Our last day in Bangkok we went all out, I guess making up for lost time spent lounging around. First off, we decided we wanted to check out a floating market while we were in Bangkok. We settled on the Wat Sai Floating Market which was closest to our location in downtown Bangkok. It took us a while to get to the market from our hotel, our cab drivers had to ask for direction multiple times (never a good sign). Eventually we got dropped off in a street market area where we were pointed in the direction of the floating market. After a little walk we found the pier and a sign that indicated we were at the market…we quickly hired a boat for 300 baht (about $10) and toured…an empty floating market!!!
I really don’t know how it happened, we stopped by during what I thought were the market hours. From what I found online there was no reason why the market shouldn’t have been there on the day we visited. Regardless, it was a fun little boat ride and we saw some temples and got waved at by some locals.
We then walked down the before mentioned street market and bought some amazing mangoes and super syrupy drinks.
Next up on our tour around Bangkok was to finally visit a temple! We chose Wat Pho, which is home to a massive reclining Buddha. Apparently it is where Thai massage was born and there is even a massage facility on the premises. Wat Pho was stunning! Walking around you could not help but be impressed with the ornate design of the temple. The giant reclining Buddha was pretty impressive too! He was lounging out looking so massive and comfortable and the soles of his feet were decorated with small scenes.
Our experience at Wat Pho was quite amazing. We had an amazing time walking around just soaking up the ornate designs. There were signs posted everywhere warning against pick pocket gangs which scared us a bit when we first arrived, but I am happy to report that no one in our group got pick pocketed!