288 Kms from Bua Yai
We plan to travel bangkok and took Metro to city Mts .We went market spend whole day roaming in market .than we went to chai par river and this was last day in Thailand .We loved the place .It's was an new experience.Read More
I am always grateful for the travel opportunities in my life. Not only because it satiates my overwhelming desire to travel but because the learning continues. Apart from the valuable lessons I drew from the ‘Regional Networking Workshop and Developing Indigenous Media Strategy’, I will never forget how safe I felt being in Bangkok-that liberating feeling is priceless! Then, the unforgettable dinner of sumptuous sea food with such beautiful view, and everything that went into making the trip memorable. Interestingly enough, I also bumped into a friend, who I never seem to meet in Kohima. Winding up a trip with two great company- shopping, eating, watching people perform live, staying up the whole night and while away our time, so I don’t miss my early morning flight was a lot more fun than I had thought.Shillong (November 2014)
Bangkok, Thailand. She was the cutest tour guide in a small tour we took around the city.
The party destination of Thailand, one always finds their way to this hip capital. Bangkok is quite a smooth charmer with its eclectic lifestyle and stunning views. Nobody can forget their days in Bangkok.Thailand’s capital is known for all the right (and wrong) reasons. It raises the bar for the luxury traveller and delivers to the point. The best way to experience Bangkok is to let it surprise you. Its street markets, a haven for food lovers, vibrant khlongs (canals) and shining Wats, a gift for culture enthusiasts, and its nightlife, every party person’s dream; are spoken of around the world. Bangkok is the oriental dream come true; enchanting, exotic and endearing.Amazing Things To Do In Bangkok
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.
Day 7 - Last Full day.It was time for the visit to Wat Arun temple.A BTS travel to Hua Lampong station followed a bus travel to Tha Thien pier.From this pier on can get regular ferries to cross over to temple side and back.It costs all of 3.5THBs per trip.Beware that the tuk tuk guys near Hua Lampong station can mislead and get you to the private piers.These piers charge you 1000THBs for 1 hour ferry ride across Chao Praya river.We got 'scammed' by the tuk tuk driver.Wat Arun is a quintessential buddhist temple.Be mindful of the steep staircase at the temple.The temple visit followed some lovely street sea food right outside the pier.3 king prawns for 30 THB was amazing!!So was sushi for 5THB!!Evening was spent at 38 Sukhumvit night market which is right next to the Thong Lor BTS station.Famous for lip smacking and spicy food options!Paradise for non vegetarians.
We arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport ,got done with all formalities and stepped out of the airport around 4:30pm local time.The moment one steps out of the airport,strong odor of cooking oil may overwhelm some.We boarded the airport express line to reach the Phaya Thai station.And then took the train to arrive at Phra Kanong.Although,the BTS and MRT lines provide excellent connectivity to the city,the distance from aiport may tire you.We arrived at the our hotel Hopeland Executive at 6:30PM local time.It is a pretty decent property and on the main road and about 5-7 minute walk from Phra Kanong station.Day 1 went by roaming around and having dinner at a small restaurant nearby.
Walk through the Royal Field in the evening, and Conclude The Day at Khao San Road Bangkok's Chao Phraya River offers an amazing route to explore the city. It moreover allows you to go to any length (and enjoy a 1+ hour ride) in under 20 Baht. The best route however, as I'd explored, is getting into an orange flagged ferry, from one of the central piers and go all the way to Nonthaburi (the last pier in the north), and come back. Do not, however, forget to explore Nonthaburi district, to get a feel of Bangkok's one of the most non-touristic areas. [Also Read: Why Bangkok Is The Best City For Inexperienced Solo Travellers?] The Royal Field is an open green space right opposite the royal palace. As the sunlight goes dim, The Royal Field shimmers with quintessential decorative lights, bringing the entire area into a more colourful life. Walking through the Royal Field sometime after 7 pm, as the city prepares itself for a temporary shutdown, is definitely a pleasant experience. Kickstart the day by shopping and eating at Jatuchak Weekend Market Once you're done, hit Khao San road - the backpacker capital of the world at. Here you'll find endless bars, exotic street food, crazy night parties, laughing gas balloons (all around the place), and a lot many happy, drunk tourists.
Passport stamped, the signs lead out to the taxi bay where on the press of a button one is assigned a bay number and the cab parked there will take the passenger to their destination. Easy enough! My first encounter with a Thai local was my cab driver who had very limited English but still managed to tease me by mispronouncing my hotel name deliberately to make me laugh. From Suvarnabhumi to Sukhumvit is about a 30-40 minute drive on elevated fly-over highways which have intermittent toll booths. Having the driver take care of all the toll fees is a good idea on the maiden cab ride in the city...my cab fare came to 820THB right to my hotel doorstep.
