By Jim Ferri
Hello fellow stay-at-homers! While we may not be able to travel, we can still get away. This week it’s off to Bangkok, one of the most interesting and popular cities in Asia.
Aside from its horrendous traffic, Bangkok’s problem is that it has so much to see. At the top of the list is the spectacular Grand Palace, a colorful royal cluster of buildings, once a self-sufficient city within the larger city. Beyond there’s the colorful and chaotic Old City, overflowing with temples with golden Buddhas and myriad saffron-robed monks and crowded markets bursting at the seams. On the streets, as you’d expect, there’s no shortage of street food prepared on the spot. And everywhere you turn you stumble over centuries of history.
Not far outside the city is the ever-popular Damnoen Saduak floating market, as well as more history in the spectacular ruins of Ayutthaya, once the capital of the most powerful kingdom in what is now modern-day Thailand. And the best part is that you’re surrounded by the kindest people you’ll meet anywhere in your travels.
If you’ve never been to Bangkok be sure to put it on your “must visit” list. For now, just enjoy a mini-visit through the photos below. (click any photo to begin)