A trip to Bangkok promises a myriad of experiences – whether you just want to do retail therapy, indulge in spa and massages, see the cultural aspects of Bangkok, or a little bit of everything. Continue reading
Wat Pho in Bangkok enshrines the giant golden Reclining Buddha, at 43 m long and 15 m high. The temple was originally a learning center for traditional Thai medicine, which was later expanded and the Reclining Buddha was built by King Rama I in 1767. Continue reading
The Grand Palace was built in 1782 which was once the residence of the previous Kings of Thailand. The Grand Palace today houses government offices and is an important venue for official ceremonies. With more than 200 years of history, new buildings were added and new architectural ideas were incorporated, resulting in a complex of buildings with eclectic architectural styles. Continue reading
Wat Phra Kaew is THE iconic temple in Bangkok that enshrines a 66 cm tall jadeite Buddha statue, and hence also the name “Temple of the Emerald Buddha”. Thailand is a country with a long history of Buddhism with the earliest signs of Buddhism as early as the 5th century.
As always, Bangkok’s Chinatown is one of the best places to find good food. Besides the uber affordable food, the most extraordinary part is you find gourmet ingredients such as bird’s nest and fish maw, prepped on a mobile cart by the roadside. Thanks to my bestie, Kat from SpoonSpatulaSaturday, we went on a gastronomic adventure and tried more things than we could stomach and still wished to try more. You will be able to find most of the food featured in the post along the main road of Chinatown, Yawarat Road, except for No. 8, which is hidden in a small lane. Continue reading
Visiting the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace wasn’t part of my plan. The tuk tuk driver pointed to his DIY well-illustrated map and asked if I wanted to go to go to the Elephant Palace. I thought the place seemed close enough so might as well. Continue reading
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is an ancient royal monastery in Ayutthaya built in 1357. The monastery was destroyed by the Burmese in 1766 and only re-established again in 1957. Continue reading
The Erawan Shrine in Bangkok attracts lots of worshipers and believers to pay respects to Phra Phrom God, who is the Thai version of the Hindu God – Thao Maha Brahma, also known commonly as the “Four-Faced Buddha” . Continue reading