This is my second visit to Bangkok this year. The first was during Songkran festival in Apr (see http://tiny.cc/9qum1w)
As my niece will be back for holidays as well as my sis, we decided to go Bangkok as we have been talking about it for the longest time. Also it’s considered one of my bucket list as the first trip I brought them there, I failed to fulfill my mom’s expectation of having a trip with sightseeing.
It was a very early Jetstar flight. We arrived at the airport around 6:15am.
Right after clearing customs check – at the Airport there was this thing call the Social Tree that allows you to take and upload a pic of yourself and thereafter you can upload /share in FB as well as ‘flick’ it to the big screen above.
Approximately 2 hrs and 25mins or so later, we arrived at Bangkok – shopping and food paradise.
I’ve chosen to stay at Citadines 16. It’s a service Apartment (under Ascott Group) that’s has hotel amenities like a roof top pool + gym and a great location. A mere 5 mins walk to a relatively new shopping mall – Terminal 21 which is on the Asok BTS station interchange with Sukhumvit MRT station.
We headed down to Erawan Shrine to offer prayers and after thank a quick shopping at Naraya.
Ampawa Floating Market
Our first stop was Ampawa Floating Market – a lesser known floating market popular wtih the locals. This floating market starts operating only during the later part of the day, towards the evening.
There were other shops selling some souvenirs, t-shirts, tibits etc. A pretty interesting place. About an hour’s car journey from Bangkok city itself.
Around 7pm (part of the package / you can purchase a ticket for I think was 60 baht) we boarded a boat that will bring you to see fireflies. Very interesting ride.Chatuchak Weekend Market A visit to Bangkok wouldn’t be complete for me if we don’t go to Chatuchak Weekend Market.
This is one of my favourite items to have there. C-O-C-O-N-U-T ice-cream! With my favourite toppings! Sweet corn and shredded pumpkins.
After reading rave reviews about this show. I decided to give it a try.
Options are available for you to choose if you want just to watch the show or have their buffet dinner before the show. Well I would say the buffet dinner was alright, nothing to jump up and down for me.
To get to the theatre, they do have a shuttle service that runs from Thailand Cultural Center.
The performers will invite audiences to join in……
The show is really deserving of the many awards it earned. The props, stage decor as well as costumes were very elaborate. Sadly no photography is allowed.
Visitors are allowed to take pics of the place, with performers, with the elephant, however they have to deposit their cameras over the counter prior to entering the theatre before the show commence.
Wat Pho and Bangkok Grand Palace
Wat Pho has the world’s largest sleeping Buddha’s statue.
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance. Must remember to use the ticket stubs to exchange for bottled water.
Next stop The Bangkok Grand Palace…and there was a very long queue…..
Some parts of the palace do not allow photography like inside the emerald Buddha Shrine.
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