2008年6月24日星期二

Orientation Day in Bangkok City

I'm going to load this blog with my Bangkok trip. For detailed itinerary of where I went, please refer to this.

We arrived at Survanabhumi Airport around 12.30pm. After clearing the customs and collecting our luggages, we took a cab running by meter (this is important) to go Eastin Hotel and Spa. The 4 star hotel was having a promotion when I booked, 2 nights get 1 free. What a good deal!

This is the first time I'm served with super good service in hotel. When we arrived at the hotel by cab, the bell boy came out to welcomed us and helped us with all of the luggages. Though the hotel was very very well decorated, I would describe the hotel as "在垃圾堆里的四星级酒店", simply because of the surroundings of the hotel. Use your imagination.

We reached the hotel before the check-in time. So we're just sitting around at the lobby lounge to drink the complimentary drink provided by the hotel. Of course, I can't help to take photos around.

Our complimentary drinks

Yee Hau being my "model"

Me acting cool in sunglasses



Decoration in the hotel

Decoration at the hotel spa

After checking in (I just realized I never took photos of my room), we can't wait to get out and get dirty(literary). We walked from our hotel to Pratunam area. The distance wasn't too far, we should be able to reach within 15mins. But we took ages, because we ate a lot of street food. From BBQ banana, to squids, to pork sausages etc. And we also managed to book a day tour to Floating Market + Tiger Temple for our 3rd day.

When we're finally at Pratunam area, we saw this...

The sausages that look like "tahi"


When we passed by Starbucks, they're giving out free coffee :)

One very interesting fact about Bangkok, is they pray everywhere and anywhere you can think of, and you can't think of! This is the first one I spotted in front of BIG C (something like our TESCO). There were many many more that I didn't take photos of them.


The four faces buddha


The Central World that is connected to Isetan

Another praying spot in front of Erawan Bangkok, a high class shopping mall

There's even a traditional dance and music performance

Another interesting fact of their praying behaviour, they pray everything and anything you can think of. Some animal patung, the normal "zhao cai mao" that we see day in and out, some ang moh type of patung etc. And they even pray with red roses!!! Interesting eh?

As we eat and walk, we finally took a Skytrain to MBK at National Stadium Station. I wouldn't say MBK is a very nice place to shop. Things are not too cheap, but I still manage to get a pair of shoes. And again, we ate there too.


After MBK, we went to Suan Lum night bazaar. Things are not too cheap here as well, but you can bargain a lot. Besides, t-shirts that you find in Suan Lum can't be found in other places. That's very good! We ate our first Tom Yam Kung here in Suan Lum. I like Suan Lum a lot.


Beautiful lights at Suan Lum

There goes my first day in Bangkok.

Till then~
More to come.

6 条评论:

KiaHooi 说...

the praying spot in front of the Erawan Bangkok is Erawan Shrine, got some interesting facts about it too.

I lurrrve Suan Lum, but sure need some heavy bargaining. but I actually got the cheapest t-shirt (among other shirts I bought) in SL.

Crasher Khoo 说...

i can see chaotic traffic

薇薇 说...

kh, i think pratunam area is cheaper, even without bargaining. next time u should go there :)

en, yes, the traffic is crazy!

KiaHooi 说...

next time I will not missed it!
chaotic traffic but at least the taxis makes the jam more colourful? hahaha...

薇薇 说...

hahaha! the taxis are indeed colourful, especially the pink ones.

:P

Bangkok Hotels 说...

I can't deny that you have very good idea. By the way, from my experience of Bangkok trip. I think that looking for accommodation around Sukhumvit are is the good idea because Sukhunvit is in the heart of the shopping district, both in terms of large department stores and the various stalls lining both sides of the road. The various side-streets provide a proliferation of nightlife venues. For the renowned and well-known spots, you will need to walk onwards past the Asok crossroads to Sukhumvit Soi 21 or Soi Cowboy. This area also offers a wide selection of cuisine to choose from, both in terms of air-conditioned high-end restaurants and open air restaurants offering quite reasonable prices.