My 5: Wat Pho, Bangkok.

Wat Pho Temple of Reclining Buddha Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. Bangkok’s oldest and largest temple is an absolute must see, chiefly due to its world famous forty-six meter reclining buddha. Built in 1832 during the reign of King Rama III, the statue shows the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana following death.

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My 5: The Golden Mount, Bangkok.

The Golden Mount Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. There are more temples in Thailand than you can shake a stick at. With over a thousand structures peppered around Bangkok alone, it can be tricky deciding which ones are worthy of your time. One temple that should definitely make the cut is Wat Saket. Dating back to the Ayutthaya era, this […]

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My 5: The Ghost Tower, Bangkok.

The Ghost Tower Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. I was having breakfast in the hostel one morning when I overheard an American guy telling a mousey South African about his top picks in Bangkok. “Dude, you haven’t done The Ghost Tower?” he exclaimed, a forkful of egg suspended at the entrance to his mouth. “Dude… The Ghost Tower!!!” So I […]

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My 5: Songkran, Bangkok.

Songkran Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. Mid April is an excellent time to visit Bangkok, with the city transforming itself for Songkran, Thailand’s huge New Year festival. In many districts this annual celebration has morphed into little more than an almighty water war, with locals and tourists alike attacking each other using buckets, balloons and high-powered water guns. […]

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My 5: Chatuchak Market, Bangkok.

Chatuchak Market Bangkok Thailand

1. April 2015. I do love myself a big old Asian market! You’ve got the smell of sizzling street food, the unpredictability of the haggling, the vast array of stuff on offer! God only knows I’ve been to my fair share of markets throughout Asia, but I’m not sure I’ve seen a bigger one than […]

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