Photo Friday: Bangkok

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday! Our destination this week is the Thai capital, Krung Thep or as its more commonly known, Bangkok.  The first stop of the Asian leg of our trip.

PF BangkokBangkok is a sprawling metropolis, home to over 8 million people and known for its Wats and palaces, bustling nightlife and shopping.  We spent a week in Bangkok and here are our top picks from our time there.

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This is a beautifully decorated ‘chedi’ or stupa from Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn).  Luckily for us this wasn’t covered in scaffolding, unlike the central prang, or tower.

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This enormous statue is the famous reclining Buddha from Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha).  The statue is 15m high and 46m long!

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After the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets, the fresh, open air of Lumpini park (Bangkok’s answer to Central Park) is very refreshing.

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Look at these fish being cooked over grills on little boats, tied up alongside the pontoons at the Taling Chan floating market.

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No collection of Bangkok photos would be complete without the most visited tourist attraction in the city, The Grand Palace, so here it is in all its glory!  This is the official residence of the King of Thailand, although it is only used for ceremonial purposes.

Have you visited Bangkok? What were your favourite attractions? Let us know in the comments below!

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We have linked up with Kana and Chloe at Fly Away Friday and Jen at Pierced Wonderings – Head over there to see some more amazing blog posts every Friday!

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16 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Bangkok

    • Claire says:

      We were really saddened to hear about the events that happened on Friday, but they were down in the South while we’re in the North. I hope you make it home really soon. We’re looking forward to heading to the Philippines in the coming months!

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  1. yogawinetravel says:

    Love all the vibrant colours! I haven’t been to Bangkok in agessss and your photos are making me want to go back ASAP! #FlyawayFriday

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    • Claire says:

      It’s a really amazing place. We’ll be passing through at least twice more before we leave Thailand – I hope you can make it back soon!

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  2. Kana says:

    Bangkok is awesome – I haven’t been there in a few years but I’d love to go back! Apologies for the badge not working for some people participating in the linkup; next week we’ll make it work for sure so you can have that up. Thank you for joining us, looking forward to what you’ll be sharing next week! xo

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    • Claire says:

      I think the badge not working is mostly our lack of technical ability! It’s definitely worth checking out the rest of the country too – it has such a different feel to it.

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    • Claire says:

      We didn’t go to Khlong Lat Mayom Market, but they’re very close to each other and similar from what I can gather. Lumpini Park is lovely just to get away from all the hustle and bustle.

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  3. ttbchloe says:

    Ahhhh I only had 3 hours in Bangkok due to a layover so my only experience there was the W Hotel (not complaining) but wish I saw local culture and explored everything you did here. Thank you for sharing and can’t wait to see your next link up post!

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