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After being in India for two and a half months arriving in Thailand was quite a shock to the system. It took a couple of days to adjust to how clean and modern Bangkok is.
We stayed near Siam Square in the clean and friendly A-One Inn in the centre of Bangkok.
For the first few days we wandered around the city and applied for our Myanmar visas. We also tried out some of the local street stalls which sold items such as banana fritters, pad thai, iced coffee and thai curries.
On Friday evening we went to Lumpini Boxing Stadium to watch the Muay Thai boxing which was fairly brutal but good fun to watch. The following morning we took the skytrain to Chatuchak weekend market, Asia's largest market. On Sunday we got a river taxi to Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace. They were really amazing especially the temple which was one of the most beautiful buildings we have seen. Afterwards we walked to Wat Po, a temple which houses an enormous gold reclining buddha. Across the river we viewed Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn).