Woke up bright and early to beat the crowds at the Thai Grand Palace.
The Palace is beautiful. So much gold, color and jewels everywhere. Simply breath-taking. Our local guide taught us about the history of the palace and temple. She was very informative and entertaining. She called our group “Sticky Rice”.
- Get there early to beat the crowds and the mid-day heat
- You must cover your legs and arms
- Get a local guide
Unfortunately for my it got really hot really fast. Our “Temple Wear” covered us head to toe and the heat was reflected by the gold and white buildings. So after about an hour of the tour people couldn’t stand and were pretty over the tour. I would’ve liked to have learned more, but it was unbearably hot. So we all voted to move onto another site.
Our next stop was a river tour of the city. Bangkok is known as the Venice of Asia. It was neat seeing the city from the canals. It was also very cool being on the water. I got excited because we passed a temple and fed cat fish at a place that was on The Amazing Race!
Afterwards we had some free time before we had to check out of our hotel and head to the train station. I decided to hit the pool up and cool off. I got the pool all to myself. The refreshing pool was exactly what I needed after our exhausting morning. I ordered some delisous food and fresh coconut water and read my kindle. Later people showed up to join me, but for a little bit it was nice to be alone.
We met with our Tour Manager Lee at 4PM and headed to the train station for our over night train ride to Northern Thailand.
Someday I want to come back to Thailand. There’s no way you can experience such a massive city in just two days.