The land of smiles, Bangkok
Bangkok is a good starting point for the Asia journey. The capital town has about 10 million citizens, is very chaotic and not very beautiful. Here you stay suitably a couple of days to visit the interesting temple areas.
There are about 400 temples just in Bangkok and about 30000 in the whole country.
The most famous one is Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace with Wat Pho which are in the same area (Wat = temple).
One popular sightseeing use to be a visit at a floating market. We visited Damnoen Saduak in the Rajburi province. The Market is located 100 km south west of Bangkok. Here you can buy clothes, fruits, vegetables, beautiful woodcarvings or just looking at all the people.
About 30 km outside Bangkok the town Samut Prakarn is located. There you will find one of the worlds largest outdoor museums Muang Boran – the Ancient City. The area is larger then 500 km2 and consist of copies of the most famous monuments in Thailand.
Some of them in natural size, some in a smaller scale. Today there are at the moment 109 monuments.