Before going to Bangkok, I’ve already have the thought of writing this post, besides photo sharing, but also some useful information for your future Bangkok trip. Believe me, except the weather and bad traffic, Bangkok is really a great place for shopping. Opps, I mean traveling.
The trip was started with short traveling from my house to Bukit Kayu Hitam, and from the immigration Danok to Hat Yai airport. For the transportation to Hat Yai airport, if you are traveling alone, I would recommend you to take taxi. I was traveling with my family in total of 6 persons, so we booked a van instead of taking cab. That van cost us about RM150 per way, which is about RM320 for 2 ways including tips for the van driver.
An advice from me, try your best not to choose public holiday for traveling period. I know it is easier to get leave for many days during festive season but please look at the picture above, the small airport is so crowded and most of them are Malaysians. There was about few flights to Bangkok on the same day. Small yet busy airport I would say.
Black Canyon Coffee is a franchise type of coffee shop. It is the biggest coffee chain in Bangkok, somehow I only met once or twice in Bangkok I think. I saw other coffee shops more than Canyon. -.-“
After 1 and half hour of traveling in the airplane, I reached Suvarnabhumi International Airport. :D At first I wasn’t really excited about the trip, but when I see the little kids with the traditional costumes and masks welcoming me at the arrival hall I was really shocked! I might feel pity for the kids because started to earn money at this young age. But look at their feet, so small and cute. Perhaps they are being protected and provided by enough rest after work.
Make sure you wear a pair of comfortable shoes for traveling. This is mine! Hui Wen was in Bangkok! Weeee~ Suddenly can feel the passion of traveling in Bangkok, don’t you?
Next, I would like to introduce this hotel I stayed in Bangkok. It is about RM150-160 per night. It gets cheaper if you stay for more nights. Here goes, Legacy Express.
The rooms were being painted in some sharp stylish colors. Once I opened the door I was impressed! The room was nicely decorated and clean. Even the plasma TV was preset with a lot of channels, from music channel to kids’ cartoon channel. I spent my free time watching at those music videos and Thailand typical TV advertisements. Free Wifi is provided, the problem of the Wifi is it will automatically log you out from the connection once you are not active for few minutes. It is good enough for me as long as I can use it. Some other hotels even ask you to pay when you need extra service from them.
The distance of the hotel to the nearest BTS station is just about 5 minutes, which is Phloen Chit station. I rate 4.5 stars for this hotel. =)
[Chatuchak Weekend Market]
This is a place MUST GO! I tell you! MUST GO! As per stated above, it is a weekend market, so please make sure your trip has included the weekend. -.-“ The best plan could be making both Saturday and Sunday in your trip. If you feel not enough time to hunt for goods on Saturday, you can still visit again on Sunday. What a good plan.
The Chatuchak market is very big. 3 times of Taiwan Wu Fen Pu market, about 3 times of the Hat Yai market I bet. My family and I were lost in there, we kept going back to the same place even we have the very brief map of Chatuchak. You can find almost everything in this market, if you are lucky. You can even find people selling puppies and birdies in there. Below are some photos of the things I’ve seen there.
There are few shops above which I really recommend you all to visit. Such as the Dot Dot Dot Shirt, a whole shop full of Singlets shop, and the fruit stalls. -.-" The weather there is extremely hot, you would need some chilling fruits to chill yourself.
Chatuchak Market would be a really great reason why I will go back to Bangkok one day!
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