From Siam Paragon, walked through another mall and reached the 3rd mall Siam Discovery where Madame Tussauds is located. You must visit Madame Tussaud's at least once in your life to marvel and appreciate the great pain and work that goes into making some really wonderful WAXWORKS. Really had a fun time here, and took loads of photos. Although the number of Waxworks might be less when compared to others (say in London), but still there are a lot of them around for you to be clicking pics for 2 - 3 hours. Its east to reach as well since its near the Siam BTS Station. Tips: 1) Keep your camera batteries charged & memory space free to take a lot of pics. 2) We booked out tickets though Orientalescape at a much cheaper rate. There's also Hotels2Thailand. 3) Do it in the earlier part of the day so that your are fresh and energetic to walk around (you can club it with Siam Ocean world).
Really enjoyed both.
Evening, took the BTS from National Stadium (Siam Discovery is connected to the National Stadium station) to the BTS Udomsuk station. We wanted to go to Megabangna (another huge shopping complex where Ikea, Big C Extra, HomePro stores were located). There is a free shuttle to and fro for Megabangna from this Udomsuk station (takes about 20 -30 mins). Totally tired today from all the walking, but worth it :)
*** Day 6:
I feel that it comes out much cheaper if you plan a trip yourself instead of booking tours. All the tours mainly charge on a per person basis and that significantly (and unnecessarily) hikes up the cost.
Since we hadn’t planned anything for today, it was either full day at Safari World BKK or booking a taxi to take us sightseeing to Kanchanaburi (mainly the Tiger Temple). I had asked for a quote to go to Tiger Temple from a tour agency and they said 12000 baht (for 5 people). No way! Luckily, we were able to find a taxi and a great driver for a wonderful trip.
First of all, the man who made Day 6 so special: Mr. Sombat K. Ph no: (+66) 081 772 9222.
We booked a bigger vehicle this time (Toyota Innova). The tiger temple is almost 160 kms from the city. So we started at around 7-7:30 AM. First up was the Floating market which was on the way. Some places tend to charge exorbitant rates just in the name of tourism. Since we hadn’t purchased tickets before, we found out that the normal rate to get to the Floating market was 1500 per person for a 2 hour trip. We just needed a quick tour and decided to leave. Those people stopped us and started bargaining. After some 10 mins, we finally decided on 400 baht per person :) Overall, the market was a nice experience, but beware of the Vendors trying to sell overpriced goods which can be bought elsewhere at much cheaper price. The more touristy a place, the more costlier the items. For souvenirs in BKK, always check the cost in 2-3 places to understand the real price.