Thailand Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Sep)
Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Sep)
Weekend Getaway to Bangkok
Last weekend i went to Bangkok for a super short weekend getaway to Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangkok is truly a haven for shopaholics, shopping malls and cheap deals is literally everywhere! You'll be spoilt for choice, trust me in this one.
If you're into sightseeing, you won't be at disadvantage too. There's definitely alot of places to explore, especially along the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun and Grand Palace is one of the many places.
It's a win-win situation for all!
Which wat is what in Bangkok
So much to see & do in this bustling city. Easiest way to get around is on the underground. Tap in and out with your bank card to save the hassle of buying tickets - just know where to alight before you board. There are plenty of route maps on the train together with electronic boards.
If you want to travel by tuk tuk - negotiate the price first - they are not always cheaper than taxis. The Grab taxi app is a handy tool.
Cash withdrawals from ATM’s attract a THB 20 fee regardless of the amount so restrict yourself to larger transactions.
There are numerous temples (wats) in the city- each highly ornate and fascinating- you can soon tire of these spectacles though, so check the guides to select the ones you wish to see.
Capturing Tranquility: Wat Arun's Timeless Beauty
In the heart of Bangkok, a hidden gem awaits - Wat Arun. This serene temple, adorned with intricate Thai Traditional Clothes, offers a lifetime experience for those seeking cultural beauty and spirituality. As I ventured to this timeless wonder with a dear friend, I embarked on a journey that would forever etch itself in my memory.
Wat Arun's allure lies not only in its breathtaking architecture but in the spiritual ambiance that envelops every corner. The temple's resplendent attire beckoned us to capture its essence. Armed with my trusty Fujifilm camera, I set out on a solo photo adventure, determined to preserve the temple's aura in its purest form - no editing required.
My friend and I decided to visit Wat Arun after 16:00, a choice that proved to be perfect. The late afternoon sun cast a warm, golden glow, enhancing the temple's beauty. Within an hour, we had explored every nook and cranny, our lenses drinking in the rich tapestry of Thai tradition.
The pièce de résistance was the sunset over the river. Wat Arun's silhouette against the fading light was a sight to behold, and we marveled at the harmony of nature and architecture. As the sun dipped below the horizon, we were left with a sense of profound tranquility.
This visit to Wat Arun was not just about photographs; it was a spiritual journey, a bonding experience with a dear friend, and a testament to the enduring beauty of Thai culture. I wholeheartedly recommend scheduling your visit in the late afternoon, allowing you to capture the essence of this extraordinary temple while basking in the serene glow of the sunset.
So, fellow travelers and photography enthusiasts, embrace the magic of Wat Arun with your own lens. Let its timeless elegance and spiritual aura speak to your soul, just as it did to mine.
Make up: By Myself
Hair+ Accessories+ Thai Clothes = 200baht in total
Camera: Fujifilm XS - 10
Beautiful Wat Arun ✨
Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Beside as a religious place, it's a popular tourist attraction for tourist too when visiting Thailand. It is open daily from 08.00 AM to 18.00 PM Bangkok time. This georgeous temple also has another name: "The Temple of Dawn".
If you cross the Chao Praya river around this area, you can see the temple from afar. And you'll be more amazed by its beauty when arriving the temple. It's very detailed and majestic.
Visiting Wat Arun in the afternoon will be very hot. So, I suggest you to come after 15.30 PM. It will becomes more beautiful when the sunset comes. The pretty light mixed with beauty of Chao Praya river such a wonderful experience when you're in Bangkok.
#weekendgetaways #watarun #bangkok
ICONSIAM Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Sep)
The Most Amazing Mall in All Thailand!🇹🇭
This is Icon Siam and it is the biggest and largest shopping mall in Thailand. It has a modern design which is not a common design of shopping malls that we are used to seeing. There are 10 floors of stores of the megaultra complex. It is really a beautiful mall to visit and you will surely enjoy your time there just as I had enjoyed my visit. There are a lot of high ends brands but also with mid brands so everyone's taste and budget will be catered here. I guarantee you, you will have a great day as you could easily spend half of your day here! Enjoy!
Address: 299, Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok.
