Chao Phraya River, a sight to behold

Traveling to exotic places is a passion of mine, and I love the sights and people I get to experience along the way. Going to Bangkok has always been on my bucket list as the beautiful sights, and the Chao Phraya River has been a focal point for me. It winds through Bangkok and

 

The sights did not disappoint

On arrival, the hustle and bustle were impressive, and people were incredibly kind. I was careful to be very respectful, as I was the visitor in their home. It was beautiful, the sky was clear, and the air smelled crisp with a variety of aromas of different foods and spices. I was utterly enthralled by arrival and could not wait to start seeing the sights. My first night in Bangkok, I decided to visit a local tourist attraction called the Asiatique Night Market. The site provides a variety of restaurants, shops, bars and even a Ferris wheel. It was the perfect way to begin my trip in Bangkok.

Broad daylight and the river

I woke up the next day, having rested well and on a high from the night before. I decided to get an early start and headed towards the river. The sun was up, and shining across the city. When I arrived at the river, I had my camera ready but just had to stand there and admire the view. It was beautiful, a sight to behold and a dream come true for me. There it was, the beautiful and enigmatic Chao Phraya River already teeming with activity and various boats. The sun hit the water, creating a beautiful oasis of orange and reflections of endless sunlight. I felt the tears in my eyes as I began snapping pictures.

My first boat ride on the river

I opted to use the local ferry and paid 15 Baht, equivalent to 50 cents on the American currency side, and it was the best decision I had made thus far. Gliding along the river, I was fortunate that my ferry guide knew English and began to point out local sights and informed me of highlights of his beloved Bangkok. I was enamored and couldn’t take my eyes off of the views. It was a trip I would never forget. My guide took me to his favorite local spots to try the foods and showed me his business.

Sad to leave, grateful for the memories

Returning home was a bit hard for me, I didn’t want to leave the beautiful sights. I scrolled through my pictures, but they did not do the beautiful scenery any justice. The first sunrise I witnessed over the river would be forever ingrained in my head, and for that I was grateful. The sights and smells were a once in a lifetime experience, and I am planning on returning again soon. The ability I have to be able to travel and meet amazing people is a blessing I will never forget to cherish.