295 Kms from Bua Yai
Bangkok has often been referred to as the microcosm of Southeast Asia. Firmly centrestage on the global backpacker scene, Thailand’s capital city is where an entire generation has learnt how to travel. Navigating through the buzzing, boozy night markets where tourists often outnumber locals, bargain shopping, negotiating with tuk-tuk drivers, discovering new flavours and sounds - it often all begins here - in this thumping metropolis with some of the most iconic places that are on every young traveller’s bucket list. Of all the things to do in Bangkok, you will inevitably wind up Khao San road, take the river cruise on Chao Phraya river and walk into one of the many grand palaces and temples that dominate the city’s skyline. While you are there, enjoy hours of guilt-free street shopping, while sampling the exhaustive menu of the unique local cuisine of the streets of Siam. Flutter through alleys of Sukhumvit, buzzing with cafes, bars and everything in between. Bangkok’s nightlife is among the city’s top attractions. Don’t leave here before witnessing the neon glitter that paints the city life after nightfall. By choosing an exciting Bangkok tour package, this magnificent city can be travelled in an extremely delightful and hassle-free manner.
294 Kms from Bua Yai
We took a private shuttle from Poipet to Siem Reap. We reached Siem Reap at around 11 PM in the night. But the place where we were dropped wasn’t the place we had to go. These locals are not trustworthy and they are like minded. The shuttle dropped us in the location that is far away from the Siem Reap city and that is the place where you get Tuk-Tuks (Motorcycle/Rickshaw Mashup). This guy who walked in to the shuttle kind of scared everyone since we refused to pay the money. We refused to pay because the deal was to drop us in the hotel and not in some dark alley on the back roads of Siem Reap. There were two foreigners along with us, who got scared and paid the money the Tuk-Tuk guys asked and went with them to the hotel. Please do not judge us as heroes... But we are in no position to pay the money for what they have done. We walked all the way towards the hotel ( roughly 4 kms ).. The trick here was to use the offline maps by Triposo Inc that we pre-loaded to our mobile prior to the trip. We are the #GeoGeeks and we are built to do this kind of stuff.
267 Kms from Bua Yai
This is the capital and also the largest city of Laos. It is located on the bank of the River Mekong. We started our trip by visiting the oldest Buddhist temple or Wat of the city- Wat Si Saket. The style of the Buddhist architecture is intertwined with the history of the capital. There are thousands of images of Lord Buddha in ceramic, gold and silver. The many carvings and rustic delicate statues of Buddha show the authenticity of this traditional temple. We spent hours cycling around the villages and local markets. There are many places that you can rent bicycles from. Trailing through the countryside we came across some of the most engagingly untouched neighborhoods.