Sunday, June 01, 2008

Six Days Five Nights Bangkok Trip.

How we spent our 6 days in Bangkok

Day 1. We travelled via Air Asia, departing LCC Terminal at 10.40am took us about 2 hours to arrive Suvarnabhumi Airport ( Bangkok's New International Airport) at about 11.45am (Bangkok time).

Checked-in Lamphu House at Soi Rambutri , Kwang Chanasongkram, Pranakom , Banglamphu. We took the shuttle bus from the airport, each ticket costs about 130 baht. After a long journey, we finally get to sit down and enjoy our first lunch at the guest house. We ordered Tom Yum Kung and Chicken green. It's not a wise decision to have lunch at your guest house because of the taste and price, unless you are desperately hungry and tired.

After our lunch we go around in town to visit some of their Wat(Temple) -which is the Wat Intharavihan , Wat Pari Nayok and Wat Sraket by tuk-tuk. Our tuk tuk cost abt 20 baht for the whole trip. In Bangkok, some tuk tuk drivers offer lower prices provided you are willing to spend about 10 minutes of your time to visit their sponsors (mainly jewellery shops). 10 minutes of your time spent at the shop will earn them a coupon for a litre FREE gasoline, and if you purchase something, the drivers will get 5 coupons. A litre of gasoline costs about 40 baht.

To end our day we went to Hua Lampong subway to Silom Station do our shopping at Suan Lum Night Plaza.

Day 2. We joined the local tour, for a half day trip to Floating Market in Damnoen Saduak, it costs about 250 baht per person. Initially we wanted to be adventurous and take Lonely Planet's advice and spend a night in Damnoen Saduak, but think it wasn't worth it since the taxi fare to travel to the Southern Bus Station will cost us a lot. Obviously we don't have the latest guide book with us.

The action takes place on the water and the key is to get there early. However, the earliest you can get there by tour is still about 9am. The image is iconic. Wooden canoes laden with multicoloured fruits and vegetables, paddled by Thai women wearing indigo hued clothes and wide- brimmed straw hats.
We hire a boat from pier that lines Thanon Sukhaphiban 1, the rate is 150B per person, per hour. And get ready to brace yourselves for an awesome boat ride! Damnoen Saduak is 105 km southwest of Bangkok. The journey takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

After Damnoen Saduak, we continued our shopping at Pratunam Night market then dinner in China Town.


Anonymous said...

Look like you have more things to tell us in this trip.I am waiting for your next post.Post some photos about the temples that you visited in Bangkok.I enjoyed the visit Floating Market in Damnoen Saduak.

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