272 Kms from Bua Yai
The walled complex of Angkor Thom was built by the Jayavarman VII who is touted as the Buddhist architect of the empire and the one to bring in all the Buddhist influences on the architecture, culture and religion. The most famed of the temples in the Angor Thom is the Bayon temple which stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital.Read More
The walled complex of Angkor Thom was built by the Jayavarman VII who is touted as the Buddhist architect of the empire and the one to bring in all the Buddhist influences on the architecture, culture and religion. The most famed of the temples in the Angor Thom is the Bayon temple which stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital.
The final and most illustrious capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom is a vast complex of terraces, temples and water bodies. Walk around the terrace of the leper king, wind through the central complex, risk a nose-bleed from the steep climb up the Phimeanakas temple, and witness Baphoun emerge in all its glory as you walk up the elevated pathway that leads to it. The bridges that lead across from the moat into the walls of this former capital are lined with sculptures of the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk from Hindu mythology, an image that repeats itself over throughout Angkor.
290 Kms from Bua Yai
Direction Siem Reap pour 2 jours d'exploration de temple ^^Read More
We booked our tickets on the Mekong Express bus for 13$. I highly recommend this bus service about which there are glowing reviews everywhere online too. They provide a minivan pick-up from the hotel to the bus station and the buses themselves are super comfortable with plush seating, toilets, air-conditioning and most importantly, curtains to keep out the harsh sun. The Cambodian countryside is soothing to the eyes and after a while most people on the bus dozed off for a bit. We arrived at Siem Reap at 1:30 p.m. having left Phnom Penh at 8:30 a.m. and there were tuk-tuk drivers jostling for customers at the bus-station to take us to our hotel. Another Air BnB find, our hotel was very strategically located...just walking distance away from the hustle and bustle of Pub street but tucked away into a quiet lane right beside one of the exits to the Arts Market. At 4500 INR for three nights, we thought it was a steal.Our hotel reception, as I am guessing will be the case with all hotels, was a treasure trove of useful information about day tours to Angkor sites and other interesting sights around Siem Reap. It was from here that we booked tickets to the Angkor National Museum for 12$ each it saved us the expense of hiring a private tour guide to be with us on the two days that we planned to devote to Angkor temple sites. It was a smart move as it not only saved us nearly 60$. The hotel also helped us with hiring a tuk-tuk, who at 12$ a day was going to take us on a half day tour of all the major and minor sites.
Sure, a walk in the city of Athens is a walk through time and beautiful ruins echo the story of the dynasties that once ruled here. It might be tough to search a place that can beat Athens, but Angkor Wat comes very close it. Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and incredible detail.Air Tickets: Approx INR 20,000 on Skyscanner.Stay: INR 1400 per night on Airbnb
In Siem Reap you can visit the Angkor Wat temple complex, the largest religious monument in the world - which is really worth the visit.You can purchase a single day pass or a 3-day-pass, depending on how you plan to spend your time there. There is lots of companies that offer a day trip to the temples, with a air-con van and water included. I really recommend these packages, because the weather is really hot.At night you can go to Pub Street, filled with backpackers from around the world. I would say it's a smaller version of Khao San Rd, in Bangkok.
Siem Reap happens to be a city that is stuck in a time warp. It is wedged between a rapidly growing hospitality sector and a bequest left behind by its former colonial masters. The province essentially serves as a bridge that travellers take in order to explore the fascinating temples and ruins of Angkor, possibly the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site on this planet. The city on the other hand is a constant party considering its fancy restaurants and bars and an open-air discotheque of sorts in the form of the massively popular Pub Street.
Siem Reap is one of those cities that is stuck in a time warp, trapped between a rapidly growing hospitality sector and a legacy left by its former colonial masters. The province majorly serves as a bridge that travellers take in order to explore the magnificent ruins and temples of Angkor, possibly the most popular UNESCO world heritage site and tuk tuks are available in almost every part of the city in order to transport you there. The rest of the place is best explored on foot, especially Pub Street at night which is very much akin to the Walking Street in Pattaya, Thailand, except that this place is slightly more family friendly. There are a multitude of restaurants, bars and pubs and the music emanating collectively from these turns the street into an open-air discotheque of sorts. The mornings however are relatively quieter when Pub Street turns into a massive farmers market with the freshest of produce available. Siem Reap is not exactly a shopping destination but the Angkor Night Market is great for handicrafts. Lucky Mall and the Angkor Trade Centre are the two malls with supermarkets and dining options like The Pizza Company and Swensen's Ice Cream. All in all, the place has a little bit of everything for everyone.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then perhaps a last visit to Angkor. On the way back, visit Artisans D'Angkor, a center for traditional Cambodian handicrafts where you can watch the artisans at work. Return to your hotel. Check out and proceed to the airport.
265 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.Read More
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.