12/24/2011

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Places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand


Last Christmas 2011, thanks to a budget airline for their seat sales, we were able to booked ourselves to Bangkok, Thailand. I was super excited since I've heard so many good things about this country. 

I love planning our trips and checking on whats out there to see and so we did some researching of the places we wanted to visit. We stayed at Silom area and checked in at Glow Hotel. Liked this place a lot since it's very central and walking distance to the train station. We didn't take any taxi at all. We walked and hopped on the sky train all the time. 

Alright, these are the place we visited during our 5 day stay in Bangkok. First is the Grand Palace. It is a huge place, very grand and so beautiful. Please be reminded that wearing shorts are not allowed. Dress code must be followed but don't worry, you can rent one inside. Next to Grand Palace is Wat Pho where you can see the reclining Buddha. Next, are their Night Markets.

A walk around Silom area will surely be a haven for night markets. If you are not afraid of heights,try visiting Baiyoke Sky Hotel. It is the tallest building in Thailand. There are also shopping malls that you can explore by train and offer big discounts. Let's also not forget Thai Cuisine as it's one of the best I've tasted so far. I love the curries and the Chicken satay. When visiting the city make sure you stay over the weekend because a CHATUCHAK MARKET IS A MUST! It's a huge weekend flea market and this is perfect for bargain shopping. Our trip was short but full of fun. The night life is also very active. No dull moments in Bangkok!



Bangkok, Thailand is a beautiful city and a country as a whole. And I would love to visit this country again very soon!

Where we stayed: Glow Silom - http://www.zinchospitality.com/glowbyzinc/
Favourite Food: Curries and Satay
Mode of Transportation: Walking and Sky Train
These links may help you: http://www.bangkoktourist.com/
http://www.bangkok.com/tours-top10.htm
http://www.sightseeingbangkok.com/


International Airport in Thailand 


Glow Hotel 


Roof top lap pool at Glow Hotel 


Sky Train 




Loving the architecture in the city 



Some Buddhist buying some food 


Some items for sale 


Outside area of the Grand Palace 


Grand Palace is like walking on a dream. 


Everything inside is covered with Gold. 


Inside Grand Palace 


This women pasting gold leaf as part of restoring the Grand Palace. 


Covered with Gold Leaf ... 





Madame Tessaud 


Approve the bill now!



Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth! 


So tell me what really happened? ;) 



MJ! 


Ooops I am in danger! 


Oprah is so funny! 


Middle of the Chatuchak Market 



Trying this shorts on ... 
No dressing room just a sarong will do! 


Yummy! 



Love their street foods! 



They give maps to visitors as getting lost here is frequent. 





Items we bought from Chatuchak Market 




View from the tower 


Yes, it's revolving ! You can get a 360 view of the city! 





This dog is so cute! I just want to adopt him! 


My favourite Chicken Satay 


and the sauce... 




I'm going to miss Bangkok! 





19 comments:

  1. Hello there!
    I found your blog accidentally, but enjoyed reading this post on Thailand. I'll be visiting Bangkok in August while staying at the Glow Trinity as well.
    While my trip will be a bit shorter, I was interested in knowing if you have any other visiting suggestions. Since I'm in the Silom area, do you have any recommendations on nearby night markets (as you referred in your post)?

    Thanks a lot!
    Greetings, -- Sam

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    1. Hi Sam,
      Lucky you found this post. My apologies for the late reply as I was out of town.
      If you are going there on a weekend, I would suggest Chatuchak Weekend Market. Night Markets will be around Silom Area very close to Glow Trinity. From the hotel follow the main road where the sky train is and turn right. From there you will find a lot of night markets.
      You will surely enjoy Bangkok. Make sure you visit the other places I indicated in my post.

      Regards,
      Angelo

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  2. Thank you for the tour. Wow, 5 days stays in Banglok that's a long vacation indeed. Surely you had a blast. I like the street foods..inihaw na isda dunk with hot soy sauce (ph style).

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    1. Thank you so much Raquel! Yeah we really had a great time there. The street foods and the night market was really fun in Bangkok! :)

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  3. Your photos is so overwhelming and it really looks that you enjoyed every minute of your stay in Bangkok.

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    1. Coming from the Philippines. Bangkok is super unique and I was really overwhelmed with everything from the moment I arrived. It was really beautiful.

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  4. A 5-day sojourn in Bangkok,,that's long enough if you're just touring the place alone. I am guessing who are your company for you've not mentioned them.

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    1. Oh we were with a group when we visited Bangkok. :) It was long and everyday was a great day!

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  5. It would also be nice to try out the different foods in Bangkok too.

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  6. Happy that you posted these beautiful places in Bangkok. Hoping to visit but I have to be sure some personal things.

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  7. I seemed that you've really enjoyed your Bangkok trip....I missThailand, their fruits, street food and their wats of course :)

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  8. It has been years since we last visited Bangkok. I would want to try riding in the sky train to know how it compares with our MRT haha.

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  9. Didn't know there was a city part to Bangkok, I only envision Buddhist temples.

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  10. Photos were so enticing! Love the ones taken at the wax museum.

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  11. I've been to Bangkok way back in 2004, and I can imagine how different it is now from what it was back then. I hope I can visit again soon.

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  12. Thank you for sharing, I had a glimpse on what Bangkok looks like based on your pictures. I hope to be able to visit this place soon.

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  13. How much did you spend and is it safe for a female solo traveler in Thailand?

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    1. It is pretty safe Dems! Where do you plan to stay there. Their train station system made it so easy to travel around the city and explore the different tourist places.

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    2. Oh we got our ticket on Special via Cebu Pacific. We spent a total of Php 20,000.00 for the two of us and that includes all the gifts for friends and families. It's pretty affordable in Thailand.

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