Jan 19, 2007
Mar 09, 2007
Fri Feb 2: Today is free in Bangkok for shopping, sightseeing, relaxing or maybe to try a Thai massage!
Thu Feb 1: We transfer to the airport in Siem Reap for our short flight to Bangkok. After checking into our hotel, we board the Skytrain for the start of our exploration of Bangkok and a true look at the city. From the skytrain we catch a local "klong" or canal boat to the home of the Thai Royal family on Ratanakosin Island. We visit the Royal Palace complex and Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha. Another highlight is Wat Po, the largest temple in Bangkok. We then head down the Chao Praya River on a local ferry, passing Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, on the site of King Taksin's Palace. formerly swampland and now-bustling business, entertainment and shopping district of Silom.