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THAILAND~~~

August 20, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand..... My second last destination, how crazy! It was a $263 flight and 2213 km, but 7 hour and 15 minutes (including a layover of 1 hour and 25 minutes) I was in my second last destination! I can't believe it's almost done. Anyway, I wanted to tell you guys about Bangkok! First of all, it's split into 50 districts, which is useful to know for getting around and you don't want to end up in a business district (boooooring). There is so much diversity in what to do! So a few of the things that I did were visit Pak Khlong Talat, Bang Kra Jao and Wat Pho.

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Pak Khlong Talat is a market for flowers, fruits and vegetables. It was interesting being in the community with all of the locals, but luckily my mom has friends in Bangkok who could guide around and translate. Apparently this market is known as a place with symbolic value to locals. It is also located close to the memorial bridge:

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The Bang Kra Jao is an interesting place as it is a patch of jungle in the middle of Bangkok's skysracpers. The wildlife in the Bang Kra Jao includes birds,giant lizards, tropical fruit and lush forests.

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As Buddhism is about 95% of the population's religion, I thought visiting Wat Pho would be culturally interesting. As Wat Pho is a Buddhist temple, named after a monastery where Buddha was believed to have lived. It's also known as the birthplace of thai massage. Hmmm... I think I might get one of those when I get home hhahaah. This is what the temple looked like:

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Aaaaand of course I HAD to get pad thai noodles in Thailand!!! Here's what my pad thai look like mmmm.

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Alright my peeps, I'll talk to you once I'm in my LAST destination of my DREAM TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. Talk to you soon!

Posted by mayals 17:04 Archived in Thailand Tagged food culture love thai

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