I’m slowly vetting through the THOUSANDS of photos we took on our recent trip to Southeast Asia, and I decided that it’d be better to share this entire trip with you guys in pieces, by visited location. I have to admit, I fell in love with Thailand. It is by far one of my favorite countries I’ve visited (although hard to choose a country when each has its unique beauty though, but still on a Thai high for sure!).
Thailand is a country filled with a ton of culture, beautiful architecture, delicious food, and grateful people. Thailand is governed by king Rama the IX, who recently passed away. This gave us the opportunity to emerge ourselves in a beautiful country-wide morn, where every single citizen wore black to honor the king’s recent death.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a city surrounded by beautiful Temples that are close proximity from each other. We were able to see so much of the city and take full advantage of this trip because we used a great travel agency that allowed us make the most of it. Indus travels took us all over Bangkok, Phuket and Beijing (I’ll be posting Travel Diaries on Phuket and Beijing in the coming weeks!). We toured everything and everywhere with friendly and knowledgeable tour guides and chauffeurs, who took us on quite the adventures. In Bangkok, with Indus travels we explored:
- The Grand Palace, which is the official residence of the Kings of Siam
- Wat Phra Temple, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand
- Wat Arun Temple, where Buddha himself is buried (The Vatican of Buddhism pretty much)
- Wat Trimitr, historic temple features a gilded exterior, exhibitions & a massive golden statue of Buddha
- We canoed along the Phang Nga river into the suburbs of Bangkok, where we got a peek into Thailand’s everyday life
- Bangkok Royal Barge boat museum, where they store the king’s boats, which are all made out of pure gold!
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to travel, definitely a huge blessing. Brian and I make it a point to try to spend our time and efforts in experiences rather than things, as experiences like this one can change your perspective on life forever. Interacting with new people, experiencing different cultures, exploring new areas allow us to learn, appreciate and welcome into our lives the best things that we learn from each culture. It also allows us to open our minds to appreciating new people and situations that we would have otherwise overlooked oftentimes.
I hope that you enjoy some the pics I selected out of thousands we took of Bangkok, Thailand. Next, I’ll be sharing my travel diary from Phuket, Thailand followed by Beijing, China.