Shopping and sightseeing in Bangkok

Wat Benchamabophit

The Thai capital Bangkok is a shopper's paradise, where visitors of all budgets should find what they are looking for in the countless malls. However, you should be careful with branded items!

Custom Suits in Bangkok

On our first day in Bangkok, we went to a tailor to get a quote for custom suits. The salesman presented us with his different fabrics and cuts over a cold beer. We were then able to choose a template from the current Giorgio Armani or Hugo Boss catalogue. Overall, we were very happy with the service and ordered a package consisting of a suit, two shirts and a tie for Bodo and two suits, three shirts and two ties for me. Together we paid 20,000 Thai baht for it. After a fitting, we get the suits in our suite on Thursday evening. lebua at State Tower supplied. Then it's time to "Suit up!"

Anzugsschneiderei in Bangkok
Suit Tailoring in Bangkok

Since we didn't get into the 5 stars in outdoor pants and a washed-out T-shirt, Hotel When we wanted to move in, we got dressed in the MBK Mall near the National Stadium.

Wat Saket (Golden Mount)

After a little shopping, we made our way to Wat Saket or "Golden Mount". The golden mountain is artificially raised to a height of 79 meters and crowned with a golden chedi.

Aufgang zum Golden Mountain
Ascent to Golden Mountain

We reached the top via 318 steps and some smaller plateaus. Here are various bells that were rung by Thais as well as by us.

Goldene Chedi
Golden Chedi

On the area around the Temple Mount there are some small Buddhas and shrines. In the courtyard we met dozens of Buddhist worshippers. Many had gifts in the form of flower arrangements or tea sets with them. We had the impression that everyone was waiting for a special event. Unfortunately, the announcements over loudspeakers were only in Thai and didn't really help us. Suddenly, everyone fell silent and a very old man in a wheelchair was driven in. While the faithful in attendance stood up to pray, the Lord sat down on a throne-like chair on the altar. Before the ceremony continued, however, we left the building out of decency.


Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple)

We finished the day with a visit to Wat Benchamabophit, also called a marble temple by tourists because of its construction. The Buddhist temple is one of the most beautiful in Thailand and is one of Bangkok's main attractions.

Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit

The white, partly rosè colored marble stone shone in the sun and made a very magnificent impression on us. On our trip we have not seen such a special temple so far. This is one of the reasons why the site was probably proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit
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My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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