I‘ve been to Bangkok twice before and as we were on our way home from our travels in Cambodia and Vietnam, we stopped in Bangkok for a few days. In case you didn’t already know Bangkok is one of my favourite cities as it feels like a home away from home for me, the people are so lovely and the skyscrapers and lights just reminds me of London.
Pom Mahakan is a short walk away from the tourist ferry boat which ended on Khao San Road’s stop and isn’t far from the actual road itself. It’s located on the river front and in a really pretty ground and is perfect for you to sit and chill either on the grass or on the benches available. This historic fort was built in the 1700s and has sadly been turned into a park not too long ago with it’s residents being evicted. It is one of two of the 14 original forts that were around Bangkok.
CHAO PHRAYA TOURIST BOAT
If you haven’t already been on this hop on – hop off boat I highly recommend it. It’s a great way of getting around as you only need to purchase one ticket and you can get on and off as many times as you want and see some of the main tourist attractions in Bangkok including the Grand Palace, The Reclining Buddha and Khao San Road.
Every main city has their own version of Chinatown where the majority of people who live there are from Chinese families and the businesses are Chinese as well. Quite a lot of the buildings and temples there are inspired by Chinese architecture and styles.
TEMPLES WITH A DIFFERENCE
You do go to Asian countries to experience their temples and religions and it’s great if you find one that’s completely different to the rest, this one we visited in Bangkok’s Chinatown was very much Chinese orientated.
What would you like to do if you visited Bangkok?