My wife and I arrived in Bangkok on November 12 to celebrate our honeymoon. After sleeping off some of the jet lag, we woke up at 9 a.m. for a tour of the city. We visited Wat Phra Kaew (*Temple of the Emerald Buddha; Na Phra Lan Road, 02 224 3290, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Wat Pho (●Temple of the Reclining Buddha; 2 Sanamchai Road, 02 226 0335, www.watpho.com
, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Wat Arun (●Temple of Dawn; Arun Amarin Road, 02 456 5640, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.); Wat Traimit (●Golden Buddha; Tri Mit Road, Chinatown, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Chinatown, and we loved it. We also took a boat cruise down the Chao Phraya River.
After that, we stopped in at a restaurant called The Supatra River House (●266 Soi Wat Rakhang, Arunmarin Road, 02 411 0305, www.supatrariverhouse.net) to eat typical Thai food, and got so much food, we couldn’t eat all of it. In the evening, we meandered through Silom Road and Pat Pong to take in the sights.
The next day we met a friend of mine for lunch at the Siam Paragon. (●991 Rama 1 Road, 02 610 8000, www.siamparagon.co.th
). On our way from our hotel in Silom, we stopped at the snake farm, and they explained how to obtain the venom to make an antidote for snakebite.
That night we went to Pullman Bangkok Hotel G to dine at Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant (●188 Silom Road, 22 38 1991, www.pullmanbangkokhotelg.com). We ate European food, and everything was perfect.
The third day we decided to go to Ayutthaya by taxi. When we arrived, we rode an elephant … amazing! Then we visited some old buildings and we returned to Bangkok. In the evening we had dinner at the mall again, and on our way back to the hotel, a big storm arrived, and my wife and I had to run to not get wet.
On our last day, we walked from our hotel to Khao San Road and back. I think we were walking for five or six hours, more or less. When we arrived back at the hotel, we had to pack our bags because we had to return to Spain, but before we went to the airport, we still had one last thing to try: Silom Thai Cooking School (●68 Silom Soi 13, 08 472 65669, www.bangkokthaicooking.com
). It was really perfect. They explained everything about Thai food, taught us how to cook it, and at the end, we got to eat everything we cooked. Then we returned to the airport to catch our flight home.
Bangkok is a really beautiful place to visit and take in all the sights and aromas, and experience the busy, bustling energy of the city. I would recommend it to everyone, especially the Royal Palace, the Golden Buddha, taking a cooking class, and touring Bangkok on foot.