Thailand – Bangkok 2018 (Part 18 Nana Street)

Our Thailand – Bangkok trip (Part 18 #NanaStreet)

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As our time Bangkok trip we choose stay at Sukhumvit is rich from restaurants๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿฝย andย bars/ nightclub๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚ย to the shoppingย ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›and modern hotels which are a road for every mood. Sukhumvit is the longest road in Thailand and it runs across the middle of this district with the perennial traffic jam. The sky train๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย covering most of road which runs through most of its downtown stretch, that make us easy to arrive in every area. Sukhumvit may not be brimming with top-name attractions, but itโ€™s still popular with a vibrant night scene, restaurants, malls, and markets.

Stay on the hotel in one of the Sukhumvit road, called Nana streets only a short walk from the Nana BTS Sky Train station. The street is located in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment district in Bangkok, a great mix of fancy with connects the high-rise business hub๐Ÿ™ย ๐Ÿ™ย ๐Ÿ™sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with early-20th-century revivalist building. We loved for strolling of the street and view for some buildings have verdant gardens tucked alongside, while some building have flowering plant๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒปย clinging to their white facades. A dozen buildings collective taste for modern and colorful fusion of architectural.

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At Nana streets, you can a walk able in one street are home to numerous restaurants serving cuisine around the world from small hole-in-the-wall-type establishments to fancy restaurant where groups of friends and family gather to make the transition from day to night. Anything from Western Restaurant๐Ÿด๐Ÿฅ„ย like popular of USA, Australian and Italian dishes to the Argentinian and Peruvian dishes. Walk in a few steps away, you also can try Asia dishes in the Japan๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿฅข, Indian, Korean Restaurant or try one of the menu at Dubai Restaurant.

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Many men๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿง‘ย go to Bangkok for find garments tailor made a new suit. Nana Street has some tailors shop that prepared several fittings to ensure that your suit is perfect. Alternatively, here are numerous small massage parlours where you can experience a traditional Thai massage or a reflexology foot massage. You can same as us walk๐Ÿšถโ€๐Ÿšถโ€ย a few minute or take the sky train just 1 station to the Terminal 21 shopping mall๐Ÿขย ๐Ÿขย with the design concept as several different style of famous charateristic of cities under one roof. It concept create as an airport that a crisscrossing of escalators and electronic display boards that bring to mind flight information displays at an airport terminal. We are glad for our shopping in the different levels of the mall with represent different countries destinations. Sure we also enjoy eat the delicious local Thai dishes on the shopping mall.

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The Nana Street is preparing by the nightly of Bangkok, the sociable from clubs to the next of bars either side of the street. In terms of variety restaurant and cafes, from a simple dining to something to eat has morphed into a two or three hour event accompanied. But the food is secondary to the social element, and itโ€™s the Thailand enthusiasm for liquor๐Ÿน๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚that makes it the happiest of happy hours. There are more clubs, rooftop bars and late-night spots, drinker can indulge with serves multiple varieties of the liquor. Hip hop club taking control of the sound system with a live dance๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒย crew pop and lock on the central stage to keep the crowd energized. Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, a great place for soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying panoramic views of the city. Many other bars on the street, beers start at just 70 baht for a bottle for Chang, of course 80 baht and above for all others beers. For a designated happy hour, some bars do the promotion for a glass of red wine๐Ÿทย ๐Ÿท๐Ÿทor white wine just needs 80baht. A few of tables it does have are snapped up early, so most likely you will be standing shoulder to shoulder with a varied clientele of ex-pats, tourists and a few Thais.United-8

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We stay on the Aspira Hiptique Hotel, the location is quiet good just we mention above. This modern room with featuring simple interiors and bright. Bed๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›ย and pillows are so far so good and we can sleep quietly. But the service is very poor and the staffs have very poor attitude. We stay in 7 day, the cleaning service is very bad, the dustbin in the toilet doesn’t clean up๐Ÿ˜”ย ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”from our start check in date. On last few days, we only asked not need cleanup for 1 day, but the next day also hasnโ€™t cleans our room. I go to ask the RECEPTION WOMEN STAFF and tell her remember ask the CLEANER to clean up our room at next day. She is very rude and scold me, she command us leave our room let the cleaner would come to clean our room on next day 8.00am morning. We are very angry๐Ÿ˜กย ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜กand rebuke her, we are customer why must follow their time and remember clean up our room while we are go out. When we go back to our country, we found some of our costumes (havenโ€™t wear it) are dirty, we doubt is the hotel staffs make it. We would not recommend๐Ÿ‘Žย ๐Ÿ‘Žthis hotel. If you want to stay this location not need worry because nearby got a lot of hotel.

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#Thailand
#Bangkok
#NanaStreet
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#LifeCornerStory
#SummerTime๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

 

 

Thailand – Bangkok (Part 17 Silom Village)

Our #Thailand #Bangkok (Part 17 #SilomVillage)

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Historic of buildings, lush garden patios and local folklore, this village has always stood in the shadows of traditional Thai identity. For those looking to experience old Bangkok Memories, you can visit Silom Village the last village Thai traditional old style on Silom road, a walk distance from Surasak BTS Sky train Stations๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ. Although the name is “Silom Village”, but don’t misunderstand that it is a village. We just can say It is a hotel๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿกย + restaurantย ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿป+ and some shop lot๐Ÿ›ย ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›.Although it’s not a village but you still can walk slowly through and enjoy each and every traditional building you lay eyes upon.

