Holiday in Bangkok 2010
21.12.2010 - 24.12.2010
It was a last minute decision.
My hubby and i decided to fly somewhere (maybe Japan) for our Pre-Christmas break. I contacted Rajah Travels, and they were quick to help. Thanks to Ben, our travel agent, for being very efficient.
It was my first time to fly Thai Airways. Good FAs, good food.
Our first place in mind was Japan as we wanted to visit my hubby's former "home"... but the schedule of flights did not match our free time. Next choice was to go shopping in Bangkok.
And yes, we hit bangkok that time.
Bangkok, as we know is the capital of Thailand.
It is the economic center of Thailand, and is one of the hottest shopping spots of South East Asia.
Shopping there is really a good experience. You can opt to shop to "upmarkets" for branded or luxury goods down to the cheapest finds in street markets. You can check Siam Paragon Shopping Center for branded stuff. And you can go to the side street markets near Baiyoke Hotels where we were checked in. We were'nt able to hit Chatuchak, one of the world's biggest weekend market, as our flight home was a friday night, and we had no chance to make it there.
But I am happy and satisfied with my "finds" at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. it was such a great and different shopping experience. Just make sure to bring your own calculator, and be prepared to bargain.
Being the animal lovers that my hubby and I were, we made sure to see the Siam Ocean Park (located at Siam Paragon mall Basement)and Samphran Elephant Zoo. We had a great time in these two parks. We even watched a wild Cobra Show.
Penguins at the Siam Ocean Park
At the Elephant Show
It was just a bit humid then in Bangkok, and traffic is same like here in Manila. But all else was really great.