Finally,we reach Wat Intharawihan. The 32-meter standing Buddha is really spectacular. It really worth a visit even if you are not a Buddhist.
After praying,we went to buy ice-cream from the vendor that we saw at the gate of the temple. I ordered coconut ice cream however the uncle gave me mixed flavour. It tasted yummy.
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 20:00
Location: 114 Wisut Kasat Road, Banglamphu,
Old City (Rattanakosin)
Next up, We continue our journey to Pirom Plaza. This will be thehighlight of theBangkok trip for my hubby. I did lots of research ongun dam sets inBangkok. Pirom Plaza was recommended in most hobby forum.It said to have an under one roof of hobby shops inBangkok. We were looking forward to find some rare sets and lots of shops for us to look around.
Upon reaching, we were disappointed. The shopping mall look so deserted.Most of the shops were closed.We only saw less then 5 shops that were open.
Lucky, we managed to find 3 sets of 00 Raiser Gundam that hubby is looking for. From what i knew from him,he seldom see these three sets he bought. The shops here doesn’t entertain discount as they were selling at 50% as compared to the departmental stores in Bangkok. If you are a Gundam lover, you may wants to drop by to take a look but don’t expected prices to be alot lower then Singapore.
Pirom plaza : ภิรมย์พลาซ่า วังบรูพา
921 Mahachai Rd., Wangburapapilom
Panakhon, BKK 10120
(Next to Grande Ville hotel)
Opening hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
We proceed to our next destination,Wat Tramit.
Wat Traimit houses the world’s largest golden seated Buddha measuring nearly five metres in height and weighing five and a half tons.
Outer look of the temple
The golden buddha
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
Location: Traimit Road
(west of Hua Lampong Station), Chinatown
How to get there:Take escalator exit #1 and continue walking straight across the street, past a canal and make a left on Treemit road. Just a short walk down and you will find Wat Traimit along with several smaller temple complexes and a school.
Wat Tramit marked the end of our temple tour for the day. Since we were ahead of time, we decided to head back to the hotel for a little rest and wash up.
We didnt expected that it will be so difficult to hail a taxi in chinatown. We decided to take the tuk-tuk back to hotel. As agreed,the journey back to hotel will be 150BHT. The tuk tuk driver was nice enough to send us back to the hotel without going anywhere else. The ride was thrilling and fun.Advise for people wearing contact lens, please wear shades to protect yours eyes from all the dusts and sands.
Tuk-tuk driver asking for direction to hotel
On board the local transportation
After a wash up and rest at the hotel,we decided to head for Pratuam Market.
It really a fun and unforgettable trip i had in bangkok. As we make our way over to platinum mall, it started raining. I had been bring along my umbrella throughout my trip but i decided to leave it back at the hotel for this time. We ended up caught in the rain. Anyway,it’s fun running in the heavy rain. Lucky,the rain doesnt last long.
We managed to proceed on to platinum mall.We decided to stop by Swensen for dinner without realizing that they dont serve main courses. However, we had our deserts before dinner.
I love the cup
Nutty Ice cream waffles
Food : ❤❤❤
Price : 159BHT (SGD$6.20)
After our ice-cream,we went to the food court at platinum mall for our dinner.
It cannot be said as the nicest pad thai i ate in bangkok. But it taste really not bad.
Chicken Curry rice
Hubby get cheated on this.On the pictures it seem like yam with gingko but it ended up is just gingko in sugar syrup.The gingko is not fully cooked too.
Overall dinner : ❤❤
Newstand in bangkok
Headed on to Pratuam Market.From what i had research on, it was open 24hrs.However,when we reached it was close or we went the wrong place.We managed to find a few stores that open along the street to Baiyoke.
Finally,i found my mango sticky rice at a roadside stall. We bought back for our supper.It totally super sweet and yummy.I simply cant get enough of it.
Price: 110BHT (SGD$4.30)