If you are planning on visiting Bangkok and haven’t been before then it is very easy to pigeon hole yourself into visiting the cities tourist clichés that are obvious and visible (I did it and I am sure virtually every tourist does too). There is nothing wrong with visiting the Grand Palace – Chatuchak market etc, but the best advice that I can give you is slip away from the tourist trail and you will get a much better idea about how this sprawling metropolis ticks. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →
After a couple of days in Bangkok at the Lub’D hostel I ventured out on my own for the first time and headed towards the Silom station to get the monorail somewhere, I didn’t have a plan, just wanted to see a bit of the city at night, which is when cities look their best in my opinion.
“Massage!!” the girls on the corner shouted, as they always do when you pass a massage parlour, I gave them a smile and continued as I always do, navigating myself around the cones covering the broken pavement. I’m not sure how many people decide on massage spontaneously, but it’s obviously enough to keep 4-5 girls paid sitting outside them shouting their English lessons at everyone passing by. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →
They call it the Grand Palace, the name I think is totally justified. Covering 218,000 square metres surrounded by 4 walls and completed around 1782. It was built for King Rama I’s ascension to the throne. Before this the royal palace and centre of administration was located in Thonburi. For many reasons the King decided this old location was not appropriate anymore to set up the new capital the City of Angels: Bangkok.
Colour catches the eye in every direction
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