For some reason, even though we travelled 19 hours to get here, we weren’t jet lagged at all. We got to our Bangkok hotel at 11:30 p.m., and woke up the next day ready to go out and do things.
We ate some random street food for breakfast, and then found our way to the SkyTrain. The only thing I really had in mind to see was the King’s Palace, but you need to take a water taxi to get there, which was pretty cool in itself, and there are lots of different stops along the way.
We ended up jumping out to see Wat Pho, a really beautiful temple, most famous for its reclining Buddha sculpture, which is completely massive, and completely gorgeous, but it had lots of other neat things too, including rows and rows of gold Buddha statues that we stumbled upon by accident while we were looking for the exit.
The ornate detail that goes into these temples is astounding, it takes hundreds of years to build them, and then it’s constant maintenance to make sure they stay that way. There were people re-doing the mosaic tiles on little areas all over the massive temple complex.