Suvarnabhumi Airport Nong Prue Samut Prakan Thailand
It was an official trip to Thailand to attend a conference 3 years back. I just managed to get my passport just 2 days before the scheduled trip of 21st April. So I had no time to manage the visa but depend on Visa on Arrival process. Reaching Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport with the team, I took the queue for Visa on Arrival and submitted the VISA fees of 2000 Rs. and got the VISA instantly. We had few cabs waiting to pick us from the Airport and drop us at Pattaya. Our company had already booked a hotel for us in Pattaya where the conference was scheduled.
Wat Pariwat Yan Nawa Bangkok Thailand
Wat Pariwat is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. The shrine is of gold, with three large Buddha figures in front of another incredibly intricate mural. If you didn't know it was here, you wouldn't necessarily spot the David Beckham statue as his image is actually carved into the altar itself. The gatekeeper told us that the statue was installed in 1998 where a Garuda used to reside. Thai sculptor Thongruang Haemhod wanted to add it because football is the new religion, and the temple’s abbot agreed as part of the World Cup celebrations. It is difficult to wrap your head around the story, but it does make a pretty fascinating sight.
The Erawan Museum Bang Muang Mai Samut Prakan Thailand
Day 2 was dedicated to exploring the CBD, the Erawan Shrine and the several malls that surround it. Checking out a few small stores introduced me to local teas, cooking supplies and skin care products which were surprisingly effective. Around 5 pm, I made my way to Sky Bar(on the 57th floor of The Lebua ). The hotel can be slightly elusive for a first timer in Bangkok with a penchant for using public transport as much as possible. This however, worked in my favour, introducing me to some new friends.