Sunday, August 28, 2011

Come with me to Bangkok - Thai capital

Bangkok - Name itself will excite you....

After visiting Pattaya, I & Victor took taxi for Bangkok in afternoon.
We checked into our Hotel Ambassador located in area which is as vibrant as the city. Sukhumwit also called mini India.

Let me tell you about Sukhumwit,  Indian shops, Indian restaurant, close proximity to malls like Robinson, Times Square, station NANA which connects you to other parts of city easily through monorail, disc in the hotel and above all "Small bar called  Charlies" which opens at 7pm till 2am and feel at home sipping your drink on tables lined on street with a pint or JD or JW costing one rate 70baht.
If you want to exchange currency then best place would be VASU, offers best exchange rate I could find in whole of Bangkok.

We chose Ambassador as Indian breakfast included in package (try American toast, butter, jam or Indian dal rice or pipping hot Rajma chawal) and in heart of mini India.

Do as much shopping in malls or night markets offering T-shirts of Polo, Ralph Lauren at rates which could make Polo,Ralph commit suicide 150baht each.

Night is what Bangkok is famous for, take a tuk-tuk or taxi to hottest pubs BOSSY or CLIMAX or SPICE GIRLS in basement of Ambassador, dance to tunes of AKON, Rihanna, or INDI POPS, BHANGRA !!!!!

Morning we took tour to famous floating market and Bridge on River Kwai at Kanchanaburi. Floating market is worth a watch with houses lined on banks of canal, sellers selling on boats, you can take ride on these boats  which makes you part of JAMES BOND MOVIE, tomorrow never dies.

Off to BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI part of world war - II battle ground. Lunch on floating restaurant on river Kwai is must.
We also visited cemetery of brave men died in battle fields miles away from home country. Particularly interesting is TOMB stone for brave Indians who fought and died in Thailand. We salute our hero's !!!!
On the way back to the city, must visit is reclining Buddha temple.

Next day we planned another tour to one of must visit places in Thailand. Tiger orphanage run by monks in jungles of Kanchanaburi.
Never ever I have seen tigers tamed as pets. You can click pictures with them. Phew !!!!!!

Other major attractions in Bangkok is visit to SILOM -Lumpini park in the evening. sipping your drink near flowing river.
SIAM center which is close to NANA station is worth a visit for underwater aquarium, shopping plaza.
other must visit mall is MBK famous for mobile phones, computers, accessories.
Weekend markets CHATUCHAK, last station on MRT line is worth for sheer size and variety of products.

KINGS DUTY FREE MALL, Kings Palace, Gems & Jewellery souks, rooftop restaurants & bars like GAZEBO, Dusit Thani 61st floor restaurants are some major attractions not to be missed.

Don't forget the soapy soapy massage !!!!! and genuine foot & body massages.

HAVE A NICE TRIP !!!!!! adios amigos.

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