A โ€œpanya-styleโ€ building (unique house design with a square-shaped wooden roof in southern Thai style) stands in majestic splendor. Apart from this front building, a row of some 10 other teak houses lay. Did you see, we are close to our eyes๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€ย for view for the hundred year of building full of exquisite and beautiful architecture. Although it has over many years, with attentive of conservation the ancient teak houses, between teak wood and teak wood havenโ€™t any orifice, incorporate them into a charming example of ancient Thai architecture. The plants๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณย and flowersย ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฅ€cover the village in nature green colour, which gives the Silom village a calm and peaceful atmosphere.ย 

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There are lots of small shops all the way around the Silom village and, in the middle an open-air restaurant area. The restaurant is the epitome of a neighborhood kitchen, a Thailand restaurant that you can get Thai-style food๐Ÿœย ๐Ÿšand with a Western influences๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”, blending homegrown heritage and western classics into something that is both familiar and fresh. With nice leisurely๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Žย ๐Ÿ˜Žof village, a laid-back yet elegant of restaurant where a sense of time is shaded by ease and comfort. As we mention it also is a hotel and a shopping arcade, you can find Thai commodities / souvenirs. A lots of pretty little handicraft and gift shops which including silks, shawls, traditional clothing, jewelry, silk, carved wooden handicrafts, jade bracelets, antiques, silverware and lots more. If you hunt for carefully, you may find treasure.

At night, the Silom Village is a popular nighttime spot as it encompasses, where you not only can taste the traditional Thai food, it also including fresh seafood๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿกย with watch a traditional Thai dance performance. A number of fresh seafood dishes with fragrant Thai flavours from the fresh open Market Kitchen while cook to order with the alive seafood. The restaurant provides indoor and outdoor seating options. You can choose either sit inside or outside, during enjoy the dinner while watch Thai dancing performances and be serenaded by Thai classical musicians๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ.

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Silom Village providing the space and time for people to enjoy life, with cultural and memories of old Bangkok, a great place for friends and family spend a whole night.

 

How To Go
You can take the BTS Railway and stop on Surasak Station๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ. Walk๐Ÿšถโ€๐Ÿšถโ€ย about 10 minute you would reach Silom Village .

Address:
286 Silom Road, Bangkok Thailand

Business Hour๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•:
Restaurant/ Shopping Arcade : 11:30 – 23.00

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Thailand – Bangkok 2018 ( Chills Lay Seafood Buffet Restaurant )

Our #Thailand #Bangkok (Part 16 #ChillsLaySeafoodBuffetRestaurant )

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Bangkok is a foodieโ€™s paradise๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŽ‚, wide range of food with reasonable price, there is an endless supply of places to fill your tummy. So we no care the calories when we on a travel in the Bangkok. Although Thailand is in a hot weather all year round, Thai residents have a passion for hot pot and a love for barbecue. Seafood lovers do not miss out char-grilled seafood buffet dinner featuring a wide selection of seafood and easy find in everywhere of Bangkok.

After wander through King Rama IX Park (which mention in last time) and feel hungry, we decide go to the nearby Chills Lay Seafood Buffet Restaurant for enjoy our dinner. Enjoy the size of fresh prawns as big as a human palm hand with only 449 baht including beveragesโ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿฅคย (except beer๐Ÿป๐Ÿบ) and all you can eat buffet. Chills Lay Seafood Buffet Restaurant is more welcome by local side and seldom dining by tourist where Thai resident like to enjoy their dinner with BBQ and beer plus party chat.ย 

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Thai Traditional atmosphere, dedicated to open air barbecue cuisine, clean and simple making it a very comfortable setting for a dinner. Because grilled is the main cuisine of the restaurant so Thai local smoke charcoal grill is put on each table. Open air barbecue it cause unbeatable aroma, the mouth-watering taste and the eye-catching look let us feel hungry. At Chills Lay, you are not only seeing assorted seafood, it also sees live prawnsย ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆย swim in the water. With local fishing villages supplying freshly-caught giant prawns, crabs๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€, squid๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™, fish๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸย and shellfish๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿšย of all shapes and sizes are the main reason for attract local Thai resident come for have a dinner.

Wa! Wa!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย Serving seafood not only fresh and not only the prawn is bigger size with all the seafood size is bigger which is the normal size x 2. Barbecue plentiful of seafood is truly fascinating, and almost all of the people love to do it. Same as another restaurant, while wait for Barbecue, feel hungry, you can have to eat dishes immediately which prepared hot from wok on the table. Now my most miss is the fried crab๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€. The freshly scented crab with curry leaves, a bit salty and spicy, the taste spicy and salty just right. The fried bananasย ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒย ๐ŸŒย also quite good, outer layer is very crispy with inside a ripe golden sarcocarp, when you bite it like crunchy with soft, one word says: awesome.There are other cooked foods waiting for you to taste

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Ok, after eating these two dishes, our protagonist is almost ready to be baked. Honestly say, for eat the BBQ seafood we dislike the not fresh seafood. But the seafood at here, fresh of local seafood with simply traditional Thai grilled, the delicious seafood that practically melt in my mouth, let us feel get even better. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹! Enjoy the delicate and wonderful taste to the two different varieties of crabs and prawns. Fresh of the oysters prepared for those who loved to eat it, while you can either grill or fresh to eat for a garnish of lemon. Although Chills Lay Seafood Buffet Restaurant has prepared a selection sauce to the customers, but we feel that its seafood ingredients are already very fresh and sweet so there is no points dip with the sauce.

BBQ doesnโ€™t focus only on seafood, for a meat lover, you may be to select different variety of meat. We select grilled meat skewer consists of beef or pork๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅฉ, onion, green peppers and mushroom skewers wrapped in baconย ๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿขto balance our taste. Ya, we know some restaurant there got the limited time. But at here, you no need to rush for finish your meal in a certain time because buffet offer unlimited time, certainly no need spend a whole night at here. They are served in friendly, while you want take a taxi you can using English language for tell your destination and ask them help you to call a taxi.

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Although Chills Lay Seafood is nothing flash about the spaces and not as big as other mega seafood places but fresh premium seafood and variety of meat, well-prepared, reasonably price and served in friendly, surely this place is a great, casual, dining experience.

Address:Soi 28 Chalem Prakert Rama 9, Dok Mai, Prawet, Bangkok..

Opening Hours๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•:17:00-00:00

Price๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ:449 baht/person with unlimited time (including beverages (except beer)ย 

How to go:
We are visit King Rama IX Park and walk to the Chills Lay Seafood Buffet. You also can take the BTS Railway and stop on Udomsuk station๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ. Take the exit 3 and ride a taxiย ๐Ÿš–ย ๐Ÿš–ย ๐Ÿš–can take you to the Chills Lay Seafood Buffet.

