Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Bangkok Trip - Day 1 Part 2

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Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Bangkok Trip - Day 1 Part 2 Grand PalaceNow my Day 1 story continues. After we have checked in Fortville Guesthouse, we finally headed to the Grand Palace. The Grand Palace by the way is the official residence of the Kings of Thailand. It houses elaborate buildings such as the Wat Phra Kaew, Dusit Phra and Chakri Mahaprasad Hall. All I can say is, these structures are magnificent. I'm just not sure if they made of gold or just gold platted.

It's just annoying that while I was taking photos in the entrance of the Grand Palace, I saw that my camera battery indicator was going off in minutes. Thank God, I have my iPhone with me. It's just hard to take photos especially with wide range. Back to the Grand Palace, my friend and I was rushing to get in and we were surprised to see our former officemate there with his friends. My friend and I were both surprised that he just nod his head when he saw us. My friend had to call his name and he gave again the same response.

Anyway, we covered the whole Grand Palace for one hour then we headed to Wat Pho.  While walking to Wat Pho we felt our hunger so we tried this street food that looked like kikiam. After a long walk to Wat Pho, we sat somewhere and we were approached by a Bangkok local. He asked us where are we heading and we tried to ignore him. We were skeptical that he's going to lure us somewhere. Anyway, we told him that we're going to Wat Pho. He informed us that it was the "monk day" and Wat Pho was closed. He then offered places we can visit and he even talked to the Tuk Tuk driver to take us there. It was very smooth transaction with the Tuk Tuk driver if a local talks to them.

The Tuk Tuk driver drove us to the jewelry store followed by the giant standing buddha then the silk store. I bought one scarf lol! Our last destination was the massage place. We're so happy with the Tuk Tuk driver that we even gave tip. The problem was there was only one massage place. The local guy that told us that the whole street will be flocked with massage units aren't there. So we have thought that we have been cheated. We inquired to the only massage place and we found it very expensive. We have decided to find a different place. We were surprised that the Tuk Tuk driver was still there outside waiting for us. We end up walking while we find for that street. After talking to some locals, we have decided to take a cab and instruct the driver to go to that certain street. When we reached the spa, we were shocked that the massage place that we rejected was actually more cheaper.

To be continued...

4 Responses to “First Bangkok Trip - Day 1 Part 2”

Cedngasngu said...
December 4, 2010 at 10:04 PM

hello there, can we exchange links? I don't know what niche is, haha. I do know some facts about it but I don't know if it's accurate.

Never thought of going overseas.. hmm..


Grace Arreza said...
December 9, 2010 at 10:19 AM

cute mo jan ha.... kamukha mo xang talaga... hehe ^-^

bitaw, ganda ng view


Makoy said...
December 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Haha thanks grace


Phatchanon Chongjaroensuk said...
September 20, 2011 at 2:29 AM

LOL!!! He told you that Wat Pho is closed for Monk Day??? That guy and the Tuk Tuk driver actually get commissions from the jewellery and silk stores where they brought you + the gas subsidies. Thats why you just need to pay very less even they brought you to different places. Anyhow, its good that you enjoy it...

Cheers...


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