In a few days, I’m headed on a Thailand trip to explore 3 of the most popular destinations-Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. During my two week journey I will visit Buddhist temples, floating markets, ancient temples, and white sandy beaches.
The street food vendors of Bangkok are very high on my “must do” list.
My first three days in Thailand will be spent exploring Bangkok, City of The Angels. A visit to the Grand Palace is a must. The Grand Palace houses the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po, the “Reclining Buddha” representing the moment in which Buddha enters Nirvana.
Next will be a boat ride through the Canals to get to Wat Arun, the “Temple of Dawn”. Wat Arun is located on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River, and is easily one of the most breathtaking temples in Bangkok.
Other “must do”s on a Thailand trip include the floating market in Ratchaburi providence, visiting Phra Pathom Chedi the worlds highest stupa and sampling the unique street cuisine found throughout the city of Bangkok. Bangkok Street food is known world wide for its amazing flavors. Thai cuisine knows how to blend sweet, salty, sour and spicy and usually all in one dish. I plan on sampling many versions of papaya salad and noodles with shrimp.
After Bangkok it’s a quick flight to Chiang Mai, “the Rose of the North”. My two days in this city will be spent touring Wat Prathat Doi and the Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai. I am beyond excited to spend the day watching, learning, and interacting with these magnificent creatures.
The Thailand trip concludes with a few days on the island of Phuket and the beautiful resort of The Surin Phuket. Snorkeling and relaxing on the beach top the “must do” to round off my journey.
I look forward to sharing with you my first adventure to Thailand and the mishaps and the fun stuff that happens along the way.