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#Bangkok
#ChillsLaySeafoodBuffetRestaurant
#TwoSisterSoloTravelโœˆ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ท
#LifeCornerStory
#SummerTime๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

Thailand – Bangkok 2018 (Part 14 – Siam Shopping 2)

Our #Thailand #Bangkok Travel (Part 14 #SiamShopping2)

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Shopping๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›in Bangkok is an experience to thrill and delight the most of shoppers – whatever it is you’re. Although we are explain that shopping mall in last time we believe that would not satisfy many people desire shopping. So prepared continues with us to the other destination of shopping area. In Bangkok Center have ready to be in the areas where there is a large flow of people in the shopping district of Bangkok, built up the covered air corridor be connected to major shopping malls๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿข. After shopping in the Siam (which we are mention in last time), we does not have to endure the heat and rain and can easy walk on an Air Metro station that links directly to the mall through elevated walkways that are suspended in the open air.

With expansion and modernization, CentralWorld is one of the biggest lifestyle and shopping complex in Southeast Asia. It was expanded to 430,000 square metres of shopping mall and 1,024,000 square metres of complex, which is home to numerous well-known stores such as clothing boutiques๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘ข, funky fashion, high-tech gadgets, bookshops and designer furniture to imported groceries, a lineup of banks, beauty salons, musical instrument๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽน, gourmet eateries and even an ice-skating rink. It has offers an unrivaled mix and range of products and services at prices become one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Bangkok.

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The Platinum Fashion Mall

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With two well-known department stores that is Isetan, the Japanese department store, and Zen department store which is branded as Asiaโ€™s first lifestyle trend megastore. 500 hundreds of shops and restaurants, it have so many options to you for explore, you could easily spend a whole day without realizing.

Everyone knew that CentralWorld it become a go-to destination for good food and beverages, meet a wide selection of Eastern & western cuisines๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฅ„ย ๐Ÿฅขform more than 100 shops all under one roof. It would not be wrong, except shopping, has over 100 dining options, you can going to pick on the restaurants those are worth for fill up your mood and stomach space. CentralWorld have a wide selection of excellent eateries of different cuisines from the main course of different country to the fun experience with drink of beer๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿปย and wine Collection๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท, plus relax of cafeย โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•or a rich of dessert๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ. You can select from casual eateries serving different Western-style food, or Eastern restaurants from typical to new style.

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Oh, eat on restaurant-bar with outside of malls, tasteful foods and exotic cocktail๐Ÿธย ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธalso is one of the best choosing. Itโ€™s got that comfy, dim lights, rich cuisine and selection of beer and cocktails of bar and restaurant with prepare yourself for a joyful night with your friends and family. Donโ€™t forget here also have the most well-known Thai home-style food chain. Finish our lunch in the MK restaurant, one of the successful restaurant chains, the Thai variant of hot pot๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ˜. All boiled in a hot pot where dip meat, seafood, noodles, dumplings and vegetables into a pot of broth cooking at the table. Hot pot most important is soup, Thai spicy of Unique formula soup match with new recipe of Cheese๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€. Boiling hot of soup, taste good smelling but not greasy plus our favorable of cheese, only one word can describe that is โ€œgoodโ€๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹.

Starbucks is a welcome respite for weary, thirsty shoppers. CentralWorld gets ‘second-largest’ Starbucks in the world and the store features a Starbucks Reserve Bar composed of a Starbucks traditional coffeeโ˜•โ˜•ย bar as well as the Starbucks Reserve Bar. Because miss for cold and luscious dessert and we choose takes a break in Swensen’s a global chain of ice cream๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿจย restaurants. Although vanilla was main favorite, it also has many different flavors and other frozen dessert specialties.

No idea for buy what Thailand gifts to bring home, go around grocery supermarket which can comprehend the daily need and popular goods of Thailand local resident and it also one of method for bring back the flavor of Thailand. Located directly opposite Central World, Big C one of the supermarket๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›’ย chains in Thailand is a grocery and general merchandising retailer. Big C is Thailand’s second-largest hypermarket operator after Tesco Lotus’s Thai unit.

A hard-discount and lower price tags item at Big C supermarket which you will find all the products you would expect: fresh product๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฆ, daily product, home appliances, fashion cosmetic๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„, skin care products a large and different alcohol selection and etc. If your family or friends enjoy the cooking, we think you would same as us gladness and satisfy for shopping in Big C which provides many different species โ€œThai cooking herbsโ€ and โ€œdried cooking ingredientsโ€ from simply to daintiness. Various kinds of Thai Snack๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌย and is one of the famous souvenirs. You can buy Thailand’s most popular snacks including Crispy Seaweed Strips, Crispy Peanuts, Mentos, Pocky, Thai Coconut Roll, Squid Chips, Dried Banana, 2 In 1 Flavoured Chips and etc as go back home gift. Tourist during the Thailand and love their Thai Tea, shopping at Big C donโ€™t forget to bring buy it. You know us! We love Instant Noodle, no matter travel at different country we must bring Instant Noodle go back home. In Big C, it has different taste and packaging for satisfy Instant Noodle lover like us.

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The city offers many wallet-friendly shopping hubs with character for you to find your right place. If you looking for modern style of fashion and not mind of branded, you can go to “The Platinum Fashion Mall” which is nearby Big C with only a few minutesโ€™ walking distance. Thailand one of the largest Wholesale & Retail Shopping Destination,The Platinum Fashion Mall is more convenient with an indoor version that have air conditioned and comes complete with a large food court as well as cafรฉs and fast food chains. A regular image we can see retailers getting supplies here and a lady or a man carrying a giant roller bag with full of some fashion clothes.

