Day 1

On the first day; I will go to Rattanakosin, which is the historical district of Bangkok, also called the Venise of Asia.

In order to get there, I will take the BTS tube to the station Saphan Taksin, and then, from there, I will take the Chao Phraya Express Boat and stop at the station 8 which is called Tha Tien. This boat is a good way to visit the town and it is cheap (18 Bahts the ticket, which is approximately 0.50 euros)

From there, I will start the visit of the key monuments. However it is good to mention that to enter in these temples, I will have to be dressed accordingly: It means, with pants and long sleeves shirt.

Wat Arun Temple:

I will just have to take the ferry to reach the other side of the river Chao Phraya. It only takes two minutes and costs 3 Bahts.

Then I will be able to see this Buddhist temple of 114 meters made of ceramic, which shows a strong Khmer influence.

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Wat Pho Temple:

Then, I will have to take the ferry back to go on the other side of the river again. From there I will walk around the small shops and reach the Wat Pho Temple and see the famous Buddha statue that you can see on the following picture:

Then, some bloggers advise to take a massage there at the massage school of Wat Pho well know for its therapeutic quality.  This will be good to relax. It costs 260 Bahts for a 30 minutes massage.

Grand Palace:

To reach the Grand Palace, I will have to follow the river on the Thanon Maha Rat street where I will see some street markets. In the end of this road I will have to turn right to take the Na Phra Lan street. From there I will find the entrance of the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple.

An advise is to keep the entrance ticket in order to be able to visit the Vimanmek House.

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Chinatown:

After a break to eat and take some energy around the Grand Palace, I will go to Chinatown.

From there, I will have to take the Express boat from the station 9 Tha Chang until the station 5 Ratchawongse.

Then, from there I will have to find Chinatown and reach the 2 most famous areas which are Thanon Yoawarat street and Thanon Charoen Krung street.

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It will be interesting to pass in front of the Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, which is a chinese temple inside Chinatown. However, as I will be limited in time I don’t think I will visit it and I will straight head to the Temple Traimit also called the Golden Buddha.

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MBK Fight Night:

This is something I don’t have to miss as I really like Muay Thai.

After a dinner break at the Siam Paragon which is a huge mall, we will have to head to the MBK commercial center.

These events happen every Wednesday from 18:30pm to 21pm at the MBK mall.

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