Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
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Bangkok was fascinating!
We took a private tour on the first day and a ship excursion on the second day.
Our private tour included a long boat ride on the river, visits to the fruit, vegetable, and flower markets,
many unbelievable temples, a special night show "Siam Narit", and shopping for local crafts and items.
We toured the Reclining Buddha Temple and The Wat Phra Kaeo Temple.
The temples were fascinating but the long boat tour really showed the poverty of Bangkok with the shacks along the water and mothers washing their children in the very dirty and polluted river.
We were gone from 8:00 AM until 11:30 PM and it was a wonderful day!
On the second day in Bangkok we took a ship's tour to Nong Nooch Village. We opted to tour the gardens instead of show because of the show we saw the night before in Bangkok.
The gardens were beautiful and the tram's guide spoke perfect English.