Don’t misunderstand that their just only provides it to retailers. If you same as us aren’t retailers, you are also welcome to purchase a single item at incredibly low prices. The Platinum Fashion Mall is designed as one stop wholesale shopping and modern fashion which filled with small outlets, selling clothes and accessories for women, children and men๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ, although the majority of shops focus on the ladies. At here you can find a lot of fashion clothing and accessories from head to toe such as hats๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽฉ, clothes๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•, handbags๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘, belts and shoes๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ก. Thailand distinguishing feature “bargain shopping” is use as majority of outlets. For our suggestion you are better buy the product from those shops which are show the price. Of cause, if you see something that you like, donโ€™t hesitate for ask the price, even you haven’t buy, they would not made angry. The business hour of The Platinum Fashion Mall is not same as other shopping mall (10.00am – 10.00p.m). Remember, it is open fromย ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•09.00am – 08.00pm.

Note: Most of the shop just accept cashย ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒonly, so make sure bring more cash if you shopping at “The Platinum Fashion Mall”.

 

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Look on photo this all are our Thailand shopping spoils we have a sensation of little. What about you?

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our Thailand shopping spoils

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our Thailand shopping spoils

As conclusion shopping in Bangkok Thailand :

#MBKShoppingCenter: is more focus on Electronic store and technology digital, simultaneously it have well-crafted keepsakes from all provinces of Thailand.

#SiamParagon: is upmarket shopping mall with an abundance of luxury and international brands with concern on noble, trendy and unique.

#SiamShoppingCenter: contemporary have International brands and Thai brands with tendency on fashion and leisurely sports.

#CentralWorld: is biggest lifestyle and shopping complex, meet a wide selection of Eastern & western cuisines.

#BigCSupermarket: is selling variety and everything in one department store, you will get best price and lots of discounted items.

#ThePlatinumFashionMall: is selling all style of fashion with more on no brand, it not only concern to wholesalers but also opens to the public.ย 

How to go: Take the BTSย ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠand get down from Siam & Chit Lom Station.

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#Bangkok
#SiamShopping2
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#SummerTimeย ๐ŸŒย ๐ŸŒย ๐ŸŒ

 

 

Thailand – Bangkok 2018 Part 13 (Siam Shopping) 2018

Our #Thailand #Bangkok Travel (Part 13 #SiamShopping)

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Bangkok has developed as numerous of modern shoppingย ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›ย ๐Ÿ›ย arenas and emerged asย one of a truly hip fashion in Asia, with introduction international fashion brands and affordable fashion clothes of Thai brands and designs.The reasons for tourists come to Bangkok except for sightseeing also Bangkok become a best shopping destination for shopping and fashion lovers.

The massive, modern, multi-storey shopping malls provide a myriad of choices for every budget and need. Enjoy our shopping city break, in splurge on an extravagant shopping of the hottest cities for fashion. Thais love shopping, if you ask for where is the most popular shopping location, the immediate answer is Siam. This is because it really is the heart of Bangkokโ€™s shopping district, with many of the large malls which are directly linked to the BTS. Let’s go shopping! Join our shopping day and enjoy some of the finest shopping.

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Siam Paragon is Bangkok ‘s upmarket shopping mall, which is proudly and elegantly stands in the center of Siam. Behind the glimmering glass facade of this glitzy multi-storey complex, ostentatious and splendid of architecture design, hundreds of specialty stores with an abundance of luxury and international brands. Siam Paragon are devoted to retail shops and specialty outlet selling goods ranging from apparel to groceries to expensive automobiles.

The magnificent of panoramic for those who seek All sense of noble and trendiest fashion where from upscale branded boutiques๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘ ย ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿงฅ๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘–like Channel, Dior, Coach, Burberry, Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga and etc to worldwide international brand like Zara, CK, H&M, Uniqlo, and etc. Look their ZARA outlet store is so big and with a variety of fashionable and gorgeous costumes, we are so happy to buy our favorite style of fashion.

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Hey, man๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿง‘ย no need worried, with among hundreds of international brands to men select and complete the sense of style๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘ž. Plus it also is the world of the Men whose desire of technology products๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“น, Auto gallery๐Ÿš—๐ŸŽ, sport accessoriesโ›ณ๐Ÿ‘ย & digital world๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“Ÿ. The finest and biggest jewelryย ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ž& watchโŒšโŒšย center in Southeast Asia where Siam Paragon is the best for you to find the precious limited collections and exclusive collections of your favorite brands. Donโ€™t miss the Thai International luxury brand Jim Thompson House and as well as spa products with luxury Thai brands as Panpuri, Harnn and Mt Sapola.

The unique and spectacular world with โ€œbreak through concept โ€œ of all entertainment places that for everyone, even those whose don’t like shopping. It is including a range of specialty of restaurant, cafe, a large food court as well as a multiplex (15 large screen cinemas), the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World aquarium, an exhibition hall, the Thai Art Gallery, and a bowling alley๐ŸŽณ๐ŸŽณ๐ŸŽณ. On the basement floor of Siam Paragon is a Sea Life Ocean World๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ™ย and also the largest aquarium in South East Asia housing a large variety of sea creatures. Surround yourself with the luxury and worldwide brand names, along with multiple of hi tech and glitzy gimmicks to make sure you have a pleasant shopping experience. Siam Paragon Mall is next door to Siam Center and Siam Discovery Center.ย United-17

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We relax for walk๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃย to Siam Center for continue our shopping. Siam Center, a small four-story structure built in the 1970s is one of Bangkokโ€™s original shopping malls. Over time it has transformed; the interior design into unique composition, the latest artistic, a quirky mash-up of nature and technology and boundless imagination of art, fashion, technology, and lifestyle. It is now part of โ€œOneSiam,โ€ a concept that unites three shopping destinations: Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Siam Center.

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Although Siam Center may have been around for over 40 years, it is kicked off cutting edge, street-chic culture and unusual fashion. Hundred of international and Thai brands including the boutiques of some brilliant promising local designers as well as renowned Thai couturiers. If you are looking for great value Thai labels then come to Siam Center which is considered the very heart of Bangkokโ€™s fashionย ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐ŸŽ’industry and has brought abundant success to legendary Thai brands like Soda, Theater, Tube Gallery, FlyNow, Greyhound, Milin, and Kloset. In the same time it also is where to find the up-and-coming Thai designers.

