Thailand Tour Experience

Last May 23-26, I took a trip to Thailand. It was together with my family, some relatives, and friends.

It's been a while since my last travel outside the country. So I took the chance.

Day 1
We arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport at about 7pm Thailand time. We met our tour guides and rode a van on our way to dinner.

While on our way to the eating place, I was able to see some sceneries. The airport had an amazing view. The roads were big and wide. The city was fascinating, although having some similarities here.

We ate at Thonkrueng Restaurant. Their dishes were good, simply made at its best. After that, we checked at a hotel to prepare for the next day.

Day 2
We started our tour by walking around the different stores in the streets of Bangkok. The day happened to be Vesākha Bucha Day, Thailand's national holiday celebrating Buddha's life. So we were able to see Buddha statues in place.

Next, we went to the Platinum Fashion Mall, Thailand's biggest fashion mall. Each floor was filled with stores that sell a common item. There was one for women's clothes, one for men's clothes, and so on.

We also went to Gaysorn Plaza, a mall that sells the finest, expensive items. After which, we took a skywalk to the Ratchaprasong District, known as "the heart of Bangkok". We were awed by the city view as we reached there.

We then took a train to Siam Paragon. I was awed by my view as I went inside and outside the mall. It continued further when we visited the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. We ended the day by having dinner at Somboon Seafood. I loved their bass fish, as well as their mangoes with sticky rice.

It was an enjoyable mall tour. We were satisfied with the things we bought the whole day. We even bought some while on the way home.

Day 3
We went to Pattaya, an almost 3-hour ride from Bangkok. While on the way to the destination, we stopped for lunch at Baan Amphur where fresh seafood was served. After a deliciously full lunch, we continued on. And along the way, I was able to see its floating market.

A few minutes later, we reached Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden. We toured around its different parts, and we were amazed by their eye-catching view. After this, we watched a 30-minute cultural show where it presented some dances, some ancient martial arts, its varying drums, and its national combat sport, Muay Thai. We also watched a 30-minute elephants show where they showed their skills in playing darts, riding a bicycle, and painting.

We ended the day by having dinner at Tawandang German Brewery back in Bangkok. Although I managed to have a sip of their finest beer, it was good. They also had good cuisine as well. We had a long night as we witnessed their in-house entertainers who gave nonstop entertaining performances.

Day 4
For the last day of the trip, we went to the Grand Palace. We were able to see the Phra Mondhop, the Model of Angkor Wat, and the Guardian Giants. Our tour concluded when we went to the MBK Center, one of Bangkok's largest shopping malls. We made the most of our time exploring there until it was time to head back home.

As our tour guides took us to the airport, I gave one last look at its city view. I remarked the country for what it is today. There are more places to be visited though. But if given the chance to come back, I would want to visit them.

We arrived at about 3pm Thailand time. We then thanked our tourist guides for accommodating us in our days of stay. We were able to board home for about six hours later. And before the plane flew to the skies, I gave one more look at Bangkok's city view. And I felt thankful for this experience.

We reached home at 1 am Philippine time. I took a few hours of sleep, and then prepared my needed things for a 3-day camp.