Okay, so I went to Thailand last month for about 6 days. And because I’m not a travel blogger, I dunno how to do a proper blog entry of it. But I was like, whateva, just write whatever and however you wanna write, Arms. And don’t forget pictures. People love pictures. Lots of pictures, and less talking. I’ll try. Wakakaa.
My girlfriend and I board a plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 15th July at 10.15pm and it took around 2 hours to reach Suvarnabhumi Airport. We then took Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link and reached Ramkhamhaeng station which 1 minute away is our hotel, Nasa Vegas Hotel Bangkok. Our main goal when we reached our beds was sleep. Didn’t took pictures because like I said, sleep.
Rise and shine, sleepy heads. We woke up early because we had to meet a friend. We were late actually. Maybe because we couldn’t sleep well thinking about tomorrow… which is today, at the time. lol. And just FYI, Thailand is 1 hour late than Malaysian time. If I’m not mistaken la hahaa.
Checked out. Had to wait for a few minutes. You know, standard procedure. They had to check whether we stole anything… just kidding. I drank a bottle of some juice so they deducted it from our deposit. Why am I even telling this. Everyone knows this.
We then went to Mo Chit BTS Station using the Sukhumvit Line and took a taxi to the Northern Bus Terminal. From here, we could go to our destination by bus which is Ayutthaya.
But before boarding the bus, I just had to eat something. So on the left is what considered my first food in Thailand. My breakfast.
We were in a rush, so we quickly put our bags in our rooms, took a bath and get ready for our boat trip. But before that, like always, I tend to take pictures with people. Like with the owner of the place, Ms. Auntie. LOL.
This guest house provides a lot of service, as you can see here. She can prepare your breakfast, and she has a variety of drinks in the fridge. A variety of beer too for those who wanna hangout around late at night.
She can arrange all the tours for you with her making some phone calls.
And for that particular evening, we opt for the boat trip.
‘Baan’ means house or home, by the way.
Okay, we have arrived to our first destination here. There was a renovation going on at the time. And the workers be like, “Damn, tourist, bothering us with our work.” Just look at those faces, they do seem to think so. Hahaa just kidding.
Wat Phanan Choeng
Wat Phanan Choeng is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River at the south-eastern side of the confluence of the Chao Phraya and Pa Sak rivers.
This was our first destination and it is a famous Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya. One of the historical fact that makes this place interesting is it was visited by Zheng He. You know, the Chinese Muslim admiral from Yunnan. Okay, I totally got that from Wikipedia. But I think he was mentioned in local school’s textbooks. He even has his own statue in Malacca Town, Malaysia.
Wat Phutthai Sawan
Wat Phutthai Sawan or the “Monastery of Lord Buddha of the Heavens” is located on the south bank of the Chao Phraya River in an area presently called Samphao Lom (the Capsized Junk sub-district), east of Khlong Thakian.
So, at Wat Phutthai Sawan there are a few must-see and one of them is the Reclining Buddha. We’ll get to that later.
And then were off to the final destination for the day which is:
Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya’s best known temples and a major tourist attraction.
The place is huge but not much to see. Or maybe I just didn’t take many pictures here.
There’s a list of what you should not do. There are everywhere around the temples in Thailand. But I can’t help to wonder… how in the world does one manage to go on top of a big statue. Of course it’s a no for anyone. LOL jk.
Now, there’s a lot of history stuff behind all the landmarks I’ve mentioned in this post. But I’m no history teacher or am I a travel blogger. I’m just here to share pictures. Wakakaa.