Thailandโ€™s largest Forever 21 is right next to the entrance with other international brands including๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘—ย Adidas, Nike, The Wonder Room, ALAND, Sephora, Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret Levis and etc. On the top floor you see is the bulk of Siam Centerโ€™s eateries, there are also provide plenty of different cuisines from around Asia๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฅ˜ย and the rest of the world๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฐย including the airy food court. If you same as us want find a dessert for take a break of crazy shopping. You can queue up at Zaku Zaku and enjoy the Soft Serve ice creamย ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆmade of Hokkaido milk and coated with crunchy Croquant crusts. When you bite down, the crispy crust and the smell of milk, you can experience it by yourself.

 

 

Come to the Siam we must go to Som Tam Nua, a very famous Thai Isaan restaurant in Siam๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ, Bangkok. Almost many of people think here is Papaya Salad specialty store but actually here is Isaan restaurant with serve northeast region of Thailand dishes. While we are tour in Chiang Mai on last week havenโ€™t taste northeast region of Thailand dishes so come here must not miss for enjoy a good taste of dishes and by the way this is our second time for visit.

There are many variations of dishes๐Ÿด๐Ÿฝย in this restaurant, but Papaya salad in Thai language call Som Tam are the represent dishes with serve different tasty of papaya salad from the original โ€˜Thai-styleโ€™. Which immature papaya is most popular; generally includes shredded, unripe papaya that is smashed together with chili๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ, tomato๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…, lime and peanuts๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿฅœ. Others you can also choose baby crabs, mangoes, salted eggs, fried pigskin, etc. as Som Tam. The taste Papaya salad very fresh and the papaya were crisp. For those who love hot and sour dishes, you sure will love it๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย ๐Ÿ˜. It is spicy and sour and the wonderful flavor to it, sure enough it is one of the dishes that represent Thai dishes.

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Haha, didn’t expect it. Fried chicken๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—is also one of the famous dishes of Thai-style northeast dishes. Fried chicken is marinated in more than 10 Thai spices and then deep fried to a crisp. With a fragrant, crispy and hot it will let you eat in addicted without knowing it๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹. We suggest when the dish is coming out, you must eat it first. If youโ€™re in Bangkok and looking for delicious and original Isaan food, Som Tam Nua is a good choice. To be continuesโ€ฆ.

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How to go : Take the BTS๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย and get down to the Siam Station.

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Thailand – Bangkok 2018 (Part 11 Khlong Bang Luang Artist House) 2018

Our #Thailand #Bangkok Travel (Part 11 #KhlongBangLuangArtistHouse)

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Last time, while ride a boat trip on a beautifully decorated long-tail boat๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค, passing through the traditional house, we are which interest and In-depth look for the residences of local residents and a traditional characteristic house. Join us to tour Khlong Bang Luang Artist House which is a place steeped in history and seek out inspiration.

If Taling Chan Floating Market more likes the food Floating Market, Khlong Bang Luang is more concentrate on literature and art. Tucked into the artist enclave of Khlong Bang Kuang on the west side of the Chao Phraya River, Khlong Bang Luang Artist House can accessible by land or boat. If you same as us, choose walk๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃย on land we would pass the residents with place a small stall outside of their house for selling the local Thai food and fruits๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฅ. Some of these fruits are popular in the local area and some of them are rare and even cannot be named.

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Although the Khlong Bang Luang Art Gallery hidden inside a community, but a handful of signs along the way let us know our walk direction to the right destination. We first pass by a few restaurants before finally arriving at the Artistโ€™s House. Walk on the wood made of sheltered walkways and feel on rustic and simple atmosphere. Explore the canalโ€™s water against and the fascinating architecture which sit just above its quiet surface. It has some small traditional wood houses which are connected by a wooden walkway that follows the edge of the klong.

A century ago, this kind of old Thai wooden house was very typical along the klongs but today these are becoming rare. In addition to residents, these traditional wood houses sell the various handicrafts, art, handmade painting and old style of Thai daily supplies. With all of these atmosphere and typical houses, it gives us feel to dive back into a past time, dating all the way back to the era of the Thai capital with main of the canal.

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On the wood made of sheltered walkways, have several human-sized statues sitting by the water, look like motionless for ponder something and endlessly see at life passing by boat as if waiting for somebody for come. It has decoration some dexterity sculptures with hanging potted plants๐ŸŒต๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธ, it made this become beautifully restored and you can felling of the art.

You can find an over 200 years old of the Artistโ€™s House is owned by Khun Chumpol Akkapantanon and sits right along the khlong(canal). The house is all made of wood; it is L-shaped and has two layers up and down. Until today, this traditional style very well conservation. At its heart is a centuries-old Chedi from the Ayutthaya period that rises from the open-air belly. We think it is limited of house have their own 600 year old Chedi๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”?

Downstairs has a workshop with prints, drawings, sculptures, puppets and khon masks. There is a hand-crafted of art sold in its corner, from postcards to wooden Thai art all you can find at here. The upstairs of building is open; we take the dark wood and old creaky stairs up to the upstairs. Here in addition to the rest of the seating area to a very artistic taste. Statue and the wooden tables are speckled, rather stained, with colorful paint. It gives us bursting with charm art feel.

It also is part gallery shows with its walls are covered with paintings. You also can view some of the exquisite khon masks. Look of the puppets which are look true to life as a human, give us a little shocked๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ. According our search, in front of Chedi have a troupe of puppeteers performs the traditional Thai puppet show at 14:00 every day except on Wednesday. But when we going there that is no show and we ask somebody they tell us the puppeteers performs only has showing in Saturday and Sunday.

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It has the feel of Thailandโ€™s life around here, we can same as Thailand residents, sit on sheltered walkways and swing our bare feet, smiling๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šย and waving๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–ย to the long-tail boats . You also can feed swarms of hungry fish with colorful food pellets sold in shop. Itโ€™s also is a great place for gather to enjoy drinksโ˜•ย ๐Ÿฅคย and food๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ›. You can enjoy the delicious and affordable riverside restaurants serving up Thai cuisine๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ.

