A visit to Bangkok (Thailand) 2017

We visited Bangkok for the first time in January 2017. Bangkok is an exciting city and well known for its shrines and vibrant street life. There are so many sight-seeing options, as well as many shopping venues to choose from. We took a 4 hour Tuk-Tuk ride around the city, which gave us a great introduction into the culture and the city life. It was great fun and I highly recommend it.

We also took the skytrain to the Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is both a indoor and outdoor market, on about 35 acres of land. There are more then 10 000 shops and stalls, selling clothes, shoes, handcrafts and household goods as well as many other varieties of goods.

Travelling by skytrain is a breeze and very convenient there.

Bangkok has many multi-storey shopping malls and is paradise to all shopaholics. The malls have endless bargains, from high end fashion clothing, shoes, handbags to electronics etc.
We spent most days walking from mall to mall to see what was on offer. I also discovered many fabric shops in China Town, with a fantastic range of good quality fabrics.

We also took a day trip to the beautiful province of Kanchanaburi, which is about 3 hours drive from Bangkok. Here we visited the World War 2 Cemetery and the Railway Museum. The history of that period, as explained by our tour guide, was extremely interesting as well as very somber.

We then boarded a train for a ride on ''THE BRIDGE OVER RIVER KWAI''. The train ride took us on the actual ''DEATH RAILWAY'' and on the ''HELLFIRE PASS'', which was built by PRISONERS OF WAR. The scenery from the train was breathtaking.

After the short train ride, we were taken to a restaurant on the river, where we were served a delicious THAI LUNCH. I accidentally deleted the photos and video of the lunch, train ride and the elephant rides.

After lunch we were taken by power boat to the Elephant Sanctuary for rides. The elephants were all treated well and the visit there was amazing.

We ended the day trip with a visit to the SAI YOK NATIONAL PARK.

Our visit to Bangkok was truly memorable and we vowed to go back, whenever we can.

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