Let's Travel to Thailand
Coco & Cyd believe that travel, international or not, is so important for the mind and soul. Learning about different cultures or immersing oneself in a new environment can offer rich and meaningful experiences. However, we understand that travel is not always an option; so, we want to create a blog space that can transport you around the world and give you a small taste of exploration.
Modern Bangkok has undergone explosive growth. The city center, formerly enclosed by a wall, has been densely developed. Arriving in Bangkok, Thailand's capital and chief port, one feels the hustle and bustle that any cosmopolitan city would play host to. While The Grand Palace is unmistakably the most popular place to travel first, that is not where I want to take you today.
This week, we will leave our homes and travel to the Chao Phraya River, a Thai waterway, transporting traditional exports of teak and rice to and from Bangkok. Over the years, it has served as an escape from the chaos of the city, as it once did years before infrastructure took over.
The river allows you to experience Bangkok in a very different way. Climb aboard one of the various and fascinating watercrafts; you will be taken to places you would never think existed. In the floating market, a variety of food and merchandise are sold daily from boats on the canals. Discover and taste various, exotic food and drink. Tep Bar, hidden in a secret ally way, is said by many to have the most extraordinary cocktails.
A colonial styled building, now called the Mandarin Oriental still maintains its historic looks from 1887; luxurious imported carpets, Parisian wallpaper and electrified chandeliers sweep the rooms and halls. Step in and immediately be soothed by its beauty and historic grandeur.
Next enter the House of Sathorn, an 1896 renovated mansion. Many describe the House of Sathorn as a sensory- rich, spectacular restored artwork. Inside one will be served incredible Asian inspired cuisine.
The Chao Phraya also offers a vast, authentic variety of food; roast duck and congee shops, over 100 years old, still populate the river’s banks. Nothing can compare to the peaceful and cultural experience the Chao Phraya River offers and people are fast returning to enjoy all that it has to provide.
Thank you so much for joining us today!
Stop by Thursday for our next blog post
Quote to take with you for the week:
The river flows
It flows to the sea
Wherever that river goes
That's where I want to be
Flow river flow
Let your waters wash down
Take me from this road
To some other town
-The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Ride