Bangkok is the gateway to Asia for any aspiring traveller. From there, you can access any place that your heart desires. But what do you do while you are lingering in the gateway?
Apart from the numerous shops, temples, roads and hustle and bustle of the big city, you may decide to go visit one of the floating markets, which can be found at varying distances from Bangkok itself. I went to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, about a two hour drive outside of Bangkok, and hopped on a long-tail boat to get in the middle of it all. Don’t expect to find much for sale other than tourist products or fruit and veg, but do expect to find a charming and interesting way of life that you can get fully immersed in. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market might seem like an expensive tourist trap (which it is), but so long you enjoy the sights, take some beautiful photos, and really engage with the atmosphere, it is an enjoyable experience. This is definitely a stop not to be missed, especially first timers to Bangkok. If you’ve always wanted a giant snake to be put around your neck, this may also be the place for you (snake optional).
Have you visited anywhere around Bangkok new and interesting that really amazed or excited you (apart form Khao San Road!)? Share your adventures below in the comment section, i am always interested to learn about other peoples adventures!
See you tomorrow,