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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What did we do during our 4 days in Bangkok?

Honestly, nothing much as my main purpose was for Kaira to spend time with her cousin :) 

But we did make a visit to Asiatique, the night market. The environment is clean and the whole set up very well thought through with lots of dining options.  We took the boat ride there ( quite easy, take the BTS train to Saphan Taksin station on the silom line. The boat piers are a short walk from the station). And took the taxi home. 

The night market is clean and comfortable (unlike chatuchak or rather what i remember about chatuchak!) but also expect higher prices ;) there is a price to pay for comfort ....heeehee. There is also a ferris wheel which  the kids enjoyed that. 

On our last day, we had lunch at Baiyoke Sky tower - tallest building in Bangkok/Thailand.  The buffet lunch was OK but the views were excellent!!  Years back, I remember that we went to the bar at Banyan Tree for the night view - but I think Baiyoke offers something more as it has a revolving ride on the top floor giving me a 360 view of the city.  Only pity is that the restaurant and it's waiting/Bar areas are not well maintained. Felt a little run down. Plus there were many tourist groups so expect a crowded time during lunch! The buffet spread is ok, not overly impressive. 

However, it was again an enjoyable time for the kids as there was a magician and clown to entertain the young at heart and lots of photo opportunity with tuk-tuk, 'hot air balloon', 'garden' etc. 

Baiyoke is near the Platinum fashion mall and there is a local market just across it. In fact, cross the road from the hotel is the local market, walk through it and viola, one is at Platinum FashionMall.  So one can easily make it a one day outing to this area. I didn't - we came on separate days ;)

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