My blockmates and I wanted a “grand” celebration for our graduation so we booked a flight to bangkok. 🙂 Cebu Pacific had a promo months before March so we relatively got cheap tickets, around Php 6,000 round trip.
at the Bangkok airport
Had breakfast at a coffee shop. I forgot the name though. and from there, we decided what our plans were for the day.
First stop: GRAND PALACE- It’s a must see since it’s the most famous landmark of Bangkok. Make sure to wear “conservative” clothes since the temples have dress codes. but you can rent/buy long skirts/pants to cover your legs if you really want to wear shorts during your trip.
We took the Chao Phraya Express Boat going to the Grand Palace. The boat stop is Tha Chang.
Second stop: Wat Pho, Reclining Buddha Temple. It’s just walking distance from the Grand Palace.
Had 3 or 4 coconut juices during the day. It was so good I had to get more. It’s 20 Baht i think.
The next day, we paid for a group tour. All hostels have a clear book with daily tours. you just have to reseve with the receptionist at least one day before the tour.
At the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
At the World War 2 Museum, Kanchanaburi.
Elephant riding and feeding. 🙂 20 Baht for 5 bananas.
Here’s the complete details of our tour: http://www.thailandhighlight.com/kanchanaburi-river-kwai-trekking-tour.html
At the Chatuchak Market. Ride the BTS (metro) then go down when you reach Mo Chit. I enjoyed shopping at Chatuchak but some of my friends didn’t. I guess you just have to be patient if you wanna get good bargains. 🙂
We watched the Pingpong show after dinner for the fun of it. It was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen in my life. so I suggest that you spend your money shopping rather than watching these kinds of shows. Plus, THEY ARE ALL SCAMMERS. at the end of the show, they’d let you pay 2000 Baht more than the amount you’ve agreed upon.
Oh and by the way,
We stayed at the Sunflower Hostel. It was clean and very near the shopping area and the red light district. It was also a bit near the metro station, 10 mins walk maybe?:)
Here’s their website: http://sunflowerplace.com/index.html
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”