MJ wasnât able to extend her vacation, so by , she packed up her bags & took off.I had 5 more days of vacation and I donât know where to go or what to do!
I donât want to just stay in Aying and Elexisâ pad, so I asked them that we go out.
bells for goodluck
âGo where,â asked Aying.âAnywhere,â I told her.
Aying and Elexis moved to Bangkok in July of 2008.However, upon arrival, they immediately started working so they havenât really toured the city.In fact, they havenât been to the temples!
Itâs time to get lost in BKK.
We agreed to explore BKKâs Chinatown.Before going there, we stopped by first at The Mall Bangkapi where Aying showed off where she and Elexis usually hang out.On top of the floor of the mall, thereâs a large waterpark where the couple were members.Yes, a waterpark on the mall!We have lots of huge malls in the Philippines, but we definitely donât have pools on top of malls.
To get to Chinatown, we hopped on the khlong river taxi.The couple hasnât tried this yet so they were pretty much excited about it.
Chinatown at Night
It was a long ride, about an hour, I think.We stopped at the last station, which, according to our map, was just a few blocks away from Chinatown.
We passed by the Golden Mount and since both of them havenât been there, we climbed up 320 steps to reach the top.Reaching the top, it gave us a 360-degree view of Bangkok.
Then it was time to discover Chinatown.Actually, we donât know where the âmainâ Chinatown is.Referring to our maps, Chinatown is huge that we donât know where to start! So from Wat Saket, about three blocks from there, we reached the Charoen Krung Road, our starting point to wander around.The place was crowded, lots of vendors along the street selling inexpensive items, some new but mostly used things.All I can say is everythingâs here.One will find all sorts of things for sale around here, from clothes, shoes, household items, toys, electronic gadgets and even used refrigerator, washing machines and those kinds of stuffs.
And if youâre looking for Rolex, Rado and other high-end watches or jewelry, try the narrow alleys of Thieves Market for great bargains.
Thereâs an abundance of street food too.Carts of grilled skewers of meat and fish were around the corner.We tried the grilled dried squid.Yummy.
We werenât able to cover all of Chinatown.I donât think we were able to see even half of it.But we were full with just a stroll along the few narrow alleys.
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