^ ok. you're welcome. enjoy your holiday.
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^ ok. you're welcome. enjoy your holiday.
Another question po... How to get in Grand Palace via BTS? Let's say from BTS Nana. Ang Calypso Cabaret Show saan po sya located? Thanks!
BTS to Saphan Taksin then river ferry to Grand Palace. That's how I did it.
oki thanks nakita ko na map ng BTS. How about yung Calypso? Sa may asiqtique riverfront na ba sya located? So same na sa Saphan Taksin BTS then river ferry to Asiatique Roverfront?
Try Googling or search in Tripadvisor Bangkok forums.
anyone who'll be in bangkok next week? can i join you? solo backpacker here.
@sarahpoot.. walang metro station near the grand palace.. if you still insist on using the metro, just get off hua lamphong or national stadium station and take a taxi going to the grand palace.
sa calypo cabaret naman, we took a taxi from khao san road eh. in your case take the skytrain and get off at ratchathewi station. walking distance na calypso from that station to Asia hotel (nandun ang Calypso)
hello.. just wanna ask kung magkanu ang budget for a 3N/4D tour to Bangkok?
^ depende nga yan sa activities and hotel mo. Back read ka, gawa ka ng trial IT.. magkaka-idea ka kung magkano magagastos mo based on your trial IT.
Finally tickets booked! Will be flying from Singapore to Bangkok aboard Thai Airway's Airbus A380. Hehe. Excited.
Next up: to book accommodation naman. Was initially looking at Four Points by Sheraton but mahal na rin pala considering 4 nights kami dun. :-P
Guys question. Okay ba ang Amari Watergate Hotel? I might check in and attend a conference there on October 17 & 18. Might stay for 3 days more.
It'll be my first time in Bangkok if ever I'd show up for the conference.
What are the places/activities you can suggest for a memorable trip and the best place to dine & shop?
Thanks in advance.
Anyone bangkok-bound next weekend? Hehe naghahanap lang ng makakasama.
Anybody knows a place where I can buy Pororo stuff? Magbi-birthday kasi ang anak ko next month and she's a big fan of Pororo so we intend to have Pororo & friends as our birthday theme.
I just got back from a trip to Thailand. Almost 1 week kami sa Bangkok. Free and easy lang. No fixed itinerary whatsoever. The only touristy thing we did was visit the temples and see Siam Niramit.
1. We stayed in First House Hotel in Pratunam area. Popular choice ito sa mga Pinoy at sa mga namamakyaw ng mga damit sa Bangkok. We paid ThB1,300 for a twin room. Inclusive of a buffet breakfast (na paulit-ulit lang. After our 3rd day, sa iba na kami nagbreakfast!). Breakfast includes toast and jam, fresh fruits, rice noodles, fried rice, juices, coffee, tea, chicken wings, sausage, stir-fry noodles, and sauteed veggies. The bed is really small though (hindi kasya ang 2 tao). Pwede naman magpa-add ng bed for just 700 (kasama na ang buffet breakfast). What's nice about this hotel is it's right smack in the middle of the shopping areas. After exiting the main entrance, Pratunam Market na.
2. Shopping areas. Malapit ito sa wholesale market (Pratunam) at sa mga mall. Sobrang mura ng mga damit lalo na for girls. From simple shirts to fancy dress meron lahat sa Pratunam. Kung gusto n'yo naman ng airconditioned tiangge, go to Platinum mall. Within walking distance from First House Hotel ito. Mura rin dito and they give generous discounts din. For guys, yung right side ng 4th floor sa Platinum eh puro mga pang-guys. Meron din naman pakonti-konti sa ibang floors pero nasa 4th floor talaga yung bulk ng mga panglalaki. Maganda rin sa MBK Mall. Mas organized at less chaotic compared to Platinum. Pwede ring makipagtawaran dito. May shopping areas din sa may likuran ng First House! Sa may Baiyoke area. Andun 'yung Indra Regent Mall. Maraming panlalakeng garments dito lalo na sa 2nd floor. I spotted some casual coats (same as those being sold in F&H) for as low as ThB600! Shorts retail for 200/pc. Mura rin yung mga skinny jeans and casual/ formal pants.
3. Temples. Familiar na kami sa scams regarding the temples (sarado raw, sa iba dinadala, etc.). On our way to the temples we decided to take the BTS (Ratchaprarop station). But this is FAR from First House Hotel. We walked for 15 minutes to reach the station. Kung 3 o mas marami pa kayo, take a cab instead. Cabs in Bangkok are relatively cheaper than the ones we have here. Nung nasa train station na kami, we realized that we didn't have enough baht! So we hailed a cab to take us to a money changer then to Saphan Taksin station. After changing money at a local bank, I told the cab driver to take us to Saphan Taksin for the boat ride (Grand Palace, Wat Arun, etc). He asked for ThB50 which was cheap! Even cheaper than the train fare for all of us. However, when we reached our supposed destination, I realized that we were taken in a tour boat company! The agent were quoting us ThB2,000 for the whole tour (which was outrageous considering that the regular boat fare was only ThB15/person). So we left the place. As we we leaving the office, we saw our cab driver waiting (para sa komisyon nya siguro kung kumagat kami sa offer. hehe!). Medyo nainis ako at kinausap ko sya. He was very apologetic naman and offered to take us to the public boat station. Naawa naman kami so we gave him an additional ThB20.
4. Siam Niramit. Tip guys, if you want a cheaper ticket, go to ANY tour agency in Bangkok. I got our tickets in a Pinoy-owned tour agency right across First House Hotel. The name of the agency is Lucky Kabuhayan Tours owned by the very friendly Tita Juliet. She offered us ThB1,500 for the show, buffet, and transpo! I've read negative reviews about the buffet spread in Siam Niramit. Personally, I liked it. The staff were super friendly. I didn't have to ask for water refill. Pag kalahati na lang yung baso ko, may nagbibigay kaagad ng tubig! The buffet spread was average. Hindi ko alam kung saan nanggagaling yung pangit na reviews about the buffet. It wasn't that bad naman. I particularly liked the broccoli in cheese sauce, dory in lemon butter sauce, roti (a bit on the oily side) and that spicy dip (saraaaaap!). I highly recommend Siam Niramit. Ang galing nila! Sana may makaisip din ng ganoong show dito sa atin. Sulit na sulit 'yung entrance sa show pa lang. So if you're staying in Pratunam, sa Lucky Kabuhayan Tours na kayo kumuha ng tickets for Siam Niramit. Parang tulong na rin natin sa kapwa Pinoy. Nag-a-arrange din sila ng trips to Ayutthaya saka ng city tour.
Last edited by inthelongrun; Sep 16, 2012 at 09:56 AM.
Okay dyan sa Pratunam Market area. Ang daming pasalubong na pwedeng bilhin. I remember we bought t-shirts (good quality) for around THB90. Natawaran namin yung I*n*t*s*i*k* beho na nagbebenta dyan. lol.
After exhausting yourselves with shopping, you can go to Baiyoke Sky Tower to relax/eat and enjoy Bangkok's skyline.