Grand Palace Bangkok & Thai Feast at Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง) – Bangkok Day 2

Grand Palace Bangkok & Thai Feast at Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง) - Bangkok Day 2
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On Day 2 we first went to the Grand Palace Bangkok and then proceeded on to Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง) for a serious Thai feast at Som Tam Sida:

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#2WeeksInBangkok – Day 2:

Day 2 was a huge day of sightseeing in Bangkok, and we visited many of the most famous attractions in the city starting with the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun. We also went to one of my favorite Thai street food markets in Bangkok: Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง).

00:38 Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว) – In order to try and beat the main rush, we went to Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว) early in the morning just after they opened. We still didn’t beat the crowds – it was already crazy busy. But it was still fun, and well worth to go. I had only gone to the Grand Palace Bangkok one previous time, when I first arrived in Bangkok back in 2009, so it was good to go again. Entrance fee is a pretty steep 500 Thai Baht, but at least if you keep your ticket, you can enter a few other attractions within 7 days using the same ticket.

4:48 Tha Phrachan (ท่าพระจันทร์) and Lunch at Ran Loong Lui Restaurant (ร้านลุงหลุย) – After going to the Grand Palace Bangkok, Ying and I were both really hungry so we walked over to Tha Phrachan (ท่าพระจันทร์) and walked down an alley and arrived to a restaurant called Ran Loong Lui Restaurant (ร้านลุงหลุย) that we used to go to years ago. The food was alright, not the best Thai food, but it was a nice place to sit next to the Chao Phraya River.

10:33 Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์) – We then walked over to Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์), which is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Entrance price is 100 Thai Baht. It had also been a while since I had been to Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์), and Ying and I walked around for a bit. Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์) is also home to the original Thai massage.

12:40 Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง) – After going to Wat Pho (วัดโพธิ์), we then took the Bangkok river ferry to Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง), which is one of the best food markets in central Bangkok. After walking around for a little while, we headed to Som Tam Sida (ส้มตำสีดา) an Isaan food restaurant right within the market. We ordered a bunch of different dishes including tom saeb neua (ต้มแซ่บเนื้อ), Isaan beef soup, som tam boo pla ra (ส้มตำปูปลาร้า) – green papaya salad with fermented fish, soop nawmai (ซุปหน่อไม้) – bamboo shoot salad, yam tua pu (ยำถั่วพู) – winged bean salad, yam makua (ยำมะเขือยาว) – eggplant salad, ;aab pla duk (ลาบปลาดุก) – catfish salad, and finally a plate of sai krok Isaan moo (ไส้กรอกอีสานหมู) – Isaan sausage for good measure. It was a delicious Isaan feast!

24:10 Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ) – From Wang Lang Market (ตลาดวังหลัง) we walked over to Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ), the Temple of Dawn. Unfortunately they were doing some renovation on the temple this time, so I wasn’t able to climb the stairs to the top. Price for entrance is 50 THB ($1.40).

For dinner, I was honestly still quite full from the huge lunch Thai feast at Wang Lang Market, so I just stopped at a quick grilled chicken cart and had a few skewers of grilled chicken and sticky rice for dinner. It was a long day of visiting attractions in Bangkok, but it was a good day.

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43 Comments

  1. I enjoy every moment off you ying and your beautiful kid ! And i can tell you that i follow some off the city's you visit too. Thailand China Philippine and Malaise are my favorite countries. The food and fruit are always delicious and very fresh. i am from Amsterdam Holland. i am happy you make suds good videos! Thank you and pls don't stop🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  2. Hi Mark. I have been watching you Vlogs for quite some time. I love planning my trips around food. Your Vlogs have been very helpful. I'm planning to be in Hong Kong and Thailand in January and February. Many thanks to all your great information on where to eat.

  3. Mark! Just wondering how many hours should I plan to visit all of these temples with snacks in between…8am to 4pm?

  4. I have been to Bangkok , love the food and fruits . Not so familiar with the names. but I loved the street food the squid and sausages , the hot fresh cakes so yummy. We had a dish with all different shell fish a soup like thing it was so yummy . We had lobster and prawns huge ones with salad , we are small eaters where we shared the food with family. Had a wonderful time . We visited some of the places which is in your videos. The sleeping Buddha like a gold statue and so many Buddha temples I think that is in Wat Pho .

  5. I am impressed that your wife attended that prestigious university. Please take good care of her. It must be tough to travel with a baby.

  6. I love ur videos. But just when you're about to do your yummy face, i look away. I dont want to see the exaggerated chewing and head lean.

  7. Hi Mark! Greetings from Norway! Thank you for letting us join you around the world, eating all this great food. When will you visit Norway? I will be honored to show you our Norwegian kitchen. Keep it up, and stay safe. 😊👍

  8. Thumps up for you Khun Mark and Khun Ying. Please keep doing more videos. I love food so much that’s how it links me to your videos. You are so genuine and are always smiling. I love you both even more that I happened to know from this video that Khun Ying is from Thammasat. Me too 🙂

  9. I am curious, Mark, how long it took you to learn to speak the Thai language? You seem to understand everything that s said around you, and you sound like a Thai person when you speak. Did you study formally or just learn from being in Thailand and falling in love with Ying? It seems like such a difficult, tonal language! Hats off to you!

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