Sunday may be one of my favorite days and Bangkok is truly one of my favorite cities in Asia. So this was definitely a Sunday well spent here in this lively, colorful metropolitan city.
I’ve been pretty obsessed with Thailand ever since I went to Chiang Mai a couple months ago in November. I extended my visa there and ended up staying for almost 2 months.
I have a serious love affair with food in Thailand – there’s an abundance of fruits – some of my favorites are ones I’ve never heard or seen elsewhere. I believe that the happiest people on this planet are in Thailand and once you land on Thai ground you can immediately feel all the good vibes.
Honestly, I can’t stop going back to Thailand – it kind of feels like my home away from home right now. It has all of the wild adventure that Asia has to offer with a familar side of all the comforts that I am used to in the States. If you are planning a trip out to Asia I highly recommend starting somewhere in Thailand – you won’t regret it 😉 .
Anyways, I was excited to be back in Bangkok after adventuring in Vietnam. I was especially thrilled to spend a whole Sunday exploring and going wherever the wind took me. The wind took me to some incredible and colorful places this day. This Sunday Funday game was on point and I’m beyond delighted to share it with you.
I started my day having a lovely brunch at my ultimate favorite spot – Luka. This Sunday was my first time here, but it only took this one time to have me coming back every single day I was in Bangkok. No joke – I went at least once a day from here on out. Actually, some days I even had breakfast and lunch here. Honestly, some of the BEST food and coffee I’ve had. I promise I tried other places, but nothing beats this place.
If you head to Luka – you NEED to order the breakfast burrito! It’s the best thing brunch concoction you’ll ever taste and you can thank me later for the recommendation. Actually, anything on the menu is incredible and you can trust me on this one because I ordered almost all of it during my time in Bangkok.
Also, Luka is half cafe, half home decor store. The entire upstairs space is filled with swoon-worthy furniture and art. It’s a space just asking to have a mini-photo shoot.
I then walked around the city. I’m a serious walker especially when I explore a new city. I think walking is always the best way to see any city. You get in front of things you would never see if you took a taxi, tuk tuk, or whatever other form of transport is around. I got a little lost, as I always do but I don’t fret because that’s part of the adventure.
When you walk around a city you get to take pictures of all the vibrant colored details you see along the way. If you really want to annoy the person you’re with, stop every 5 seconds to take a photo. Haha! Mission accomplished here.
I then took a ferry to go see the Wat Po Temple which is one of the main Buddhist temple complexes in Bangkok. If you want to get technical it’s official name is Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn. Try saying that 5 times fast.
You probably know it by the MASSIVE reclining buddha that you may have seen photos of. Actually, it’s extremely difficult to get a good photo of this buddha as it is encased in a room where the only way to truly capture its beauty is with your eyeballs, not your camera. That’s ok I have this somewhat awkward photo to share with you…
BUT before we made our way to the temple, we stumbled upon a flower market and I instantly had permanent heart emoji eyes. I got lost in my own world and starting taking 100 million photos. I wish my photos had a scratch and sniff feature so you could smell this delicious floral aroma that floated around this place.
If you want to head to this flower market – put Pak Khlong Market in your google maps. It’s near Wat Po so you can easily do both in one afternoon and I highly, highly recommend exploring this place.
At the end of my flower market journey, I realized I lost my dear friend I was with. The entire time I was totally in my own world and my attention had been 100% on taking photos that I didn’t realize I had been stepping in mud. My feet were covered in it BUT that’s ok I’ve stepped in worse 😉 . #dogpooistheworst
I passed this little fruit market on our way to the temple. I have a slight obsession with these markets here in Thailand and you can pretty much find them all over place.
We then got a little lost trying to find the temple but I was totally ok with that because we ran into my two new friends – I named them Fred and Glenda.
We spent most of the day here in the complex as there’s so much to see and discover. This is probably one of my favorite temples in Thailand. The intricate tile work will absolutely take your breath away – that I can assure you.
The heat and crowds got to me a little so we decided to stop for lunch across the temple at a small local restaurant. I had veggie fried rice which is my absolute favorite in Asia, but especially in Thailand. And no meal is every complete in Southeast Asia without a watermelon smoothie. It cures all hangry feelings immediately.
I then headed home with the biggest smile, dirtiest feet, and fullest heart. This had been one of my favorite adventures in the past couple months. I love you, Bangkok.