We feel relax for view the calm and fluvial of the canal with the peaceful and charming the village house. It perfect way for sip a cup of drink๐Ÿต๐Ÿฅคย and sitting quietly on the canal and enjoy an unspoiled view of local canal life

Address
315 Wat Tong Salangam, Phet Kasem 28, Thanon Phet Kasem, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok, Thailand

How to go
You can take the skytrain๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย stop on the Bang Wa station. From there, you either take the motorbike taxis๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ›ตย or same as us walk๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃย to the Khlong Bang Luang Artist House. Itโ€™s about 1.9km distance from station to the destination.ย 

Entry Fee๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ: FREE

Opening Hour๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•: Usually from 09.00 โ€“ 18.00 (Daily)

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Thailand – Bangkok 2018 ( Part 10 Taling Chan Floating Market)

Our #Thailand #Bangkok Travel (Part 10 #TalingChanFloatingMarket)

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Boats๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšคย ๐Ÿšคsold with different kinds of food are a trademark attraction among the Thailand. It also known as Floating Market where they originate from a time when water transport played an important role in daily life.

Although today the roads of Thailand are now able to connect to most of the city, town, some farmer boats are still used to travel and make the market. One of their purposes is to allow domestic visitors and international tourists to be able to experience the culture of riverside shopping. In Bangkok, the most popular markets are Damnoen Saduak (100 km from Bangkok southwest) and Amphawa district( 72 km from Bangkok, a tourist attraction for local and traveller where merchandise place.

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Entry to Floating Market

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Today, you still can see the house build on the water.

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Aย  Thailand traditional meat stick

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Selfie again

If you same as us want to choose one of the floating markets that are closer to the Bangkok City, you can choose Taling Chan Floating Market which is just a short trip away about 12km distance from Bangkok City. Taling Chan Floating Market is small and still fairly traditional where only open on Saturday and Sunday from 07.00 -16.00. Although is a smaller floating market but you still can enjoy of take a shopping around street market, short of boat trip, andโ€ฆPlus, eat some local food and seafood at riverside market. It more likes the food Floating Market.

Why not play to tour Taling Chan Floating Market with an empty stomach so that you can enjoy different taste of dishes with your breakfast and lunch? OK!! let`s go, letโ€™s go to Tailing Chan Floating Market. We take the sky strain๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย to the nearly station and take the taxi๐Ÿš–๐Ÿš–๐Ÿš–ย to the entrance of market.

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Before entry the floating market you can see the market outside.

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Some local fruits sell at here.

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Waiting for the boat.

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See, we see the children play at the water

Once we hop off, we find market stalls onto the nearby covered street where vendors sell various types of beautiful flowers and shrubs. Bright, colorful, and unique plants๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑcan be had with a relatively cheaper price. Once after walk the botanical section, we continue on through the busy stalls whose have selling everything from souvenir to locally harvested tropical fruit๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ.

Along the walking street portion of the market, appetizing aromas from the plethora of food stalls entice you easy to find a lot of different variety Thai street food, snacks and drink๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿฅค. Buy some grilled meats๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐Ÿขย of all sorts which are popular with Thai people. Made some order of savory snacks and steam freshness sweet potato. We choose and buy some of them for our breakfast. Walk to end of market, we are arrived Taling Chan Floating Market.

Of course, the reason for us came here is know more of Thailandโ€™s rural life plus the price of boat ticket also no expensive๐Ÿ˜ฒย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒjust 69 baht/per person. You just buy the ticket from the worker at ticket counter and wait on the Taling Chan Pier. Ride on a beautifully decorated long-tail boat down the winding waterways round trip to the temple and feel local touch to the whole experience.

Sit on the boat, It always feel relax and refreshing๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜—while breeze blow to us, look the lush greenery overflowing into the water and at the life of people living by the water. We can hardly imagine that this simple township is still preserved in this metropolis of Bangkok. The boat tours ride for a quite ride through the canals that overlook the residences of local residents; whether it is a modern brick-concrete structure and a traditional characteristic house. Many people were hanging out on their porches, waving๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–ย and smiling to us as we passed.

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The boat we sit ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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A lot of fish and be careful that river will spray you

In the middle of the cruise, the boat would lean against a pier and you can buy the grain granule to feed the fish in the river. The fish in the river will flock to grab food, so you must be careful that the river will spray on you. During the boat trip, we also saw children playing in the river; we don’t know why we have a feel of went back to the old Bangkok. Although it is not 100% like the old Bangkok, it still retains some shadows on the banks of the traditional Bangkok River. At the end of the boat trip, we would get off the boat and wander through the temple along the canals. The boat trip is taking about an hour and ride back to Taling Chan Pier.

Feeling hungrier? After getting down from boat, you will find both of your side selling the dishes. Eating traditional food thatโ€™s been prepared on a boat and the boats are positioned along the edge of the pier. Plentiful seafood is prominent feature, most of seafood cooking on barbecues from enormous grilled salt-crusted whole fish๐ŸŸย ๐ŸŸto prawns๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆcrabs๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€, scallops, mussels and more. Aside from the seafood, expect Thai market staples like noodle soups, meat satay skewers, hoy tod mussel omelettes, pad thai, and somtum papaya salad alongside an array of accompanying northeastern Thai dishes.

The tables and chairs here are very interesting, it is not the table and chairs we usually dine. So we just like local Thai, remove our shoes and sit on the low tables on raised platforms. We take some order for combination of dishes with around us. Order a salt-crusted grilled fish๐ŸŸย ๐ŸŸwith lemongrass cost around 150 Baht. One of our favorite Thai food. It is so fresh and fabulous. Eat pad thai, noodle soup๐Ÿœย ๐Ÿœand clam with price around 40 Baht to 60 Baht. Although the serving is small but we no care the most important the dishes is delicious๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹.

