My first time travelling abroad-Bangkok Pattaya

Tripoto
2nd Oct 2016
Day 1

We were very tired when we landed at Suvarnabhoomi airport in Bangkok and headed straight to our hostel which was near the bustling Khao San road. This place is so lively that we forgot all our lethargy and got soaked into Bangkok city vibes soon. Khao San has lot of options from food to drink to shop. We tried some Thai curry along with rice in a beautifully lit restaurant. All the cafes here have outdoor street seating and most of them have live music to entertain you through the evening.

Later in the evening we took the famous Tuk Tuk ride to China Town. This street is mostly frequented by the locals and hosts a wide variety of street side food stalls. Yearly vegetarian festival was going on at that time. We relished on some freshly made mango juice while we were here. We did not have much Thai Bahts with us so we decided to try ATMs which are at every few blocks on this street.But after trying 5-6 ATMs we realised that drawing cash from any machine 200 Bahts is levied as processing charge. So please stock up on cash before you get here or withdraw a larger amount to save some bucks.

Bangkok is a huge city and it takes quite some time to commute from one place to another. You always get traffic on the way. We decided to check out the nightlife at Nana Plaza while we were here. It took us a while to reach there but our lady cab driver was super sweet like most people here in Thailand.

Jomtein beach

Photo of Nana Plaza Khlong Toei Nuea Bangkok Thailand by Sneha Thakare
Day 2

Next day we headed to Pattaya, Bangkok to Pattaya is a smooth bus ride of 2 hours. We had booked a hostel near Jomtein beach. There are loads of options for stay and food near the beach. 7/11 are everywhere in Thailand so you can stock up on essentials whenever you need. We had lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Jomtein beach. We then rented a bike for site seeing here at 300 Thai Bahts per day.

 Later in the afternoon we went out to see the Sanctuary of Truth. This is an intricately carved wooden temple at the sea side. They have preserved remains of Buddha here which is one of the main attractions. We managed to capture some amazing pictures here. We spent all of our evening here. Afterwards we headed to the walking street which is a lane by the beach road. It comes alive in the evening and flocked by a lot of people mostly tourists. This is the nightlife in Pattaya. We chilled for a while before heading to our hostel.

Sanctuary of Truth

Photo of Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya City Chon Buri Thailand by Sneha Thakare

Sanctuary of Truth

Photo of Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya City Chon Buri Thailand by Sneha Thakare

Next day we decided to spend the day at Noong Nooch garden in Pattaya. You need a whole 6-7 hours to see this place. It is a great place to hangout, we saw the Thai culture show and Elephant show here. On our way to the garden we stopped at the floating market in Pattaya. It was slightly on the costlier side for the tourists. In the evening we chilled by the beach side. It was peaceful and serene. We bid goodbye to Pattaya and headed to Krabi next. Read about it in my next post.

Noong Nooch Garden

Photo of Nong Nooch Garden Nong Han Chiang Mai Thailand by Sneha Thakare

Noong Nooch Garden

Photo of Nong Nooch Garden Nong Han Chiang Mai Thailand by Sneha Thakare
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Thailand people are very friendly.. and always Smiling... May be that's why it's called Land of Smiles.
Sun 12 25 16, 21:54 · Reply (1) · Report
I agree they are very welcoming and enthusiatic :)
Mon 12 26 16, 22:20 · Report