My Short Trip to Thailand
Situated at the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is known for its popular beaches, royal palaces, temples and vast beautiful terrains. Its capital, Bangkok, is where the famous landmarks like Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew) are found. Bangkok, for the many, is popular as a shopping destination.
On our short trip to Thailand, we have not gone to these temples, rode elephants, nor went to their pristine beaches. Our trip–which mostly revolved around shopping, is great for those who have limited time and of course, want to do more shopping.
We were free to go around Bangkok at a later time of the day. Thus, we only have the night market to go on our first night and so we went to Radchada Train Night Market. We were there at about 8:00 in the evening. I would advise you not to take your dinner in your hotel, rather, have your dinner at the night market.They serve good food and you have sundry options to choose from.
To help you envision how Rachada looks like, I took some photos while we were there.
The first thing we bought was the famous Thailand milk tea. I thought it was a typical milk tea but it was not.
When you visit Thailand, you should try it. As for me, this is the best milk tea I’ve tasted! It’s luscious and exceptional of taste!
My friends went for their second round of dinner. They went to Why Sorry, Im Gay grillery restaurant. Some photos of the food they ordered are shown below.
For only 550 Bhat you can have all these food shared among your friends. Cheap isn’t it?
Me and my team went for shopping instead, since we were already full when we arrived at Radchada (we had dinner in the hotel and we regret it).
1 hour is definitely not enough for you to go around. There’s so much to shop! I wasn’t able to take good photos there as we were too busy shopping. Most prices for the dresses, blouses and shirts range from 200-250 Bhat. Those good quality dresses have prices ranging from 250-450 Bhat.
This day was the busiest of all the days that we stayed in Thailand. On this day, we first went to The Chocolate Factory – Thanarat Rd. Khaoyai located at 352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T. Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima. The place is too cozy and the products are all enticing.
This place is pleasurable to those who are chocolate lovers.
Our next stop is the Piazza Palio which is 220km North-East of Bangkok. This picturesque tourist destination has various shops where you can buy loads of souvenirs, food, shirts and/or dresses.
There were less people at the time that we went there.
Our next stop was the Primo Piazza.
I fell in love with this place! Every corner is a perfect place for you to take photos. I am convinced that this spot is the little Italy of Thailand.
As you move towards the inner part of Primo Piazza, you’ll find a barn with a bunch of Alpacas. It was my first time to see those. “An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance. There are two breeds of alpaca; the Suri alpaca and the Huacaya alpaca,” (Wikipedia).
Yes, you can feed them there for free.
Our third stop on that day was the Granmonte Estate. From their official website, GrandMonte.com, it says that “GranMonte Estate is uniquely located in Asoke Valley, Khao Yai and conveniently lies adjacent to Khao Yai National Park, approximately 160 kilometers from Bangkok. Asoke Valley is known in Thailand for its beautiful yellow blossoms special to the region of Khao Yai. The serene atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings of Asoke Valley provide the perfect setting for the GranMonte Estate. The grandeur of Khao Yai mountain ranges has inspired the name “GranMonte”, which translates to “big mountain”.
They gave us a tour around the vineyard. They also brought us to their wine making room.
The tour was worth it. And it can enliven your desire to put up a business as they also explained how GranMonte grew.
They sell some wines and jams. So had some wine tasting too!
That wraps up our day trip and we were on our way back to Bangkok.
But it doesn’t end there. We went to Pratunam Night Market to resume with our shopping. This place is a must-to-go place when you’re in Bangkok. Everything is so cheap! (I wasn’t able to take photos there).
Basically our third day was just another shopping day, apart from the temple that we visited.
We went to visit a temple and experience the floating market (Taling Chan Floating Market).