Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday! Our destination this week is the Thai capital, Krung Thep or as its more commonly known, Bangkok. The first stop of the Asian leg of our trip.
Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis, home to over 8 million people and known for its Wats and palaces, bustling nightlife and shopping. We spent a week in Bangkok and here are our top picks from our time there.
This is a beautifully decorated ‘chedi’ or stupa from Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Luckily for us, this wasn’t covered in scaffolding, unlike the central prang, or tower.
Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is mostly famous because of this enormous reclining Buddha statue. The statue is 15m high and 46m long!
After the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets, the fresh, open air of Lumpini park (Bangkok’s answer to Central Park) is very refreshing. As a result, it is probably one of the quietest places in the city.
Look at these fish being cooked over grills on little boats, tied up alongside the pontoons at the Taling Chan floating market.
Finally, the most visited attraction in the whole of Bangkok is the Grand Palace. No picture collection of Bangkok would be complete without a snap of it. This is the official residence of the King of Thailand, although it is only used for ceremonial purposes.
Have you visited Bangkok? What were your favourite attractions? Let us know in the comments below!
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