We are sit and relax with eat our lunch by the river, jovial atmosphere and we enjoy all of this with feels like โ€˜local Thaiโ€. Tune into local Thai traditional musicians as they play their instruments for few hours in the center of the market for an added authentic touch. After youโ€™ve tired out your feet, you can stop by for a Thai foot massage. However, we did enjoy our time there.

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A fish you must try at here.

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If you want far away of noisy Bangkok, it is a perfect destination to experience something more genuine and experience calm, slow Thai life.

Address: 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand

Opening Hour๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•: 7.00 โ€“ 16.00 (Saturday-Sunday)

How to go.
You can take the BTS Railway and stop on Wongwian Yai Station๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ. Go down the station, you would see a row of taxi๐Ÿš–๐Ÿš–๐Ÿš– and ride a taxi to the Taling Chan Floating Market for around 150 baht๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ.

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Thailand – Bangkok 2018 ( Part 9 MBK Shopping Center )

Our #Thailand #Bangkok (Part 9 #MBKShoppingCenter)

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The city of Bangkok is undergoing massive change and development, from the street markets to the planning of large infrastructure projects .With development, Bangkok is definitely a paradise for all shopaholics. The massive, modern, multi-storey shopping malls provide a myriad of choices for every budget and need. Prices are reasonable, quality generally high and the range and variety is pretty amazing – silks, gemstones, tailor-made clothes and traditional handicrafts are all highlights of Bangkok shopping. From the most luxurious to the cheapest, it including clothing๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘”, shoes๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘žย bags๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘›, apparels, jewelry๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’, to branded luxury goods and even electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ป, you can find almost anything of your fancy here.

Ok, we admit that we are the shopping queen. We love shopping๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›; in Bangkok we can treat our self without overspending๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. During our trip, we prepared an empty luggage to Thailand for buy something goods. But Bangkok also known as produces first-class fake goods. Fake goods of all types abound and can be bought at a fraction of a cost of originals. For our suggestion, if you want beware fakes goods, you can same as us buy the goods in the shopping mall or store which have the Refund Tax counter.ย 

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We love shopping so much.

For our shopping trip, the first stop we chose MBK Shopping Center๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™, the largest shopping mall in Asia when it opened in 1985. Since then, many malls in Thailand have outdone MBK in size especially nearby Central World and Siam Paragon. Even so, the price of goods more acceptable for local Thai so its attract and the majority of shoppers are Bangkok residents also popular with tourists. With total of 8 floors and more than 2,000 stores, many stores selling authentic merchandise are also available.

One of the main cause, we go to shopping in MBK Shopping Center is 4-story Tokyu Department Store. Tokyu Department Store is a Japanese department store chain;This is a department store that meets the needs of diverse age groups. It always visits by many Thai residents and tourists. The department store more focus on Japan branded and goods meanwhile sells branded fashion items, gadgets and cosmetics๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„ย mainly. It also dedicated to men goods and business wear๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘”, filled with sportswear๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘•, household and electrical, watches and stationaryโœ๐Ÿ–‹. Itโ€™s also having provided duty-free counter.

Let’s face it: We like shopping, and travel shopping abroad is often as interesting as treasure hunt. Shopping in Tokyu Department Store, as a shopper hunter quick discover sports shoes๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿย and buy it when wear for comfort. Discovery Casio WatchesโŒšโŒšโŒšย buy it, not only I like its designs and the suitable price with original goods. Oh! Feel joyous for buy of them๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜.

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You can find some international brand atย Tokyu Department Store

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A counter for refund tax atย Tokyu Department Store

he number fashion store in MBK Shopping Center is less compared to other shopping mall. If you are searching for camera๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ทย and hand phone๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ฑ, MBK Shopping Center has a huge numbers of electronic suppliers are available to meet your demand. You can find a plenty of various gadgets and devices in countless electronics stores. Variety and accessory of camera can find in MBK Shopping Center. Whether itโ€™s brand-new or second-hand hand phones, you can buy them, or even if you face the hand phone broken you also get them fixed by skillful mobile phone repair technicians here.

Looking for authentic Thailand handicrafts to decorate your home or to gift your relatives and friends๏ผŸWith skills that are passed down for generations, the art of Thai crafts has long been a reflection of Thai people’s creativity and ingenuity. One of reason tourists canโ€™t miss going to MBK Shopping Center where you can buy well-crafted keepsakes from all provinces of Thailand. It includes a treasure trove of fine art and handicrafts, antique and semi-antique furniture, paintings๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–ผ, delicately carved jewellery, wood and stone carvings, masks๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽญ, woven and dyed fabrics.

Bargaining when shopping is a way of life in many parts of Thailand, and MBK Shopping Center is no exception to this (Note: Tokyu Department Store is all priced, can’t bargain). Most vendors and staff at stores speak good enough English, though non-fixed prices are often bargained by you and the vendor taking turns in typing numbers into a calculator. It cause both loved and hated by the travellers.

Many of people say, now in the store in MBK Shopping Center are all clear of fakes except maybe for t-shirts with distinctive logos and such. But some of them remind that Sometimes their counterfeiting techniques are very realistic. If you ask us which are correct, we also donโ€™t know, it depends on your view.ย United-19

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Shopping also no forget to selfie

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Address: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand.

How to go:
You can take the BTS Railway and stop on National Stadium Station๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย ๐ŸšŠand station that links directly to the mall through elevated walkways that are suspended in the air.

 

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The watch we buy at Tokyu Department Store

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You can take the BTS Railway to MBK Centre

Address: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand.

How to go:
You can take the BTS Railway and stop on National Stadium Station๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย ๐ŸšŠand station that links directly to the mall through elevated walkways that are suspended in the air.

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The watch we buy at Tokyu Department Store

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Thailand – Bangkok 2018 (Part 8 Mae Nak Phra Khanong ) 2018

Our #Thailand #Bangkok Travel (Part 8 #MaeNakPhraKhanong )

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Whether you believe in ghosts or not, belief in ghosts in Thai culture is both popular and enduring. In the history of Thailand Buddhist popular beliefs intermingled with the legends about the spirits or ghosts of the local folklore.