#mytripvlog #tripblazers #shoppingmall #thailand
Top Notch Shopping Mall in Bangkok! 🛍️
One of the newest and best shopping mall in Bangkok city. With many luxury brands, restaurants, electronics & lifestyle retail stores, supermarket and many exotic Thai food here. The mall is easy access via Gold line Sky train Charoen Nakhon station and by ferries through IconSiam Pier. The vibes in this mall is fantastic!
#iconsiam #ChaoPhrayaRiver #Luxury #Bangkok #CharoenNakhon
My favorite Shoppingmall in Bangkok
#bangkoktrip ICON SIAM
Let me introduce you to my favorite shopping mall in Bangkok. Why is ICONSIAM my favorite shopping mall?
1. There is a free shuttle boat service from the train and bus stations from the other side of the river to the entrance of the mall. the scenery is breathtaking during the 10-20 minutes boat ride.
2. the location is just perfect. From the top floor you can see all the big skyscrapers from Bangkok #trip #thailand #iconsiam
Most Beautiful Starbucks in Bangkok
Be sure to check out the starbucks roastery at IconSiam in Bangkok! Its has 3 storeys and the nicest view of the river and landscape of bangkok. It also has an outdoor siting where you can get great view outside overlooking the skyscraper of bangkok! View is definitely 💯.. be sure to check it out! They are located at the highest floor unlike most starbucks be at the ground floor. This one is located at L7 ! ##bkktips ##bangkok #iconsiam
The Grand Palace Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Sep)
The GRAND PALACE BANGKOK THAILAND
The palace is open to public every 10am to 3pm in the afternoon. All the structures were amazing and well maintained. Visitors should wear clothes that is long enough to cover the legs and knees,should also wear shirts with sleeves. Just incase you dont know the rules,there were street vendors who sell long pants and scarf,that local elephant design. It was sooo hot when we came but we were able to enjoy the sceneries. There was a cafe at the exit if you feel having a snacks or drinks. And yes! There is a 500baht entrance to be able to go inside the palace.
Grand Palace Bangkok
The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, is a stunning and iconic architectural marvel. It serves as the official residence of the Thai monarch, the administrative seat of government, and a significant cultural and historical landmark. This opulent complex boasts intricate golden spires, colorful mosaics, and intricate Thai-style architecture, making it a must-visit destination for tourists seeking a glimpse of Thailand's rich heritage and royal history.
Amazing place to go and see the culture of Thailand.
The majestic Grand Palace 🐘👑🇹🇭
Weal come to The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.
The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782.
The king, his court, and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.
The Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year.
Hello Bangkok 🙏👍🥰
The Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew command respect from all who have walked in their sacred grounds. Built in 1782, and served as the home of Thai Kings and the Royal court for 150 years, The Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail. Wat Pra Kaew enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), a sacred Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of emerald.
Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Patong Beach Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Sep)
Sun, sand, rain and smiles: Phuket unveiled
Patong is a vibrant beach town in Phuket, Thailand, offering a mix of excitement and relaxation. The lively nightlife with numerous bars and clubs caters to partygoers, while the beautiful sandy beaches provide a serene escape. However, it can get crowded and noisy. Street vendors, restaurants, and shops offer a variety of options, but haggling is common. Beware of tourist traps and inflated prices. The local culture is rich, and nearby attractions like Big Buddha and Phi Phi Islands are worth exploring. Overall, Patong is ideal for those seeking a bustling beach destination with a taste of Thai culture.#patongbeach #phuket #thailand #beaches
Sunset Spot - Patong Beach 🌅
Seeking for vitamin-sea, adventure and vibrant nightlife in Phuket? Patong beach is perfect for you. Despite the crowded road, the beach side is quite peaceful and you still can have your own space to walk around or enjoy the breathtaking sunset there.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, there’s a few water sports that you can do such as jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling. The price is reasonable too. Beside sunset and water sports, you can also walk to Bangla road to grab food, drinks or souvenirs. Its more crowded after 7pm since the bar and club is open.
Just a heads up in case you’re thinking about swimming at the beach unfortunately the waves is quite strong and only water sports is allowed
#ineedvitaminsea #patongbeach #phuketgetaway
Paradise Unveiled: A 6-Night Journey through Enchanting Phuket
During my 6-night trip to Phuket, I had the pleasure of experiencing some truly unforgettable moments with my partner. Phuket offers a multitude of romantic experiences that are perfect for couples seeking a memorable getaway. Here are some of my top recommendations:
Private Beach Picnic: Arrange a private beach picnic for you and your partner. Select a secluded spot on one of Phuket's beautiful beaches and indulge in a delicious spread of gourmet treats while relishing in the serenity of the surroundings. It's an intimate experience that will create lasting memories.
