Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bangkok 2014 | Along the Chao Phraya

On 3rd day in Bangkok, we went for the boat ride along the famous Chao Phraya river.  After breakfast, we walked along the Pratunam street to Siam BTS station.  We walked for almost 25 minutes to the sky train station. 

The pedestrian bridge where we started to walk all the way to Siam train station

Nice bridge walkway, stretching all the way to Siam station

The King picture in front of Royal Police HQ

The police HQ

Siam station

The famous Buddha figurine where Hong Kong star, Jackie Chan said to visit when he comes to Bangkok

Along the way, we looked around the shopping mall.  Indeed Bangkok is packed not with shopping malls, but also hotels and sidewalk hawkers.  Full of bustle and hustle of a big city life.

Just under the train station

Chao Phraya river

One of the boat services

Sheraton hotel on the right side

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel where king used to entertain guests

Holy Rosary church

Wat Arun, the most visited temple in Bangkok

Wat Arun also called Temple of Dawn has the highest pagoda here

We bought a day pass train ticket (THB150 per person) to the Saphan Taksin stop for the boat ride.  The Central Pier is just below the BTS station.  We bought an unlimited boat fare which cost us THB150 per person, that we can use the whole day and stop and jump from the boat to any pier.  There are 5 pier stops, but we only stopped at one of the piers; the Tha Tien pier where we dropped off and ventured by foot to the places of interests.

The Tha Tien market, where you can find hawker food, souvenirs and crafts on sales is near the pier.  Across the road to Tha Tien market is Wat Pho where you can see the reclining Buddha for THB100 (about RM10) but we did not go in. 

We continued our walk to Museum of Siam, but unfortunately the museum was closed on Monday.  So we only able to take picture of the museum from outside.  We planned to walk back to the Tha Tien pier but was stopped by a tuk tuk driver who recommended us to go to other places of interest. For THB100, he brought us to Wat Traimit Wittayam and souvenir shop. Wat Traimit Wittayam is under renovation so we only took pictures outside the temple and in the souvenir shop, we bought many snacks for souvenirs.

After that we went back to Tha Tien pier to take the boat to the end of the boat ride and then gone back to the first pier, the Central Pier before took our train back to Siam train station.

Entrance from the train station

As Siam Paragon shopping mall is just next to the Siam train station, we decided to hunt for beef noodle there. Heard that the Nuer Koo's beef noodle is one of the best in Bangkok, so we decided to try it out.
Guess who I met in Siam Paragon from Madame Tussauds Bangkok? ;)

Located at the 4th floor, Nuer Koo has a relaxing and comfortable dining setting and the recommended dish is its beef soup noodle.

A cute cow greeting us in Nuer Koo

On our table

Hubby's beef noodle

Beef in red sauce soup

My minced and sliced pork noodle in clear soup

Sauces for you to dip on

I tried its pork noodle with clear soup, which was alright.  Indeed the beef tasted tender and delicious.  We do not mind coming back again.

After filling up our tummies, we have a walk around Siam Paragon before going back to our hotel.  We did not buy anything at all in Siam Paragon.  Too high end.  *wink*  But I did get to do my shopping on 3rd day in the evening. 

So with more stuff to bring and pack, we are off to our next destination the next afternoon.....coming up in my next posting!!


Princess Ribbon said...

I took the boat trip previously too.. The package included the boat trip and also the trip to the farm to watch some birds & snakes, something like that. And it also included a drop-off, free, where-ever you wana go. So we chose MBK that time..

suituapui said...

Leonardo de'Kopi-o!!! Muahahahaha!!!!

The Oriental Bangkok! First class, Raffles Singapore.

Hayley said...

I din't went to Madame Tussaud when I was in Bkk last year, we thought of go shopping since it's quite a rush trip for us... ;)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Loves the building of the church...

mun said...

Looks like you are having a great time! Do enjoy!

Azura Chan said...

Some view of the city looks similar like Kuching. hehe...

Angeline BK said...

Such a nice holiday

Angeline BK said...

I must explore to Bangkok one day... Don't know when...

mNhL said...

Thailand is a nice vacation place. Same with Angeline, I wish to explore BKK one day. Don't know when. haha