Monday, March 17, 2014

Bangkok 2014| Floating market and souvenir shop

I have a busy day yesterday.  Too many photos to download and undecided on which photos to be uploaded.  It was a great trip so far as I seen and learnt many things visiting Bangkok.  Different lifestyle, different food and culture.  Lives are simple and people is practically shy and friendly. 

We chartered a day guide cum driver to bring us around yesterday.  THB3000 total to go to floating market and Ayutthaya.  We started our journey at 820am (local time) and reached the boat jetty around 10.00am.  We paid THB5000 for the private boat to bring us to the floating market and souvenir shop.
  
We went to Damnoensaduak Floating Market which took us about an hour boat ride, but along the way we stopped by the souvenir and coconut shop and a Buddhist temple.



Some shots of the market

Our boat and wooden houses along the canal

Stalls on both sides of the canal where sellers calling to tourists to buy their stuff

Souvenir and coconut candy shop

Beautiful temple where you can feed the fishes for free and buy souvenir for good luck

We also gone for the elephant ride which included in the package. So, my very first personal ride on the big animal. About 30 minutes ride. Felt funny riding and looking down on elephant if you asked me.


Ooops. Does it hurt when I stepped on you, Ms Elly??

We buy a lot of souvenirs and photographs yesterday.  Once on holiday, you could not run away from not buying your holiday photographs and souvenirs right??? 

11 comments:

Angeline BK said...

Yeah that is call a holiday spree...Shopping and take photos...Tired but fun.

Princess Ribbon said...

I never been to the floating market during the 2-3 times I visited Bangkok, really! Jakun me.. But I visited the temples though.. I'm only interested to go shopping there. I must go to - Pratunam, MBK & Platinum.. Can't miss it, kekekeke..

suituapui said...

Went to one long long ago in the 80's - dunno if it was the same one. Did not think it was worth the effort - water so dirty and smelly, did not dare to buy anything to eat...and the things at the shops, same as everywhere else in the city. Maybe it's nicer now, I wouldn;t know.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Look forward to see more pictures of your trip...

reana claire said...

Bangkok is a paradise for food and shopping.. besides massage too! So have you tried the relaxing massage yet?

Azura Chan said...

Great! Your children must be jealous of you because you had ride the elephant! hehe...

ChrisAu said...

I love thailand ! Hope to visit again !

Yee Ling said...

Glad to hear you are having fun time there!

Hayley said...

I've been to the same floating market last year, and also went to the same elephant camp! Haha xD

Libby said...

I love thailand too especially like visiting the temples

Merryn said...

Oh yes, when you are on a holiday, the best is not to think too much about how much you've spent. Souvenirs and holiday photos are a must! Looks like you had a lot of fun there :)