Our last day in Bangkok was spent at the Jatujak Market, the largest market in Thailand. There are hundreds of stands selling things like clothes, bags, and shoes. There's so much going on and you can really get lost in there. Street food was everywhere– a great snack in between shopping and walking.
Mike's coworker randomly invited us on a food tour, and at first we were hesitant because we were scared the food would be just alright, but we said ok anyway because we didn't have any other plans. We're so glad we did it– it's definitely one of our favorite highlights of the trip! We got chauffeured around Bangkok in tuk-tuks and they took us to a total of six locations– three restaurants and three landmarks. We had porridge, fried squid noodles, and Pad Thai. All three were delicious but our favorite was definitely the Pad Thai at Thipsamai. Their orange juice is to die for.
One of the best things about the tour was when they took us to Wat Po because it was completely empty! No tourists anywhere except us– we really had the place to ourselves. We were able to get really close to the four chedis that house the ashes of the first four kings. They are huge and the details on the decoration is incredible. We then went to a roof-top bar that overlooked the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun to have a beer and enjoy the view. Another stop was at the flower market which is open 24 hours. We learned how to fold lotus flowers!
We ended the night at Sky Bar, the highest roof-top bar in the world (the same one featured in The Hangover 2)! It's on the 63rd floor of Lebua and the view is undoubtedly amazing. It overlooks the Chao Phraya River and you get a 360° view of Bangkok. Drinks aren't cheap though at about $20 a pop!