One of the best vacations I had in Asia. We were able to visit a lot of places in Bangkok and I really had fun. Not to mention, one of the major factors that contributed to my enjoyment in Bangkok was their Thai food, arguably one of the best cuisines in world! All you need to do is walk around Bangkok, and you’ll find some great Thai food, either at a roadside stall, a sit-in restaurant, or anywhere within walking distance from the city’s major tourist attractions. But our vacation was different, it was Buffet meal everyday (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) which was really exciting ’cause we got to taste different mouth watering Thai foods and I really am a fan of the spicy taste.
Their temples and palaces in the city make for excellent places to learn about Thai culture; the people themselves are relaxed and friendly and always hospital and they also keep on mistakenly thinking that were also Thai people. I guess they were right; Filipinos and Thai totally look the same.
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn)
Before entering their temple, we decided to stopped by in this mini store on the expansive lawns to have our photo shoot. Dressed up in my thai traditional costume, I don’t think orange looks good on me but I had no choice since all my favorite colors were already worn by my sisters.
Excited to see the show that I have been waiting for, but first of, smile for the camera guys!
After dinner, we proceeded to their theater. Cameras were prohibited so I didn’t have photos of the show. The backdrop and special effect was very beautiful! The actors were very professional, too! You will be transfixed by the stage sets, design and technology. An experience to die for! I want to urge everyone who plans on visiting Bangkok to watch this show. It was the highlight of my trip. AAAAAMAAAAAAZZZZIIIIINNGGG!
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace
The Grand Palace is a majestic structure consisting of several buildings, guarded by a rectangular wall with mostly golden paint and statues. What used to be the official residence of the Kings of Siam, is now a popular tourist attraction, with several royal ceremonies held here annually.
The entrance fee is 350Baht per person, including the entrance to The Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins and Vivanmek Mansion.
This dress code is strictly enforced at the Palace. But do not despair, being tourist friendly, you can rent long loose pants for guys, long wraps and cover ups for girls like sarongs. But I’m afraid these sarongs are for free!
Ayutthaya Historical Park
The head of the sandstone Buddha in roots of Bodhi tree
Visiting other temples
Our city tour was more on temple hopping and seeing different figures of buddhas. It was a good experience to witness the culture of Bangkok but how I wish they knew our Heavenly Father from above as well.
As much as I wanted to mention each names of the temples we visited below, I really can’t remember the names anymore, not to mention their temples or purely their language is really hard.
The Buddhist temples usually have the interior temple bells which hung from a stylized framework of wood and stand on the floor so it can be moved.
They said that by ringing the bell, it could remove or protect a person from spell or evil spirit. And according to traditional belief, the sound of bell ringing can purify the holy place so the bells become one of the sacred objects for Buddhist temples.