Thailand (Day 1)

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.

zzzZZzzZZZZzzZz…

 

DAY 1

20130716 114925 Thailand (Day 1)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.

 

So the three of us proceeded to Ayutthaya and stayed at Baan Lotus Guest House.
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(Owh yea, even Trip Advisor recommends. 4 Stars yo!)

IMG 2417 Thailand (Day 1)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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She has a lot of visitors. She’s usually fully booked so if you’re interested, a call before arriving is a must. Unless you’re feeling lucky. But seriously, she’s always full.
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IMG 2420 Thailand (Day 1)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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name of the guest house didn’t come from nothing, you know. Check out them lotus. Well, not a lot of them.
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There are more lotus at the back of the house. And you can chill here. Like this.
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‘Baan’ means house or home, by the way.

Okay, one more picture here.
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Tour by boat, here we come! I’m just gonna post pictures here that I snapped during the ride.
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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.
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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.

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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.

Back to this place… and more pics.
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Inside the main building…
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And this is the main Buddha image, Phra Phanan Choeng.
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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.

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(They really need to fix this white colouration.)

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.

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There is a big statue of the Reclining Buddha but I didn’t see it. I must have walked passed the area or something. But there is one at the Prang Prathan (The Central Sanctuary).
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What it looks like inside.
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And there it is, the Reclining Buddha. From what I’ve seen on the internet, there is a much bigger one. But seeing this one is fine for me. It’s still amazing.
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And then were off to the final destination for the day which is:

 

Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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.

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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.
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I know, I have PSY on my shirt. And you can almost not see my eyes when I smile.

Took a picture of our boat before we board it for the last time.
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And a rainbow pop out of nowhere. Probably wishing me a safe trip in Thailand. Yea, right, Arms. But I’d like to think it that way.
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Bye bye, boat. And thanks to the boat-men for the trip.
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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.

More posts on my trip to Thailand soon. For now, a farewell pose from my fellow tourists. Hahaa.
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Armstrong. Not Strong Arms. Haahahaa.

14 Responses

  1. Amanda
    Amanda August 15, 2013 at 11:49 | | Reply

    Nice. Did you take a tour? Or koboi jalan sendiri?

  2. dianadianeteo
    dianadianeteo August 15, 2013 at 16:52 | | Reply

    Long time never visit your blog and you changed your blog layout. I love Bangkok so much and you’re right, Bangkok is 1 hour late than Malaysia. Haven’t been to Ayutthaya even been to Bangkok twice. Maybe someday =)

  3. cindy
    cindy August 16, 2013 at 11:15 | | Reply

    Wahh.. feels like ages since I last melawat sini. Ada kopi-kopi ka? :D

    Nice new layout!

  4. Aemy
    Aemy August 16, 2013 at 11:32 | | Reply

    Waaa so cool!! According to plan, Thailand is the next destination of travel for me & The Baks. Hehe. I hope it’ll come true.
    The houses at the river side look the same as rumah2 kampung in Malaysia, right? The sleeping Buddha reminds me of the huge Buddha at Penang. Hehe. Nice adventure!

  5. Ana Jonessy
    Ana Jonessy August 17, 2013 at 02:31 | | Reply

    Gaah! I am majorly missing Thailand mannnnn. I didn’t get to visit any temple when I was in Thailand and your photos kind of killed me. Haha.

  6. liliejohn
    liliejohn August 17, 2013 at 09:13 | | Reply

    cantik!!!! nanti mau p sana next time la.this year mmg xdpt. huhu.. nevermind, there’s always next tym.. keke

  7. Dale
    Dale August 18, 2013 at 11:42 | | Reply

    Never been to Thailand. Looks awesome! Mau plan la ni nanti pi sna. Hihi.

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