|I Luv Thailand|
Flashback! One of my most treasured trips, going to Bangkok-cum-Pattaya short trip with my bunch of fun friendly colleagues and accompanied with my partner. Honestly, Thailand is a place filled with culture and tradition. There are so much to experience, so much to see, yet everything is cheap.
We arrived at Bangkok, and headed to our first destination, Pattaya, about two hours car ride. One of the best place for a short trip when you are travelling to Bangkok. Let's check out my favourite Pattaya attractions!
The New Floating Village
|The Floating Village|
The Pattaya Floating Market/Village is a major attraction here, for me, it is like a floating village theme park! With much activities, traditional shows, shops, food, souvenirs, bus services and facilities. The Floating Market are cultures and traditions of Thailand.
If you are planning to visit, do check out if there is any requirements for paying the entrance fees, as when we were there, there wasn't a charge yet, however, we were tricked and directed to the counter to purchase the entrance ticket.
Well, we only knew after we paid, as many people just walked in freely and so we did some research when we were back at the hotel. However, it didn't bother our happy trip time, everyone needs money.
We did tried variety of food that they offered here. Well, of course counting out the weird ones. Did not want to take the risk trying something poisonous and may end up ruining our entire trip.
The Elephant Ride
Coming to Thailand and did not experience the elephant ride? You must be kidding me! The Elephant ride experience in Thailand is a must, exceptional experience, go for the ones with off-road experience, especially crossing the river/lakes. Awesome.
|Boarding the Elephant|
|Crossing the Lake. Beauty.|
|Chilling on the Water|
I must admit that the Elephant Ride was one of my best experience in Thailand.
Sanctuary of Truth
A gigantic wooden construction, the top point of the building is about 105m high. Imagine, wood!
|The Sanctuary of Truth|
There is no way one should miss this beauty. Witnessing the exceptional craftsmanship. Along side the ocean, watching its amazing wooden structure.
Heading back to Bangkok
Pattaya have been a wonderful experience. Small city with lots of culture to share. Next stop, we headed back to the Capital of Thailand, Bangkok, and so the city experience begins! Happy to share my top favourite attractions.
Experience the "Tuk Tuk" Ride
|Getting Ready to own the Streets|
A experience you must not miss. The Tuk Tuk is not only a symbol of Bangkok, but also one of the most convenient and cheapest way to travel around the streets. Great experience, especially when we are in a group. However, don't bargain too low, they may end up forcefully drive you to many shops (to earn commissions). Well, nothing is free.
|The Boys Tuk Tuk|
|Look Who's Driving!|
Enjoy Shopping at Chatuchak!
|Window Shopping TIme|
Chatuchak is not for everyone, if you did not do your research, did not try to understand the place, if you are just unlucky always getting lost around the dodgy areas. How to enjoy your shopping experience? Knowing where to go and what you want. Chatuchak is so huge that you may not realise you are turning in circles. it is like a maze of stalls.
There are higher end areas, with nicer stalls, proper facilities and better shopping experience. However prices are slightly marked up. If you head to another side of Chatuchak, there are a more of dodgy, less people, but probably you can get a better bargain. Bulk purchase are very cheap.
The Grand Palance & Wat Prakeaw
|Getting all excited|
A place you must not miss. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. As one of the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand, located within the grounds of the Grand Palace itself.
This place is awesomely beautiful, very traditional.
|Checking out the Golden Architectural|
|The Golden Buddha|
Cabbage and Condoms Restaurant
A must try, as one of the most unique restaurants in Bangkok. The C&C Restaurant is not only interesting with it's condoms concept, dining experience are also interesting with great food, well decorated indoors and outdoor decks.
|Plenty of Condoms! Souvenir!|
|You Get Free Condoms! :D|
|Dinner Time :)|
Last Highlight, the Sirocco Sky Bar @ Lebua Tower
Well, did you catch the movie Hangover Part II? If you did, how can you miss this awesome place!
Amazing view of Bangkok City, delicious wines and cocktails. Our red wine was really delicious, regretted i did not record its name/label.
|Last Night Chilling in Bangkok|
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