous blog post Sawasdee Khat Thailand for the food that we tried. We booked a cab to go straight to Wat Pho Temple. The Tuk Tuk driver informed us that there’s an ongoing event with the President and advised us to go to the Floating Market first. My friend and I does not have any plans of going somewhere else. It was my friend’s second time in Bangkok and he knows the operating hours. We ignore the driver and tried to go inside using the other way. The temple is open and it was just a trick made by the driver so he can bring us in the Floating Market and make some money.
Lesson learned: Thailand is a nice place but beware of the people who will try to fool the tourist. Make sure to haggle with the prices offered by the locals.
Welcome to Wat Pho Temple. Entrance fee is 100 baht.
Just like in other Temples, girls are not allowed to wear shorts or skirts above the knee if you are inside the temple. You can wear but make sure to bring a scarf or sarong. This is to show respect on each temple that you’ll be visiting.
It’s really hot that’s why I chose to wear comfortable outfit. I was amazed because we were able to refill our bottle with free drinking water, that save us a few baht. The Grand Palace was located nearby but we were not able to catch it. They are only open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
I just wish I had the whole picture of the Reclining Buddha but since it’s a sacred place, it’s hard to capture photos inside. I always feel something special when I get to know other culture, somehow I feel overwhelm.
This was taken in the entrance part of the temple. To save some penny you can get a free bottled water near this area.
It’s really hot but that didn’t stop us from taking a lot of photos.
I feel relax by just staring this small waterfalls, some tourists are sitting around the area to rest.
If you love art you will appreciate the place so much.
I really enjoyed taking photos, I only used my phone and I’m sure if you have DSLR it would be much better.
I can’t resist to take photos of all the spots of this temple. I really love the structure of this place.
Photo credit to my friend who is so patient in taking all my pictures.
It took us a few hours just to explore the whole area.
We have another palace to visit and we need to start walking again.
This is one of my favorite shot with their local transportation called Tuk-Tuk. It looks like a tricycle from my home country.
This place looks like a municipal hall for me.
This was taken outside while we are on our way going to the Grand Palace. If you want to save some bahts, you may just look for an instagrammable spots within the vicinity.
This is the reason why we didn’t make it in Grand Palace, because it took us another half an hour to take photos near the place.
Make sure to ask your friend to be super patient in taking all your pictures.
Since we we’re not able to go inside the Grand Palace we tried to find one more tourist spot near the area. We decided to meet our Thai friend at night. At first we have a hard time to decide because the Giant Swing is a bit far from where we at. We still have time so we decided just walk again.
It’s hard to find the exact place where the Giant Swing is. After few attempts of going back to the same place again we accidentally discover a tourist restaurant that serves an authentic Thai Laksa. Some of the Thai artists visited the place. I was not able to take some photos.
We found the Municipal Hall after walking a few blocks from the restaurant. It looks like we are just in our home country. In front of the Municipal Hall they have a huge space that serve as a park.
Finally we found it! So this is what we look for after few hours of walking.
I thought it will be a real giant swing, the one in the playground lol.
I’m glad we made it because after eating, we’re about to quit finding it. There are times that we got lost.
From the Giant Swing, we took Uber going to Train Night Market and meet our Thai friend.
Have you ever tried eating raw shrimp with vinegar and lots of chillies? That was just one of the first time that I’ve experience in Thailand. After catching up we decided to drop by to Khaosan night market to buy some souvenirs. The rest was history, tomorrow we will be back in Malaysia and work again.