Couples Spa Retreat: Treat yourselves to a rejuvenating couples' spa retreat. Phuket boasts world-class spas that offer a range of indulgent treatments. Enjoy a relaxing massage side by side or opt for a pampering spa package that includes facials, body scrubs, and aromatic baths, leaving you both feeling completely blissed out.
Romantic Dinner on the Beach: Surprise your partner with a romantic dinner on the beach. Many resorts and restaurants offer private dining experiences right on the shoreline. With the sound of the waves, flickering candlelight, and a delectable menu of Thai or international cuisine, it's an idyllic setting for a romantic evening.
Phuket truly provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic couple's experience. The combination of breathtaking scenery, romantic activities, and warm Thai hospitality will make your trip an unforgettable one.
✅We belong to lazy travelers, mainly switching hotels for fun.
✅Patong Beach is like a paradise for our family of three, with so much delicious food and fun activities. We previously stayed at the Amari Resort and spent three days in complete relaxation mode, but after moving to Patong Beach, we started having a happy time.
✅Our hotel, Phuket Bura Resort, is very close to Patong Beach. The beach is just 50 meters away from the hotel, and there are various restaurants, pharmacies, and massage shops nearby, including a 7-Eleven. The hotel is located on the main street, making it convenient to go anywhere.
✅Every day we go to Two Brothers Restaurant for meals. The taste is really good and suits our taste. The price is also reasonable, around 1000 pigs per meal, which is not bad considering how much we eat and drink.
✅We didn't go to the bar street at night, it's not suitable with kids, we just passed by and took some photos.
✅Every night we will have a small drink at the bar across from Patong Beach.
✅Currently, my impression of Thailand is quite good. I will definitely go back again when the airfare is cheaper.
❤️Recommended hotels with good location in Patong Beach:
1️⃣ Burasari Hotel
2️⃣Phuket Holiday Hotel
⏰Suggested duration of visit: 3 days
☑️Two Brothers Restaurant
1️⃣Take measures to prevent sunburn and mosquito bites.
2️⃣Protect your belongings and personal safety.
3️⃣Go to a less remote place and stay away from the place where they sell 🍃.
4️⃣Use Bolt or Grab for taxi rides.
Central World Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Sep)
Central World Bangkok
Central World Shopping Mall is an amazing mall to spend half or full day at! The overall size of the mall is huge and has a diverse variety of shops for us to shop and restaurants from eateries, cafes, restaurants that will not leave us with an empty stomach~
You can find almost everything here from apparels, bags, accessories, watches, sportswear ranging from small to big brands.
Overall, I would recommend Central World to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable shopping experience.
Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
1 of the best shopping mall in Bangkok 🥰
Personally, we felt that Central World is one of the best shopping mall that we have walked so far as you can easily spend half to a day here! There are many stores here ranging from cosmetics, accessories, apparels, bags, as well as some luxury brands too.
Dining here is never a problem as there are a lot of cafes, restaurants, bakeries and etc. Also, there is a big food court area located at Level 7 of Central World and you will definitely be spoilt with their food choices here~ 🍝🍕🍱
Address: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Bangkok Street Foods 😋
This is bangkok Street Foods in front of the Central World Supermarket. Inside there were many ranging from local to not so local street foods that looks super delicious. Although because I'm not good with spicy stuff have to make sure asking the sellers everytime. Inside the market the space is kind of small and there were many people so you have to decide fast in what you want and order it immediately. You can both eat inside or outside it is up to you although I recommend to eat outside, just remember to throw your trash afterwards.
All in One Central Mall
The address is at 4,4/1,4/2,4/4 Room No.B106-B108, Ground Floor, Central World Bldg, Rajadamri Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
One of my favourite shops in centralworld is the naraya shop. The shop is always filled with tourists from around the world. I personally love the fabric material as well as the various designs. Usually I would buy their handbag for my relatives, and cosmetic pouches for my friends and colleagues. The price is great and affordable.
After my shopping, I would go to the restaurants located on the higher floor to have dinner with my family. There are various cuisine selections to suit your taste buds. I will strongly recommend the central world mall to everyone when you are visiting Bangkok the next time.
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