Thailand

The Kingdom of Siam

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@ Clark International  airport with my sister and mom.

We are going on a 6-day (April 23-28) trip to Bangkok. It’s not the usual amazing race tour because we need not wake up early therefore it’s gonna be a relaxing one. It will be my mom’s nth time in Thailand hence we didn’t purchase any package tour. Our airfare tickets cost around P5000 each via Seair. I was so excited for this trip coz I’ve heard a lot of stories from Mama about this place.

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We stayed at Four Seasons.. International House.. (Hehe Kala mo yung sosyal na hotel noh!? Syempre budget Traveller mga to.) 

We did a little stroll along the area. Exchanged dollars for Baht and found thisImage

Kahit papano may nakakapag english pa naman sa kanila.

From here we bought our tours.

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We were looking for money changers but we found this  night market along the area. It was great to know that all shopping centers like MBK, Platinum, Prattunam Market are only walking distance from our hotel. After dinner we slept early and prepared ourselves for a whole day city tour.

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Elephant ride in the jungle for only 600 Thai Baht per head.

It was a bit scary because they’re really big and the one you’re sitting on isn’t really safe you could fall off anytime. I had to tighten my grip because I was a bit worried.

Our elephant’s name is Boe. Everytime his trainer says “Hey Boe” “Boe would respond through trumpeting (I got this word on yahoo).

But I pity those elephants because their skin looks like it has been ripped off.

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Our tour guide said that the original floating Market in Thailand is in Damnoen Saduak. It is  110 kilometers from Bangkok in Rachaburi province. There are a lot of good stuffs here like clothes, hats, sandals, souvenirs etc.  You can even buy your lunch from boats floating along the area.

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I’ve noticed that Thai people has preserved their rich culture very well. This Market has been here for over 100 years.

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sipping coconut while shopping. Aylavet!!

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Handicraft Center

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Two men started carving this 2 years ago. It still ain’t done pero hanep ang galing!!Image

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Here’s a closer look of this ingenious art.

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Furnitures that they’re selling

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I wanna buy this one for my library. I can’t afford it. It’s so expensive. Furnitures here are being exported all over the world

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Donya Wilma our sponsor for every tour.

Next Stop: Samphran Elephant Ground

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We watched Elephant Show

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fed the elephants 🙂

ImageCrocodile  Show

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Took photos with the tiger which is the scariest thing I’ve done in my life.

After my sister put down the Tiger’s tail one of them looked at us with ready to kill look and growled. Luckily I’m still alive.

I wonder how they trained them not to kill people hence I did some research and found out that these Tigers were drugged. I feel sad about it. Let’s not  support this kind of business. I’d rather see happy looking Tigers than groggy, sad and abused animals. If you love to travel be a protector of these creatures and the environment because one day travelling won’t be fun anymore because everything has been ruined by man.

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After all encounters with wildlife and a bit of  Taste of Thai’s culture, We went to see a cultural show called “Siam Niramit” It is one of the world’s greatest show.

This show is about Thailand’s history and culture and their early affairs with neighboring countries.

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I am a big fan of Theme Parks. My mom gave up a day of shopping to experience this theme park. I will create a separate post for this one. Watch out 🙂

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I am not a buddhist but I know some Buddhist principles that I apply in my life. 🙂

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. This temple is called Wat Traimit it houses a 3-meter tall Golden Buddha image

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Wat Pho houses the  giant Reclining Buddha. Tulala talaga ako sa laki nito. I didn’t expect it to be this big. Iba talaga ang sa picture at sa totoong buhay.

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Syempre nag wish kame! 🙂

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Grand Palace in Bangkok. This is the King’s palace that I’m referring to in my blog’s tag line.

I love the food in thailand we even survived by thriving on street food. While we were here we ate a lot of fruits that are being sold on the streets. Our favorite is Durian which is very cheap compare to those being sold in the Philippines. There are also lots of fashionable clothes which are very not costly. The people are friendly who are very much like filipinos. Even if they could not speak english well, it’s not that hard to communicate with them. Sometimes, I do get lost in translation but we managed to figure it all out.

Our tour in Bangkok is nothing like the other Asian trips I’ve had.  Bangkok is like a one-stop shop of everything. It’s a big city but you will also experience a country-side like tour. It houses all kinds of shopping centers for all levels of consumers,  You can pig out on food because everything tastes good. They have a very rich culture which is interesting and they will let you experience wildlife that cannot be seen elsewhere.

Will I ever go back again? Yes. because I have not experienced their red light district and I haven’t seen Phuket. Now you know why wonder why I love to wander in Thailand.

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