Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

If you have a few days in Bangkok, I highly recommend a trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Arriving in the village we hired a traditional long tailed boat for an exhilarating ride through the chaotic, small ‘klongs’ or canals taking us to the most famous floating market. Along the ride you are able to take in the local way of life, small farms, houses on stilts and fishing. We are dropped off in the center of the market where we are able to explore the colorful and vibrant market environment. Again a foodie at heart, you must try the fried bananas in coconut batter, and the simple banana pancake-absolutely to die for!!

PatPong
PatPong

No trip to Bangkok is complete without a late night adventure to one of its many red light districts, so I choose to explore PatPong after dark. PatPong is an entertainment district at the heart of Bangkok’s sex industry catering primarily to men and foreigners. I’ll have to admit that this wasn’t at all what I had seen in films more what I expected. My husband was repeatedly approached in the street by the “Bills’ of the club offering loads of different ‘services’ but as you peered through the neon illuminated doorway the girls all seemed pretty uninterested and the ‘lingerie’ wasn’t much more than non-matching sport bras and boy shorts. Patpong wasn’t all neon lights and go go bars; it also has a tremendous night market to explore. The stalls sell everything from Thai woodcarvings, electronics, clothes, handbags, jewelry, a few sex toys; but the best is the street food! PatPong is one of the best-known open-air night markets in Thailand.