Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand 2017

Bangkok, Thailand

4 old sweeties from Malaysia having a sweet time in Chinatown, Bangkok

Hatyai > Bangkok - Thai sleeper train (2nd class) departing Hatyai at 18.10 arriving Bangkok 10.10 (855/945bht)

Bangkok > Padang Besar - Thai sleeper train (2nd class) departing Bangkok 15.10 arriving Padang Besar 08.53 (870/960bht)

Bangkok>Padang Besar train was built by Daewoo, South Korea in 1996

Our 3 nights stay in Bangkok - To Bangkok With Love !!!

1) Hua Lamphong Train Station, Bangkok

2) Chic Hostel, 23 / 48-51 Soi Sukom, Thaladnoi Samphanthawong, Bangkok ( free buffet breakfast at 12th Floor, Centra Hotel next door - 500bht=Rm63 per pax - 2 single beds but shared bathroom ). 15 minutes walk to China town !

3) A panoramic view of Bangkok city near the Hua Lampong Railway Station as seen from the 12th floor, Centra Hotel

4) Chatuchak Weekend Market - shop until your last pennies !

5) Central World Shopping Mall - Japan Expo is in town this weekend, so have a great fun here !

6) Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

7) Lunch at Paragon Food Hall

8) Chinatown by Day, Bangkok (Yaowarat Road)

9) Lunch at Chinatown, Bangkok (Final Day)

Famous Goose Meat Stall in Chinatown
Popular Steamed Chicken Stall in Chinatown
Goose & chicken meat + chicken rice = 940bht for 4 people

10) Chinatown by Night, Bangkok

11) Dinners at Chinatown, Bangkok

Popular seafood porridge - Teo Chew style
Seafood porridge - 100bht per bowl
Iced dessert - 40bht
Stewed duck & steamed chicken meat & duck offal + rice - 980bht
Pork noodle pepper soup - 50bht
Beef ball noodle - 40bht

12) Mae Nam Chao Phraya river cruise - Orange flag boat (15bht - one way) to nearby jetties & touristy places

Sathorn Pier

13) Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) - entrance fee 50bht, the main temple is ender renovation, my last visit was in Jan 2016 so I just loitered around the outside of the Wat compounds & explore the surrounding area

14) Ancestor Hall of Phraya Taksin, a half Chinese half Thai general who made himself King in 1769, ruling from the new capital of Thonburi on the banks of the Mae Nam Chao Phraya, opposite Bangkok. This site is located next to Wat Arun.

Phraya Taksin's biography in Thailand

15)  Lumpini Park

15) Tha Tien Pier / Market Area

Pork Noodle Soup - 50bht

16) Hainan Clan's Association - near the Sathorn Pier

17) Wat Traimit Wittayaram (Traimit Royal Temple) - entrance fee 400bht

18) Wat Traimit Wittayaram by Night - Chap Goh Mei, last day of the  Lunar Chinese New Year

19) Chinese Teochew Opera near Chinatown - eve of the Chap Goh Mei, last day of the lunar Chinese New Year

20) Four Face Buddha

21) Wat Pathumwanaram Ratchaworawihan

22) Walkabout & our views from the Skytrain rides in Bangkok - this was what I see, I hear, I smell, I eat and I tell ...... no fairy tales !

Our favorite meat floss (pork) shop in Bangkok - taste good, each of us bought a few packets home !

My good old backpacking days & working visit to Bangkok - 2005 & 2007

" The Past is behind, learn from it. The Future is ahead, prepare for it. The Present is here, live it "

" Your Past has given you the strength and wisdom you have today. So celebrate it. Don't let it haunt you "

" Dear Past, thank you for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready !!! "

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