Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bangkok Itinerary (BKK September 2012)

Just back from Bangkok! This is my second time visit and this time attempted to visit their historical places was a success and not just shopping whole day long. Mission accomplish for visiting their temple *wink*

Well we stayed at Citin Pratunam Hotel. (located near Baiyoke Sky Hotel)

Here is the address:

88/19 Ratchaprarop Road  Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

*The hotel has a strategic area where most of the place we want to go for shopping and food hunting is just near by our hotel. What's best is that they even provide free WiFi in room area & free tuk-tuk service every 30 minutes. 

Here is the Itinerary 

Day 1
  • Lunch at Kuang Heng Chicken Rice (Green colour shirt);Pratunam area (located opposite Platinum Mall bridge)
  • Central World : tea time at bake a wish  + window shopping+ light dinner at Sukishi.
  • Big C : big hypermarket located just opposite Central World. 
  • Night Market at Pratunam Area near our hotel : pork satay, rice mango, tom yum soup   nice&cheap!
Day 2 
  • Breakfast at Kaiton Kao Chicken Rice (Pink Colour );Pratunam area walk further after the green colour chicken rice store. ( I prefer green colour taste better) *wink*
Plan was supposedly visiting temple whole day and exploring BKK with boat taxi. But  the boats was not allowed to travel in the area from Thevet to the memorial bridge in a period of time of that day. Thus we change our plan and switch this sight seeing day on Day 3. 

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Closure Date

Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Closure Date

*Do take note if any of the day as per the picture above boats cant operate normaly; but you can reach your destination by bus or taxi if you really can't postpone your visit. (Do not need to go to Saphan Taksin by Bts to central pier on the date mention above )

So here is day 2 unexpected switching itinerary; from Saphan Taksin  station we flush our self to Siam station where by all the shopping centre are in that area.

Day 2 (Shopping Day)

  • Siam Paragon: After You Dessert Cafe !! Awesome located at their food court area. 
  • Siam Center
  • MBK: food court for lunch 
  • Plantinum Mall: shopping for the whole time LOL! and lucky we went there it was raining cats & dog for the whole time.(will have a haul post next)
  • Night Market at Pratunam Area again.
Day 3
  • Saphin Taksin BTS station to Central Pier to get our water taxi! 
*Tips: BUY one day pass from the counter; you can hop on and off to any colour flag boat and do not need to waste your time on paying and choosing which boat you are going to hop on.One day pass just cost RM15 for me is WORTH THE PRICE.(They even provide map)
  • The Grand Palace ;It is open everyday! Don't get conned by others stating that it is close. Do wear proper attire if you want to visit this place.
opens everyday !!

Opens Every day yah!

  • Khao Shan Road: for lunch at Pier 11 ( based on the map not all boat will stop at this pier) Had the best pad thai ever n it is 350 bath only ! (Will blog this on bkk food post)
  • Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn): love this place amazing view.
Temple of Dawn

Wat Arun 

  • Wat Pho: The Long Sleeping Buddha connected with lots of temples.

*to cross over you need to catch another ferry this is excluded from the daily pass that we bought the crossing ferry only cost 60 Bath for round trip means rm0.60 (so cheap leh) 
  • Chinatown or Yao Wat Ru in Thai: for dinner at the famous T&K seafood restaurant. (Green colour uniform)

 T&K seafood restaurant (FRONT VIEW)


Opposite of T&K seafood restaurant
Please remember these two buildings to get there.

*Last call for our daily pass water taxi is on 7pm thus we went back to the pier for chinatown and go back to Saphan Takshin and get a free water taxi to Asiatique.

It is fun to sit the water taxi we can see many 5 stars hotel around the pier they look super elegant during day & night.
  • Asiatique the river front (opens at 5pm - midnight); it is a new hang out place!

  • Lastly back to hotel and dooze of for day 4 journey. 
Day 4
  • Breakfast at Saem ( Pratunam area); Braised Pork Rice &Wantan Noodles shop at Soi Petchburi 19 it is a famous shop for the wantan noodles.(It is located near our hotel Soi Petchburi 19)
* Did not went to Chacutak Market coz we are lazy LOL
  • Terminal 21: new shopping center in BKK city each floor have different countries theme eg;London, Chicago, Japan. It can be reach by BTS Asoke Station.
view from Asoke Station

Terminal 21 : View from Asoke Station
  • Siam Paragon (H&M) OPENING many ppl over there: Lunch at CoCo Ichibanya Curry House at food court area.
  • Central World : Tea time at Cofee Beans By Dao (they even have outlet at Siam Paragon but it was packed). 
  • Greyson : High end shopping mall (just looking nt enough $$$ to buy any item in there T_T)
  • Night Market at central world & platnium mall area.
* You can start your night market trip from Siam Paragon all the items there are cheap & nice. Walk all your way to central world n platinum mall. The night market are opend everyday at 7pm-midnight.

Here are some alternative place to visit in my Itinerary list (in case we are boring of the fixed place to visit). Besides these two places were far from our place and we need to sit taxi to that area 

  • Chocolate ville (4.00pm to 12am): Located at a new section of Kaset-Nawamin Road (Good location for taking pictures (one hour ++ to reach here)
  • Audrey Cafe & Bistro: a super beautiful cafe 
Day 5

Back to Malaysia LOL!!!

So here is the itinerary hope it helps! Stay tune for my haul & food post!

Oh! Do check out on my years back on bangkok food post HERE! & the most awesome toast I ever had at After You Dessert Cafe

I have a new Dessert in Bangkok Post from my 2013 visit. Do check it out ^_^