The Royal Side of Bangkok With Flytographer

The old royal district, Ko Ratanakosin houses the most famous and sacred sites of Thailand; Wat Phra Kaew (famous for the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace) and Wat Pho (famous for the reclining Buddha).

While several of the guide books and walking tours suggest covering both sites in a few hours of the day, we actually split them across two days which worked out pretty well! The scorching heat of the daytime can be quite exhausting and would have otherwise made¬†for some cranky shots ūüėČ

You can also read our story on the gorgeous flytographer blog here

This post is Part 1 of the royal sites and features the Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace.

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Top Things To Do in Phuket

The allure of Phuket is difficult to explain… While its natural attractions¬†are¬†indisputably¬†gorgeous, they are overshadowed by the (over)developed and (over)crowded beaches, teeming¬†with selfie-obsessed tourists looking for an FoMO holiday destination!

Having said that… there is¬†some¬†positive aspect to Phuket! The island’s reputation¬†makes it more accessible¬†for travel (more/direct flights) and offers plenty¬†of things to do! Ultimately, this location makes for a highly customizable vacation – based on what YOU¬†want to make of it!

We chose to stay away from the masses (read:over-crowded areas) due to the timing with the Chinese New Year, and skipped things¬†like the Big Buddha, Fantasea, etc. but still managed to get a good flavor of the town. Here’s a list of what we thought were Top Experiences¬†in Phuket

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