After a long morning at the Damnoen Saduak Floating markets we decided to make the most of our day and headed to Wat Pho. Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple complex, and one of the oldest in Bangkok. It is most famously known for the "Temple of the Reclining Buddha" which is a 46m long reclining Buddha.
And here he is, the Reclining Buddha. The pictures really don't do it justice as its impossible to catch it all in one frame, so I added a video!
Key things to note when visiting Wat Pho:
- What to wear: You should have your knees & shoulders covered.
- Women: A longer dress/skirt or pants will do. (but in 95 degree weather, its best to opt for the most 'breezy options' hence my skirt).
- Men: I saw a lot of men wearing the typical "German-man-capris" (I say that because I see way too many men wearing those terrible pants). Andrew went with the more fashionable option - khaki pants. (and yes he was hot!).
- You will need to take your shoes off when entering the temples. If I were to ever go back, i'd bring some socks with me. :)
The Sky Bar
Andrew and I stayed at the Iebua State Hotel while in Bangkok, and we learned right before going that it was the hotel where they filmed the Hangover 2! One of the scenes is filmed at their amazing rooftop bar called The Sky Bar. This rooftop bar has an unbelievable view of the city, but this view comes with a price tag. All of the drinks were about 20 euros. 20 euros!! And I'll admit, they were nothing spectacular. My recommendation - go there for one drink, take in the views, take some pictures and then head to another bar where you can find drinks for half the price.
The Mango Tree Restaurant
After enjoying the amazing views of Bangkok, we walked down the street to The Mango Tree Restaurant. We ended up having the entire restaurant to ourselves, sitting in a beautiful outdoor patio. And i'd say it was one of our favorite dinners we had in Thailand. It was our first experience having Roasted Duck Curry... and OH MY GOD. It is still our favorite dish after two weeks in Thailand & Cambodia.
After too many drinks, dinners and coconut ice creams... we ended our stay in Bangkok with a morning class at Crossfit Bangkok. Thankfully we signed up for a 7am class, because already that early in the morning it was about 85 and humid. It was such a great way to end our visit in Bangkok.