The dream came true and I went for my very first SOLO trip to Thailand! The plan was: Bangkok – Krabi – PhiPhi – Phuket. I wanted to see as much as possible in a quite short time!
Just another big city you can say, but it is actually a very cool city full of spirit! I wanted to spend 3 days in this incredible city and I am not lying, at the beginning I was very scared! Even though I did my research I still saw the movie Hangover. I have a long list of places I wanted to see, but I had to cut it to a minimum. Place of stay: Holiday Inn, 971 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 – near the station Chit Lom.
TEMPLES!! MIND AND MANNER!! Always remember that!!
The Grand Palace and The Temple of The Emerald Buddha
After a little struggle with jet lag, I went to visit Royal Palace. The best way from my place was by train and then by boat. If you chose the boat, be careful which company you pick. Some of them might be more expensive than others. Like that you´ll enjoy the view!
Interesting fact! the entry for the people is for free and for a tourist it is 500 Baths. You can spend there as long as you want. You have to wear appropriate clothes – cover knees and shoulders. The most convenient is a big scarf you can wrap around yourself. Also, be ready for lots of people. Less crowded it is before closing time or after opening time. But still, expect lots of people.
The complex is so beautiful, you can visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, seeing the Gallery or just sit and listen to clinging noise. The atmosphere here cannot be described! A place is full of colors and noises. This temple is definitely on the MUST see list.
Wat Pho “Temple of the Reclining Buddha”
Not far from this temple, you can find another one, Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The entry is 100 Baths and you might get a bottle of water, beware! rules are the same as described before. This temple and its surroundings are as incredible as in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
This temple and its area are so calming!! You can spend there time just wandering around and not even tourist will disturb you. But the main thing everybody is coming here is the Reclining Buddha. If you look at the pictures or google this temple, you will expect something huge. Buddha you will see is even greater -> 15-meter high and 43-meter long gold plated Buddha. This is not something you see every day. 😀 If you walk around you will find a line of 108 coin pots on the back (behind the Buddha). You can get change for 20 Baths, actually bowl full of 108 coins. Then you drop the coins in each pot with a wish. It takes patience so it could be considered as something meditative. 🙂
Another Temples to visit:
Now lets have a fun 😉
Just catch a tuk tuk or just walk towards the Khaosan Road. This is place full of street foot and shops!! You can find anything you want. 🙂 Once it gets darker, the street changes its face! Shops closes and bars opens! Yey!! Loud music, cool drinks and lots of fun!! 🙂
If you want to go shopping and get something beautiful or authentic, you can also go to Platinum shopping mall. Its six-storey mall with fashion clothes and accessories retail and wholesale. It´s awesome! Girls gone there crazy shopping so be careful 😀 Also next to this mall is another complex with brands thing so anything you looking for you deffo find it there!!