Temples and Thai Food: Two Days in Bangkok

Thailand, Bangkok Guide (B): Temples and Thai Food: Two Days in Bangkok

After a sleepless 11-hour budget flight from Copenhagen, my travel partner and I emerged from the Bangkok airport around 8 am, exhausted yet excited. We got into a taxi and took off for our hotel in the old city. We planned to drop off our bags and get some breakfast/brunch, then start sightseeing right away to take advantage of the 48-or-so hours we had in Bangkok before flying to the Thai islands.

As soon as we arrived at our small boutique hotel, Inn a Day, we felt we had made the right choice. From the lush flowers outside to the elegant lobby to the smiling and helpful staff, the hotel felt like a calm oasis. We sat down with a welcome drink while we made plans.

Since we had a few hours to kill before checking in, we decided to make our way to the Grand Palace. We first fortified ourselves with lunch at a relatively pricey but nice restaurant where we could sit outside next to the river.

The Grand Palace is probably not the best tourist attraction to visit when one is jet-lagged and tired, but it was beautiful enough that it made up for the crowds. On our way, we were sidelined by a man who said he worked for the Grand Palace and that it was closed until 2 pm, but he could recommend a tuk-tuk tour instead. This is a common scam, and it’s a bit ironic as there are loudspeakers all along the perimeter of the palace warning tourists from stopping to talk with anyone. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Temples and Thai Food: Two Days in Bangkok
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Inn a Day   Grand Palace   Wat Phra Kaew   Yaowarat Road   Wat Pho   nahm   Banyan Tree Hotel   T&K  
Author: Jennifer Shirey
Read it on author's website: http://www.restlessdesigner.com/archive/2016/3/5/temples-and-thai-food-two-days-in-bangkok

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