Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures 

Tripoto
24th Dec 2017

Multi faceted Thailand

Photo of Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures by Siva Ilankumaran

Thailand is one of the country which is like what Goa to Indian's to the entire world. It has something to offer for everyone and became prime attraction and on wish-list of entire wandering souls. It is a multifaceted country which projects different face to different people. People have their own sweet image of Thailand. Some have an image of picturesque island and romantic sandy beaches, some visualize flamboyant Buddhist temples and archaeological sites, some of thai massage, some have image of walking street and its flashy night life, some gets exotic floating market image, some think of adventures and taming the tiger, some of opulent shopping malls and interconnected sky-train, some scantily clad women dancing in street filled with pubs, some of transgenders, beers, tuk tuk, and many more.

No single travelogue possibly can ever give the entire image and vibe of Thailand. The best way to get to know better of Thailand is only by getting into the country. Go to Thailand do idling and visit or do place and things at spare time you would return with so much to remember and so little to tell or show. That's the best part of Thailand.

Day 0

Started from Chennai Air port to Bangkok night before Christmas.

Arrived at Don Mueang International Airport early morning.

Energetic Chennai Airport

Photo of Chennai International Airport (MAA), GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Christmas decorations

Photo of Chennai International Airport (MAA), GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Day 1

Early morning arrival at Don Mueang Airport on the Christmas day

Photo of Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Checked in a Hostel near Khaosan Road, started for a day trip after a short nap. First day reserved for the architectures of Bangkok.

Glimpse of Grand Palace

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Alley in the Grand Palace

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Endless architectural beauty

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Wall painted with history & legends

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Lasti

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Take a pic and move along

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Emerald Palace

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Signature image of Thai

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Majestic!

Photo of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Literally, Big sleeping Buddha

Photo of Wat Pho, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Temple of Dawn in B&W

Photo of Wat Pho, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Picturesque porcelain Wat Arun

Photo of Wat Pho, Sanam Chai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Ferry transfer across Chao Phraya River

Photo of Chao Phraya, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

The famous Khaosan Road in Day

Photo of Khaosan Road, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

The same infamous Khaosan Road in Night

Photo of Khaosan Road, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran
Day 2

Second day in Bangkok reserved for loitering around the luxury of metropolitan.

Jim Thompson is a renowned apparel brand but the history of Jim and his house is spectacular. The late Jim's and his house story is covetous. When my guide remarked, the modern entrance what I and everyone else entered the house was not an actual entrance but the backyard with a canal was the actual entrance during Jim's time and back then the most common mode of commute was boat, i was dumbstruck and so were other. How population changed things in Asia compared to Europe and Australia?

Projecting things big

Photo of Jim Thompson House Museum, Rama I Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Freshly made silk bundles

Photo of Jim Thompson House Museum, Rama I Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Ferry shuttle in front of Jim Thomson House

Photo of Jim Thompson House Museum, Rama I Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Siam Paragon, Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Soicowboy street is an infamous street in Bangkok and so does Nanaplaza. There are many such streets and place throughout Thailand. Keep your eyes and sense open when go to these places (in both sense!).

Flashy lights are quintessential

Photo of Nana Plaza, Soi 4, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran
Day 3

Third day traveled from Bangkok to Pattaya in a Bus and strolled a bit in evening

Entrance of Sanctuary of Truth

Photo of Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya-Naklua, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

First glimpse of sanctuary of truth

Photo of Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya-Naklua, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Carved with wood

Photo of Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya-Naklua, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Tryst with Sanctuary of Truth

Photo of Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya-Naklua, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Once voted as 4th best in the Top ten best show to see around the world is Tiffany Transvestite Cabaret Show. The performance would leave you speechless and mesmerized. I found myself singing and hearing few of the songs i heard during the show for rest of the week.

It's Tiffany Time

Photo of Tiffany's Show, Pattayasaisong Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

The have a famous tradition of photo time post the show with the performers. Money determines the person and pose you take.

Tiffany Artist's performance post show

Photo of Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures by Siva Ilankumaran

An evening saunter across Pattaya

Photo of Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures by Siva Ilankumaran
Day 4

Fourth day was like drill. Walk, swim, rest and more walk.

Pattaya City

Photo of Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Big Buddha Sitting atop

Photo of Wat Phra Khao, Phra Khao, Bang Ban District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Pattaya City for Big Buddha

Photo of Wat Phra Khao, Phra Khao, Bang Ban District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Smaller version of Bangkok floating market

Photo of Pattaya Floating Market, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Food stall

Photo of Pattaya Floating Market, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Idle Pattaya Beach

Photo of Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

GTA backdrop

Photo of Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Take time slowly to get ready for party evening

Photo of Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Famous Pattaya Shuttle

Photo of Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Beach and Pool for the day

Photo of Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

If nothing else to do in a day, drown yourself under the sun

Photo of Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Americans find Pattaya home away from home as it sleeps in day and come alive in night just how the clock ticks in USA.

Sleeping Walking Street in Day

Photo of Walking Street Pattaya, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Alive Walking Street in Night

Photo of Walking Street Pattaya, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran
Day 5

Fifth and final day filled with travel back to Bangkok from Pattaya, Modern Art Museum on the way to Airport.

Waiting time at Pattaya Bus terminal

Photo of Pattaya Bus Terminal, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Moder and Contemporary Arts Museum (MOCA) an interesting place i found myself in Bangkok. Even the cabbies couldn't figure out the place when told the name. It took them a couple of call to the reception of MOCA to figure out the location. But it turned out to be a nice place to spend couple of hours. The place, ambiance, arts was just magnificent.

MOCA Entrance

Photo of MOCA BANGKOK Kamphaeng Phet 6 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Sculpture art

Photo of MOCA BANGKOK Kamphaeng Phet 6 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Few incredible art collection

Photo of Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures by Siva Ilankumaran

Looked so real, and ready for light conversation.

Photo of Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Thailand - a multifaceted country has something to offer for everyone - #thailandinpictures by Siva Ilankumaran

En route to Airport

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Departure to Chennai

Photo of Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand by Siva Ilankumaran

Massage centers, American food chains: McD, KFC, Starbucks, Tuk Tuk and its driver's constant pander proffer are signature and present throughout Thailand's tourist places. One would rarely feel alien in Thailand, it is very safe and most sought after place for tourists. Happy travelling and have your own image of Thailand.

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