One of the popular urban legends in Bangkok and most popular ghosts๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ปย is that of Mae Nak and her child. Every Thai person has heard of Mae Nak, the tale of Mae Nak has been filmed several times over the past few decades and every movie was a box-office hit, cementing Mae Nakโ€™s place in Thai popular culture. Even every Thai child growing up fed on ghost stories and almost some of them believe unequivocally in the facts of ghosts.

With unknown whether Mae Nak really existed or if her story is purely myth, we decided one of our Thailand travel planning is look for Mae Nak Phra Khanong.ย 

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This is Nak and her baby

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Before have a visit, firstly understanding for hereโ€™s the story circumstance. So, this time we would like to tell a story what happened in the Phra Khanong district of Bangkok in the middle of the 19th century.

Now follow us temporarily back to the 19th century; at that time, Bangkok was much more of jungle with many waterways๐ŸŒซย ๐ŸŒซ๐ŸŒซand canals that cut through the city. The main form of transport in those days was by boat, and the lifestyle of the people was closely tied to the rivers and canals. Phra Khanong is one such small river that flows through the southeast outskirts of the capital, although back then the area was so rural that it was essentially part of the countryside.

The story is about a beautiful young woman named Nak, who lived on the banks of the Phra Khanong Canal and her undying love for her husband, Mak and expecting their first child together. Mak was sent away to war, as men during the age often were. Unfortunately, the birth was traumatic and both mother and child died๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ, unbeknownst to Mak away at war. According to Thai belief, a pregnant woman who dies together with her child creates the most powerful and frightening type of ghost possible. Faced with such a bad omen, the villagers donโ€™t carry out a proper cremation of the corpse according to Buddhist tradition, and instead they hastily bury the body in a shallow grave. They are buried immediately, but Nakโ€™s spirit refuses to let go of the earthly realm. Simply say, it is strong belief.

When Mak returns home, however, he finds his loving wife and child waiting for him. Neighbours who try to warn him that he is living with a ghost are all killed by Nak. Slowly, Mak starts to realize that something isnโ€™t right when his old friends and acquaintances in the village avoid him. Mak soon learns the truth and runs away in fear. Discovering her husband has fled, Nak is very angry๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜กย and pursues him. Mak then runs to Wat Mahabut temple, which a ghost cannot enter, as it is holy ground. In her grief, Nak terrorizes the people of Phra Khanong, furious at them for causing Mak to leave her. However, in the end, Nak’s ghost was conquered by a mana-high monk and trapped her in a crock and he throws it into the canal.

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There are differing versions of the rest of the story. As far as the fate of Mak is concerned, in some versions he becomes a monk took the jar of Nak ghosts around with him. whereas in others he starts a new family. In some stories, Mae Nak reappears as an enraged ghost๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป.

OK!! End of the story, let’s us go back to modern time. Her dwelling๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ย and burialโšฐย โšฐplace is fabled to be located where the Mae Nak shrine sits to this day; behind of Wat Mahabut, the location is located in On Nut, Bangkok. We take the sky train๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠ๐ŸšŠย to On Nut station and walk toward Wat Mahabut.

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along the road you’ll notice many fortune tellers and shops selling a variety of offerings to offerings to Mae Nak and her baby.

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You can buy from here to make your wish

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All of these consecrateย  are giving toย female ghost Mae Nakย 

Before arrived Wat Mahabut, along the road you’ll notice many fortune tellers and shops selling a variety of offerings to offerings to Mae Nak and her baby. It including flowers and candle, traditional Thai womenโ€™s clothing, cosmetic, handbag and childrenโ€™s toys. Youโ€™ll find Mahabut temple at the end of this lane unlike the other temples in Bangkok, Wat Mahabut isn’t renowned for its historical legacy or its ancient architecture. At the same time, it’s famous for a ghost, a female ghost, the legendary Mae Nak who has virtually become a household name in the community and beyond. Note: make sure walk toward stall and through the road in row of stall.

We are arrived the canal with several of old house opposite the river. And these old houses are where the legendary female ghost Mae Nak lives with her husband. You can imagine and look back to 19 century ago of Mae Nak, it would have been completely rural. You can guess that ghost is living in one of the house. Some residents still rely on rowing plastic boats coming between banks of the canal.

The Mae Nak Shrine is at the back end of the temple grounds in the area right by the river, in a small wooden building. NOTE: Cannot use camera๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ“ทย in the Mae Nak Shrine building but you can use hand phone for take the picture. The interior of the shrine is set up to look like female ghost Mae Nak living quarters. People bring her many consecrate including colourful dresses, handbag๐Ÿ‘œย ๐Ÿ‘œcosmetic products๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’„, candy, flowers๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผand candle๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•ฏย , toys, children clothes, food for her and her child๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ.ย ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ.The television is always on during day and night.

Whatever the truth, the Mae Nak Shrine is an interesting attraction in Bangkok. People pray at her shrine, asking her spirit for bless lives with good fortune and safety. Some time you will see the local people also release blessings beside the canal. In Bangkok, youโ€™re never far away from both the ultra-modern and the sacred-ancient, and this is what makes the city so fascinating. So while tourism in Bangkok, what could be more fun for visit a legend of ghost.

 

Address
Sukhumvit 77, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand.

How to go
Itโ€™s also really easy to get to. You can take the sky train stop on the On Nut station๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿš‡. Take the exit 1, you either take the motorbike taxis๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ›ต๐Ÿ›ตย or same as us walk๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃย to the Wat Mahabut. Itโ€™s about 1.6km distance from station to the Wat Mahabut. If you choose to walk, turn into On Nut road. During our walk distance, we would see a row of old building opposite of the road. After that, you would see the Big C supermarket. Walk straight for several hundred meters beyond, you should be at a several of old house along the sidewalk. Use the bridge to cross over to the left side of the road and then make a left turn at On Nut Soi 7. Youโ€™ll find Mahabut temple at the end of this lane.

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