Shopping, Food and Party in Bangkok

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Me in Bangkok city

Bangkok is hot (in more ways than one)!!

 

I have always wanted to go back to Bangkok as my first trip there in Oct 04 was on tour and I didn’t get to see much of the city. I managed to score free AirAsia tickets for Sept 06 but 2 days before my trip was the military coup to oust then Prime Minister, so I decided not to go for fear of political instability and the sights of military tanks and armed guards around the city was not really assuring.

Finally this time around I made it back, it was great - thanks to my dear friend Kung for your warm hospitality and to Dodge and New for arranging a sizzling, happening meet-up..

 

Shopping

Confession of a shopaholic • I love Bangkok, the shopping malls, markets and even the streets are lined with vendors, I was in my haven!

 

·         Platinum Mall • the place for wholesale, people here shop with luggage bags!

We initially went to Pratunam Center, thinking it was Platinum, no wonder it was a bit quiet and less stuffs

 

·         Central World Mall

 

·          Gaysorn Mall

 

·         Siam Paragon • classy shopping centre with grand pedestrian plaza and well designed hardscape - waterfalls and cascading borderless pool

Meeting place for the TB meet-up

 

·         Chatuchak • marketplace with thousands of small shops, selling varieties of items from clothes, household items and decorations, souvenirs, food items and even pets

Went with Kung and met Sabine there, dragging them along on my shopping spree through the maze of shops.

by Platinum Mall
We shopped, had drinks, shopped again and then drinks again, and again.. enjoyable but tiring, thanks for putting up with me..

 

Street food

Best local Thai food are by the street vendor serving Pad Thai, noodle soup, sticky mango rice, traditional cakes, fried banana fritters, fruits and freshly squeeze juice, desserts • tap tim grob, thai iced tea and coffee and thai tea ice-cream, and the list goes on and on.., full of flavor!

 

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is vibrant and full of life, popular with backpackers and is often the base for exploring Thailand and surrounding countries, is also lined with vendors selling food, clothes, paintings and crafts, books, pirated VCD / DVD and backpackers essentials, even fake ID, driver’s licenses and education diplomas! The pubs and bars here are happening, or just drinks al-fresco by the roadside..

 

 

trixieSpot914 says:

hi Erna.. nice pics of your trip & i'm writing down the places for shopping as i'm planning to go to BK after i visit the Philippines between Sept. 2008 or Jan.2009 the latest.. do you have any tips on where to stay for cheap but safe of course since maybe i'll be traveling alone unless my daughter will want to join me.. anyways, can i borrow your friend in BK to show me around too? :)i'm still reading the rest of your blog.
Posted on: Aug 23, 2008
newtampo says:
You're really into shopping! As Dodge said, I think you know more than me hehe .. :)
Posted on: May 08, 2008
ErnaButterfly says:
haha if I'm lost in Bkk, just follow the shopping mall trail..
Posted on: May 04, 2008
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Me in Bangkok city
Me in Bangkok city
by Platinum Mall
by Platinum Mall
tallest building in Bangkok
tallest building in Bangkok
Platinum Mall
Platinum Mall
Platinum Mall
Platinum Mall
candles
candles
more candles
more candles
Shopping at Platinum
Shopping at Platinum
Prayer place
Prayer place
Central World
Central World
Central World
Central World
Me and Kung at Central World
Me and Kung at Central World
Butterfly theme at Central World, …
Butterfly theme at Central World,…
with city view
with city view
City view
City view
by the sky trains
by the sky trains
Butterfly theme at Gaysorn too..
Butterfly theme at Gaysorn too..
Me and Kung at Gaysorn
Me and Kung at Gaysorn
Four-faced Buddha
Four-faced Buddha
Elephant statues
Elephant statues
Prayers by ladies in traditional c…
Prayers by ladies in traditional …
Prayers by ladies in traditional c…
Prayers by ladies in traditional …
Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon
Siam Paragon 2
Siam Paragon 2
Me at Siam Paragon
Me at Siam Paragon
Me at Siam Paragon 2
Me at Siam Paragon 2
Siam center
Siam center
Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok
Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok
at Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok
at Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok
Sky trains
Sky trains
Khao San Road
Khao San Road
Me at Khao San Road
Me at Khao San Road
Me at Khao San Road 2
Me at Khao San Road 2
Me and random at Khao San Road
Me and 'random' at Khao San Road
Drinks advertisement
Drinks advertisement
Chatuchak market
Chatuchak market
Shop at Chatuchak market
Shop at Chatuchak market
Me and Sabine
Me and Sabine
Kung and Sabine
Kung and Sabine
Me, Sabine and Captn jack Sparrow…
Me, Sabine and Capt'n jack Sparro…
with Kung
with Kung
Kungs sis, Koy and cousin
Kung's sis, Koy and cousin
Me and Kung
Me and Kung
me and Koy
me and Koy
the two sisters, Kung and Koy
the two sisters, Kung and Koy
drinks at airport
drinks at airport
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