Third Thai’s A Charm – Bangkok (Day 3: Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Siam Ocean World, Baiyoke Sky Hotel)

After two days in Ayutthaya, it was time for us to return to Thailand‘s capital city of Bangkok. It’s officially my 3rd time in Thailand so we are going to visit some of the landmarks that we missed during my first two visits. For our first stop, we headed to Wat Pho which is right across the Grand Palace. The main feature of this temple is the gigantic reclining Buddha statue. You definitely won’t be missing this as visitors will be flocking this part of the temple.

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After visiting the reclining Buddha, we headed straight to Wat Arun. Since we were situated on the opposite side of the river, we decided to ride a water ferry for the quick river crossing.

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From Wat Arun, we headed first to check-in at Loog Choob Homestay. This is where we will be staying for the rest of our trip. I strongly recommend staying at this place if you’re already familiar with Bangkok as it’s situated quite hidden and not within the touristy destinations. Very affordable, very friendly and accommodating family-staff, great design… what more can you ask? No wonder they’re among the top B&Bs/Inns in Tripadvisor and has even won a Traveler’s Choice Award.

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After our quick check-in, we headed to Siam Paragon. The reason is to visit Siam Ocean World. Being a fan of marine creatures, I can’t get over the fact that we didn’t have time to visit this place during our first visit. Siam Ocean World is currently the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. It definitely did not disappoint despite the quite pricey entrance fee.

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Our last stop for the day was The Observatory Point at Baiyoke Sky Hotel. All I can say about this place is, it’s worth the visit for the view at the revolving deck on the 84th floor. Everything else that came with it, don’t even bother. The place is quite date and very touristy in nature. We were lucky to spend a few minutes on the open observatory deck as it started to rain afterwards.

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That’s about it for our 3rd day in Thailand. Let’s keep the ball rolling!

Third Thai’s A Charm – Bangkok (Day 4: Wat Saket, Jim Thompson House, Asiatique)

– The Tourist Pao

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