Sunday, September 1, 2019

THAILAND - BANGKOK: AUGUST 2019

This August, I was lucky enough to visit Thailand with a friend and one of my sisters. It was an incredible experience with many highs (and a few lows!) while we travelled to different places within Thailand. During our trip we visited Bangkok (twice), Chiangmai, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and had an unexpected stay in Surat Thani! By going to all of these places, we were able to see the different sides of Thailand; from the bustling city life of Bangkok, to the peaceful paradise on Koh Phangan. 

Over the next 4 days, I am going to upload 4 posts from my trip to Thailand, one from each of the places we went to. And of course, I will be including plenty of pictures from our trip! Enjoy! 


All three of us arrived at Bangkok International Airport on the evening of the 2nd of August. We all had different flights but managed to make our way to our first hotel, located on Khao San Road, without problems. Upon arriving at this street, we were overwhelmed by the amount of people here! In the evenings, this street comes alive and all we could see were bars everywhere, all competing to see who could play their music the loudest! We went out for a drink or two to celebrate the start of an unforgettable trip!

Because our stay in Bangkok was very short, we crammed a lot in the next day, visiting multiple temples including the famous Wat Pho and Wat Arun Temples, taking a long-tail fishing boat to the floating markets and having our first ride in a Thai tuk tuk. Accompanying us was an Australian we met at our hotel whose name is Luke, we all had a great day together! We ended the day with a delicious Thai green curry at a restaurant next to our hotel. 

With the next day being our last day in Bangkok, we took full advantage of the fact the street we were staying on turns into a massive street market during the day and shopped for souvenirs for most of the morning! Rounding this off with a delicious Pad Thai for lunch and a Thai massage, we were sad to be leaving this city, but excited to return to it at the end of our trip. 

Total price of taxi from airport to hotel for all three of us (not each) = 500 Baht (£13.45) – this took about 45 minutes 
Entrance to each temple = 200 Baht (£5.38)
Long tail fishing boat trip = 800 Baht (£21.52 each) 
Tuk tuk ride = 80 Baht (£2.15) 
Average cost of a meal = 200 Baht (£5.38)
Thai massage = 150 Baht (£4.03) – for 30 minutes 

Mural at a local temple 

Buddha shrine at same local temple

Long-tail fishing boat trip

Dedications to ancestors at the floating markets 

 Wot Arun Temple 

  Wot Arun Temple 

 Wot Pho Temple 

 Thai Green Curry 

 Pad Thai 

  Khao San Road

After Bangkok, we took a plane to our next destination: Chiangmai!

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5 comments

  1. Thank you! Fantastic travels am looking forward to the next. X

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  2. My pleasure! Three more to come, and the next one is up tomorrow!

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  3. OMG! I've always wanted to go to Thailand, and with this post the idea of going there just got stronger!
    I loved this post!

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    1. Aw I hope you get to go there one day! Thanks for reading my post!

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  4. Thailand is the land of beautiful sceneries, and it has a rich culture, so it has become a centre of attraction for the people all around the world. I especially visited there to witness its natural beauty, and the Loy Krathong festival was a bonus point of visiting there in November.

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