Those who have been to Bangkok will love its sights and sounds, food and – ahem – ladies (or are they?). My other half is really into shopping so much so she can be a Thai if air fare is given free to her for every trip to the land of smiles. And for a snapper like me where I don’t even know how to speak a word of Thai, it gets kind of frustrating especially you know there are so many things to explore after my last trip to Thailand (https://wilzworkz.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/travel-thru-the-lens-series-bangkok-dangerous/). So where to next? Thanks to Bangkok2Tour.com’s Danny he suggested a unique festival that happens around October every year to celebrate the harvest for the year. Festivals eh? Images of dancers and monks starts to drift in. Time for a trip this time joined by Ms Marie Mangin my french friend from SPIN and SDP-Meetup!
We got ourselves into this boutique hotel called Pak Ping Ing Tang. I am a sucker for special boutique hotels and this hotel is pretty nice. Location wise it won’t win any awards and medals as it is quite far from the city centre or the public transport. Food solution? Nope. Can’t see anything so we are glad that Tiger, our tour guide from Bangkok2Tour, picked us up and whisk us towards Asiatique.
Asiatique is a fairly new redevelopment of some godowns next to the chao phraya river much like how the first version of Clarke Quay was like in the first decade of this century. There are boutique shops and fine café and restaurants and it is a nice place to wander about. As for shopping, it is still quite limited in the range but is a welcome change in terms of a cleaner and cooler environment.
We had a steamy time for dinner. Hungry….
After a hearty sleep we started to go to the North Eastern region of Bangkok to attend the festival and ceremony and we dropped by Farm Chokchai on the way to our next accommodation. Farm Chokchai is the first dairy farm in Bangkok and it has tours that educate the young ones how milk comes about. For me a beef lover, I kept seeing sirloin steaks walking around. But seriously it is a great place for the whole family to spend the morning.
Depicting an evil character from hell no less.
The whole trip provides a deeper look into the suburbs of Bangkok. The next trip will be more festival centric such as Chiangmai‘s Loy Krathon and Yi Peng. Do contact me if you would want to join me on this trip too.