We only had a short time in Bangkok, but we knew we couldn’t leave without visiting the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun, so made sure we headed there before leaving the city to continue our Thai adventure.
We got there by taking the Sky Train to Saphan Taksin and got on the ferry up the river.
Dressing appropriately when visiting Thai temples
You have to cover your shoulders and have skirts or shorts below the knee when you visit Thai temples, and I would suggest that you take something light to cover up with. It was at least 35 degrees and extremely humid when we were there in June. I wore a cardigan and thought I was going to pass out a few times because it was so hot!
The Grand Palace, Bangkok
The Grand Palace was truly beautiful and very peaceful, as you can see from our pictures.
The Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, Bangkok
We also saw the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, which is an incredible and very impressive 46m long, 15m high statue.
The best views of Bangkok
Finally, we climbed to the top of the temple at Wat Arun via some dizzyingly steep steps to see the best view of Bangkok in the whole city. It was an amazing view and a beautiful building, marred slightly by the humidity and having to climb down a sheer drop. Well worth a trip though!
Have you been to the Grand Palace or some of Bangkok’s main temples?
All images copyright Laura Beard.