Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scenes from Bangkok, Thailand

Some non food shots of Bangkok.

We stayed at the Sivatel Bangkok Hotel which was located in the Ploen Chit area in Embassy district. We picked it because it's popular with business travellers so we knew that they would have good amenities. It was about a couple minute walk to the train station, and only a 15 minute walk to the bustling Siam Square shopping area.
Serene infinity pool that overlooked all the office buildings.

Our room had a spacious living room area.

My favorite part of the room was the bathroom. Don't worry, there are blinds for privacy.

The hotel amenities and service was great. The complimentary breakfast buffet had a nice mixture of Western and Thai offerings. Definitely a hotel that I would recommend if you want comfort but don't mind walking about 15 minutes to the bustling part of town.

On our first day, we took a boat ride on the Chao Praya River to get acquainted with the city. You can hop on and off depending on what sights or neighborhoods you want to check out. The boat ride was pretty cool as it allowed us to absorb the scenery.

Lots of temples along the river.

The only tourist site I really saw was the famous Buddhist temple, Wat Po. This is their famous reclining Buddha.

Wat Po is also where the traditional Thai massage originated. The only reason why we decided to pop in for a massage was because the rooms were air conditioned.

Flower markets are also very popular in Bangkok.

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