Tuk Tuking through Thailand: Bangkok Highlights Tour

Tuk Tuking through Thailand: Bangkok Highlights Tour, Bangkok, Thailand (B)

Two days before we were set to leave for Bangkok, I woke up to the news that a bomb had gone off in a heavily populated tourist area killing more than 20 people. After calling around to our hotel and travel agency we were reassured that we should go on with our plans, but I won’t lie the news put a dark cloud over the beginning of the trip.

We got into Bangkok around 8:30 on Thursday night and hopped into a cab. Our driver told us that normally it takes at least an hour to get from the airport to our hotel (same area of town as the bombing), but it took less than 30 minutes. The streets were eerily quiet and I saw very few tourists. It wasn’t the most reassuring welcome to the city but we vowed to make the best of it.

The next morning we had a tour planned with Tour with Tong to check out all of the Bangkok Highlights. We knew our time in Bangkok was limited since we were spending the following day at an Elephant reserve several hours away so we wanted to get the most out of our only full day. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tuk Tuking through Thailand: Bangkok Highlights Tour
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Courtney Alkek
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.alkeksabroad.com/tuk-tuking-through-thailand-bangkok-highlights-tour/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grand Palace
  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Wat Pho
  • Marble Temple
  • Khao San Road

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