Thailand - Bangkok & Pattaya.

Tripoto
4th Jun 2018

A weekend getaway

Photo of Thailand - Bangkok & Pattaya. by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN
Day 1

After a 4 hr flight (AirAsia) from Bangalore intl airport (BLR) to Bangkok (DMK) airport, we had to wait for around 2 hours to get the VOA done and finally we are out on the way to Pattaya our first destination.

Photo of Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

Though it took literal 4 hours to reach pattaya in the hectic morning traffic, the drive after crossing bangkok (2 hours to get out of city) was really good.

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

Felt too comfortable and good friendly hotel

Photo of Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya by Compass Hospitality, Thap Phraya 12, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

So after reaching our hotel Citrus Parc in Pattaya, we had a nice warm reception given to us, and their services are worth an appreciation. Had a comfortable stay too. After breakfast in hotel, off we are headed to our first place to visit... TIGER PARK.

Set aside your fears and do have a great time here in tiger park, where you could face real tigers very close than you could ever.

The next place we visited was jomtien beach and to be frank it was a huge disappointment. The only advantage is there aren't any crowd, but Pattaya beach is far more awesome comparatively.

So off we are headed to Pattaya beach..!

In the background is the iconic Pattaya city board. The place was far more comfortable and nice compared to jomtien beach.

Photo of Pattaya Beach Thailand, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

We had our lunch along the pattaya beach in Burger king which was cost efficient and had a good stroll along the beachside.

Towards the evening, we headed to The art in paradise museum. It is worth making a visit if you interested in clicking some funny and memorable pics ( down the years, you'll have a good laugh at it guaranteed ).

and inside the sin city of asia

Photo of Walking Street, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

You could feel yourself inside a mini vegas though ????

Photo of Walking Street, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

So completing the day 1 on a High note, we retired to the hotel and had a good nap.

Day 2

had a hearty breakfast breakfast in the same hotel and we left pattaya towards Bangkok on a 2 hour drive.

Photo of Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya by Compass Hospitality, Thap Phraya 12, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

After reaching bangkok, we checked into hotel and had a lil fresh up break before proceeding to city tour.

the first place we went is to wat pho - the temple of reclining buddha

Photo of Wat Pho "The Reclining Buddha "wat Pho", Thai Wang Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

the marvellous statue of reclaiming buddha

Photo of Wat Pho "The Reclining Buddha "wat Pho", Thai Wang Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

and there are the pillars of wat behind

Photo of Wat Pho "The Reclining Buddha "wat Pho", Thai Wang Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

that was the last pic we took before the sun hid itself into the clouds.

Photo of Wat Pho "The Reclining Buddha "wat Pho", Thai Wang Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

there was a heavy onslaught of rain for about an hour before we could make a visit to sun god. We got ourselves fully drenched in rain and a cup of tea made the weather feel really great.

Photo of Wat Pho, Sanam Chai Road, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

The temple of sun god was a marvellous sight with beautiful carvings etched on them

Photo of Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

These carvings and sculptures are really a feast to ones eyes.

Photo of Wat Arun Ratchawaram Ratchaworamawihan, Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

After our salute to the sun god, we were forced to retire to hotel to change and freshen up before proceeding on our next destination.

Photo of Wat Arun Ratchawaram Ratchaworamawihan, Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

We decided to go on the famous river cruise of bangkok towards the end of the day (small advice be prepared to face something above hectic traffic). We literally ran 8Kms to cover up the time not to miss the cruise, Which we realised later was one of the best experience we had

the river cruise was more than our expectations.

Photo of Chao Phraya Princess Pier (For Gruop), Dao Khanong, Thon Buri, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

the view we had wading through the waters has no words to describe..!

Photo of Chao Phraya Princess Pier (For Gruop), Dao Khanong, Thon Buri, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

Later, after the dinner onboard the cruise we departed towards the city centre for some late night walks and some local street food before ending our day with a coffee over starbucks.

Day 3

we took an early dip at the infinity pool before having a good breakfast and off we headed to the final day in bangkok

Photo of Mercure Bangkok Makkasan, Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

We had a really close experience with all the aquatic animals in the sea life ocean world

Photo of SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

Siam paragon, central world, siam central and plenty of other malls and shopping centres we had to cover up to complete our shopping before returning to hotel.

Photo of Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

we took the famous bike taxi to complete the journey to hotel and got a little freshen up before checking out and on the journey towards airport.

Photo of Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

We had to complete our 3 day trip in thailand with happy heart and loads of memories that would last forever.

Photo of Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok, Thailand by SARAVANAN KRISHNAN

Things to remember :

1. Visa on arrival is time consuming if there are many flights arriving at the same time, careful while planning.

2. Taxi is the most expensive thing you'll end up paying to, often more than what you expect.

3. Do try to use public transport wherever possible. Avoid taxis if not in a group.

4. Use klook to book activities, sim card, metro pass and other stuff at a great discount.

5. Always prefer to walk, You make memories, explore the city and save a huge amount of bucks.

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