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Phuket and Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

We had two days in Phuket. We spent the fist day at Patong beach (visit this beach for its lively environment and warm water). Bangla Road nearby is well known for its nightlife.

The next day, we took a speed boat to Phi Phi islands. We booked our tour with one of the local vendors in Phuket. Our stops included Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi leh and Khai Island. Needless to say that the boat ride and time spent at Maya Bay provided some stunning views.

 

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Bangkok city

Bangkok’s chaotic life, crazy traffic and intense heat may not come across as appealing to everyone but don’t miss it if you like urban tourism! I spent two days in Bangkok – trying street food in Chinatown, walking around markets, taking the boat ride and generally absorbing the sights and the smells of this colorful city. I fell in love with Bangkok!

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Bangkok – Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

This beautiful temple is on the west side of Chao Phraya river. We took the Chao Phraya tourist boat and got down at the stop for Wat Arun. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the view we were hoping for because of renovation work. However, it is a very beautiful place and we enjoyed some quiet, peaceful time there.

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Bangkok – Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Wat Pho is one of the most visited sites in Bangkok. Apart from the 46 m long reclining Buddha, this royal temple is also popular as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage and is considered to be the earliest centre for public education in Thailand. Wat Pho is also known for its large collection of Buddha images.

 

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Bangkok – Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kew

Grand palace, the former home of the Thai king is now an important administrative centre that hosts many royal ceremonies. Wat Phra Kew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) is also situated in the same complex. It is considered to be the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

 

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Bangladesh – Panam Nagar and Dhaka

Not too far from Dhaka is the ghost town of Panam Nagar, a former settlement of Hindu businessmen

 

 

From Dhaka city, I have a few  pictures only from the main attractions: