I’ve now visited my 11th country – Thailand! Having spent just 5 days there, I’ve only had a glimpse of the country, but I really enjoyed my trip. As always, I’m here to share with you the things I did, plus some tips and advice that I gathered during my stay in the popular Southeast Asian country.
My trip began on a Tuesday night, booking it across Seoul on the subway to catch a late plane to Bangkok, where I arrived at 2:30am on Wednesday morning to meet my boyfriend after 6 months apart. When we checked out of our hotel later that morning, we took a taxi straight down the coast to Pattaya, where we stayed for one night before going back to Bangkok and exploring the capital for four days. Our time there was short but sweet, and we packed the sights in!
Bangkok is known for its Buddhist temples, and we managed to visit three of them – Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Budda) – as well as stopping by Prasat Sut Ja-Tum (Sanctuary of Truth) on our journey back from Pattaya. I ate a huge amount of Thai food, and indulged in all sorts of street food at Talad Nud Rot Fai (the Train Night Market Ratchada). At another market – the Chatuchak Weekend Market – I bought myself and my family a bunch of souvenirs, and we visited another night attraction at Asiatique the Riverfront; a shopping and restaurant complex located on the Chao Phraya. It was all pretty tiring, but we stayed at Chao Hostel in the Siam area of the city, which offered us a nice place to rest at night, and many shopping opportunities and a great view of the city at the rooftop restaurant and bar Horizons.
As with most holidays, but particularly this one, it was all over way too soon, and before I knew it I was flying back to Seoul to go back to work the next day. But I’ll be reliving it all for you and for me, as I write and share this travel series on Bangkok and Pattaya over the next month or so!
Read all the posts in my Bangkok & Pattaya travel series here:
Bangkok & Pattaya | Travel Series
Sanctuary of Truth | Prasat Sut Ja-Tum ปราสาทสัจธรรม
Wat Pho – Temple of the Reclining Buddha | วัดโพธิ์