We had heard that Thailand’s capital city can be quite hectic, so our aim while there was to make the best of Bangkok. As most backpackers do, we stayed on Khaosan Road. While researching Bangkok, we had read that it is absolutely a terrible place to stay. However, it offers great budget accommodations and we found it to be quite alright. It is a great place for souvenir shopping, and it has the best street pad thai.
We found a pad thai vendor that we especially liked and returned there for nearly every lunch and dinner. Some of our best memories in Bangkok include getting pad thai and enjoying it in our air-conditioned room while watching TV. It’s the little things while traveling that turn out to make some of the best moments. The shopping on Khaosan Road is really somethings else. You can find clothing, souvenirs, art, and even purchase a falsified diploma from Harvard. One of the first sites we went to see in Bangkok was Wat Pho. This is where the large reclining golden buddha is located, and it’s right next to the Grand Palace. We really enjoyed architecture of the Thai temples. We also walked over to check out the Golden Mountain (Wat Saket), and on the way we passed a few nice areas. The Golden Mountain offered a very nice view of Bangkok. One of the markets I especially enjoyed was the flower market. It was a bit tricky finding it, but after we did it was quite nice. We found that Bangkok is also beautiful at night. Overall, we had a great time in Bangkok. Little did we know, we were saving the best for last! The day before we left Thailand, we took a day-trip from Bangkok to the ancient city Ayutthaya. Stay tuned!