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February : Hello Bangkok ♥

Hello !!

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Bermodal budget yang cekak dan keinginan liburan super akut.. Akhirnya saya dan seorang sahabat pergi ke Bangkok, salah satu destinasi wisata luar negeri yang terkenal murah dan seru.. Tapi ujung-ujungnya jadi terseok-seok gitu karena paket yang kami beli ternyata paket Bangkok Shopping Freak.. Agak sebel juga, hanya tergiur dengan paket all in yang murah dan membuat saya kurang teliti membaca itinerary.. Bawa uang sekitar 1600 Bath, pulang ke Indonesia sisa sekitar 60 cents saja.. Hihihi

Menurut saya sebenarnya 1600 Bath cukup untuk 4 hari, khususnya yang hanya ambil paket city tour.. Penginapan, makanan dan transportasi sangat murah.. Prinsip saya ketika liburan adalah, nikmati kuliner dan pengalaman travellingnya, ambil gambar landscape negara tersebut sebanyak-banyaknya dan belanja oleh-oleh secukupnya.. Tapi sepertinya oleh-oleh khas Thailand terlmpau banyak yang sangat menggiurkan.. 😀

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Penerbangan Jakarta-Bangkok ditempuh dalam 3 jam dan tidak ada perbedaan waktu antara Indonesia dan Bangkok.. Saya ambil flight sabtu sore dan keluar dari Bandara Don Mueang Bangkok pukul 9 malam.. Bandara yang tidak terlalu besar dan bertele-tele mempercepat langkah kami keluar.. Tapi ternyata, hotel kami di Hua Lamphong cukup jauh so the journey was still a long way to go.. Shuttle dan MRT jadi andalan menuju hotel, tidak perlu khawatir yang membawa koper seabrek karena di Bangkok jalanan amat sangat ramah dan mudah untuk dilalui orang yang membawa koper sekalipun..

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Berikut pemandangan dari kamar hotel saya di lantai 3.. Hotelnya (yang saya lupa namanya) tidak berbintang namun kebersihannya juara, terutama tempat tidur dan kamar mandinya.. Hati jadi tenang, hehe.. Kalau diperhatikan dengan seksama, daerah Hua Lamphong ini mirip dengan daerah Kota Tua di Jakarta.. Dekat dengan stasiun dan ada sungai kecilnya..

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♥ Chatuchak Weekend Market ♥

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Pasar Chatuchak yang hanya buka di saat weekend adalah salah satu destinasi wisata paling favorit di Bangkok.. Rasa-rasanya yang akan ke Bangkok tidak boleh melewatkan tempat ini.. Tempat cari oleh-oleh super lengkap yang pernah saya kunjungi, mirip Malioboro but this one almost ten times bigger.. Cool..

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One of my fave souvenirs is the handcrafted thing.. Keyholders, pouches, some “organic” shirts and scarfs are definitely worth buying! No waaay, I was the victim of Chatuchak Weekend Market.. 😀

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♥ Asiatique The Riverfront ♥

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Asiatique is Bangkok Night Market  open at 5 pm until midnight.. Huge amount of fancy shops such a heaven for shopping spree.. Anyway, you won’t need to leave hungry too because Asiatique provides plenty of dining options.. I really enjoyed my visit to Asiatique.. The place itself is very comfortable for people strolling around.. Many instagramable spot here, hehe.. Not just the places but the people who come here were also the hits ones..hihihi..

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In Asiatique Riverfront, you can ride the huge Ferris Wheel and watch Thai Boxing show too.. Well you can say, this is not just an ordinary night market.. It’s a HAPPENING entertainment complex you have to visit whenever you in Bangkok..!!

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(credit image : thailandtravelbag.com and gothaibefree.com )

 You can reach Asiatique The Riverfront by taxi or boat.. Mine was prefer boat instead of taxi due to the heavy traffic jam which usually happen near Asiatique.. Take the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin station, then walk the Chao Praya river.. There’s a ferry boat every 15 minutes starting at 4.30 pm you can get on to Asiatique.. 🙂

 

♥ Wat Arun and Wat Pho♥

Regarding the history, Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple which called wat in Bangkok often personified as the radiations of the rising sun therefore famous as Temple of Dawn .. Unfortunately, my last visit on February 2016 to Wat Arun must be annoyed a little bit because the main feature of Wat Arun is under renovation..

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Here in Wat Arun you can rent some traditional Thai clothes and take a photo with complete attributes for 300 bath..

Tip : There’s a small market inside the Wat Arun complex right on the corner near Chao Praya River.. I recommend you to buy some souvenirs there because the price is really tempting compared to Chatuchak and Asiatique.. They also receive Rupiahs as payment.. Cool..

After strolled around the Wat Arun, we crossed Chao Praya River and headed to Wat Pho..
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Wat Pho is one of the largest temple complexes in the city.. To enter the complex we must pay 100 bath and wear appropriate clothing, this means no exposed shoulders or skin above the knee..

Wat Pho has many attractive places, but the famous one is its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf..

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♥  ♥

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Chatuchak Weekend Market sell hundreds of food, just be careful to buy one of them.. Because not all of them are halal food, many pork and its refined.. Sometimes, I doubt about every fried-food which-maybe-use-some-lard to fry.. Hehehe.. Saying Bismillah was all I can do, then..

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Anyway, here we have savory fried-lobster mix with hot bangkok sauce and refreshing coconut ice which served directly in its shell.. Its taste is almost the same with Prawn Tempura, but this one is crispier.. Not my favorite, because the lobster shell was a lil’ bit hurt my gums.. Bwehehehe..

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The third one is absolutely my favorite and a must try food!! It’s sauteed squid eggs with chunks of cabbage mix with hot bangkok sauce.. Yumm!! Wiped my drool, already .. 😀  The good news is you only have to pay 30 bath to have this spicy-chewy-deliciozo food in your mouth!! What a cheapy ♥

 

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If you want to get extreme experience with funny feeling on it, just ride Tuk-Tuk.. Hahaha.. I couldn’t stop laughing the whole way.. The driver crazily drove tuk-tuk in high speed.. Feeeeel so dizzy, couldn’t stop burping.. Blehh.. I got jackpot and threw up.. Hahahaha.. Whenever you go to Bangkok, go ride tuk-tuk at least once.. Usually tuk-tuk offers 150 bath for each trip, but the driver will say yes whenever you bargain to 100 bath.. Enjoy!!

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Up here guys.. I was really enjoy write this Bangkok trip story, hopefully you enjoy reading it.. Smooch

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Keep Travelling and Love,

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I do recycling, sewing, crafting – those are my passions that being destructed by office hours.. I’m ordinary but most time being distinguish and minority.. I don’t mind for being and looking ugly.. Because everybody’s ugly, they just pretend not to look ugly.. I watch people, their shoes and bags, sometimes I judge inwardly.. I’m little bit straight forward and I am not sorry for being straight forward.. I hear a lot.. I write words, my handwriting is adored by some friends.. I love taking pictures.. I prefer shoot than being shot, anyway.. Travelling sometimes, “mountains better than beaches” lately.. Be very fond of with smell of genuine leather, some vintage, rustic and traditional things..

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