The week countdown to Thailand is almost here! We have been busy getting ready for our 10 day trip to the other side of the world. Luckily, our planning has been much less about the trip, more preparing things before and after for the fact that we skip Thanksgiving to go right to Christmas. With our work schedules, we benefited the most by traveling during the holidays and miss the least amount of work. Our trip has been extremely planned by the package we picked. Therefore, most of our days are packed in the day and left open for us to explore at night. The first half of our trip will be in the capital- Bangkok. Our itinerary is packed with some amazing tours and hot spots to visit making it even more exciting. As you look through the planned list (which is most of our plans, not all), you better believe my camera will be full with pictures when I come back.
Here is our itinerary for our stay in Bangkok, Thailand
Temple of Golden Buddha – Home of the world’s largest solid gold Buddha? Yes! I am so excited to visit the historic Temple which is our first stop in Thailand. You will notice temples are a theme in the country.
Temple of Reclining Buddha Wat Pho – The oldest temple that I got even more excited to see after watching “The Beach.” In addition, the temple was the birth place of the Thai massage!
Gem’s Factory and Thai Silk – I am most intrigued by the Gem Factory tour to see how gems are extracted for jewelry. This highly recommended tour includes watching how jewelry is made (awesome) and concludes at the Thai Silk markets.
Kingdom of Siam at the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha – Another historic, architectural grand palace with the most famous Buddah shrines in the country.
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (Marble Hall) Art Exhibition – I love visiting spots with amazing architecture. This palace made of marble, I am sure will be one of my favorites.
Damnern Saduak Floating Market – Shopping out of Thai vendor’s canoes sounds awesome to me! I love getting to experience other countries culture which makes this one a definite must for us.
War Cemetery – The war cemetery explains the history of Asian labors who worked on the Death Railway under the Japanese army to construct a portion of the Burma-Thailand railway.
Elephant Camp – I have been most excited about seeing baby elephants since we booked this trip! I am so excited to visit the camp which will be followed by a ride through Thailand’s rainfore
Bamboo Rafting in River Kwai – bamboo rafting? This sounds like this will be my favorite day of the trip!
Tell me: Which of these would you most want to see/visit/do? Would you ride an elephant?