Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thailand Trip 2011 Summary: 5D4N @ Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin & Bangkok, Thailand

This is a summary of my trip during the short holiday. Detailed posts will be up soon :)

Kanchanaburi à Hua Hin à Bangkok


Day 1 (BKK à Kanchanaburi)
We took the earliest flight from LCCT


1# Our tour van that fit 10pax excluding the driver


2# It was still early when we arrived at Bangkok. Had an early lunch at one Chinese-Thai Restaurant


3# Took 3 hours journey to Kanchanaburi and checked-in into River Kwai Hotel (the best hotel in town)


4# Shopped and snack-ed at small town center of Kanchanaburi 


5# Err... (have no idea what is this. It has something to do with the left-over-wall after the World Wall 2) and visited to the war cemetery (forgot to take photos = =)


6# Dinner at Taraburee Restaurant. Dinner by the river ♥ 


7# Best pork Knuckle!!! Glad to have this on our reunion dinner on CNY eve (nian san shi)


8# Night market
It was a spacious place where merchants place and arrange their goods on the floor.
Lelong Lelong...


9# Supper time


10# Street food - Desserts as supper.

Day 2 (Kanchanaburi à Hua Hin)


11# The bridge on the River Kwai


12# The railway that connectsThailand and Burma; built by the empire of Japan during World War 2. Forced labour - Asian labours and allied prisoner of war were used in its construction. 


13# River Kwai Park - a place selling goods and souvenirs


14# This beauty is here too. 


15# on our way to Hua Hin, drove into Big C supermarket's food court for lunch.


16# Gong Hei Fatt Choy yaaa...


17# After 2 1/2 hours journey from Kanchanaburi...
Checked-in into Courtyard Marriott at Cha am beach, Hua Hin
854/2 Burirom Road, Cha-am, Hua Hin 76120 Thailand
Get to stay in superbbb room!!! ♥ ♥ 


18# It's the Sun-Sea-Breeze-hugging-time!


19# Was lucky enough to have the opportunity to watch the lion dance.
a lot of ang moh here too


20# Tea time


21# Happy Hour by the beach!


22# Seafood Dinner at Baan Itsara Restaurant, Hua Hin
7 naeb-kehat road hua hin
Tel: 032530574 or 032511673 (Thai phone number)


23# Night market - a must visit for every visitor!
Located close to the clock tower on the other side of petchkasem road.

Day 3 - Hua Hin


24# 6.35am (BKK hour): Sunrise


25# Full english breakfast at John's J&K restaurant; managed by an English retiree and his wife, K, a Thai lady.


26# Self pampering with foot massage.


27# PlearnWan Hua Hin - an eco vintage village. 
This place gotta kill your memory card's storage!!!


28# and snacking in this place!


29# Big shopping mall in Hua Hin - Hua Hin Market Village.


30# Royal waiting room at Hua Hin's Railway Station
was built in the reign of King Rama VI in order to welcome the king and his entourage. 


31# a happening market place filled with hand made items for sales.


32# Dinner: The Hua Hin Terrace @ Hua Hin Night Market. 

Day 4 (Hua Hin à Bangkok)


33# No pretty sunrise today


34# about 2 hours from Hua Hin, the busiest market in the world - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market - canal filled with boats vending vegetables, fruits, snack and daily necessities.

To get here: travel from Bangkok via Thonburi Paktoh Highway to Samut Songkhram Town, follow the sign to Damnoen Saduak (Highway No. 325)


35# Checked- in into Narai Hotel.
Address: 222 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500 Thailand


36# Platinum Mall - everyone's heaven (or should I say, ladies?)


37# Platinum Mall's food court - they have what you want here


38# Dinner @ Chinatown
Another happening area in BKK, jam-packed with tourists all over the world especially from China and Hong Kong.

Day 5: BKK


39# Breakfast in Narai Hotel


40# Naraya - another Heaven for ladies!!!
Baan Silom
No. 651 Room A5 & B4, Silom Rd., Silom,
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Open daily from 0900 to 2200 


41# Yum... 
A fruitful trip (with my cousin)


choi yen said...

Oh.. u make me miss BKK!!! Bad bad u >.<

ai wei said...

choi yen,
i miss it badly toooo. huhuuhuuu
anyway, try to plan for another trip?! AA sales now

iamthewitch said...

Wow so many nice pictures and places you went to! Even Hua Hin! I heard there's a place with a nice beach... would love to visit one day!
PS: The pork knuckles are to-die-for! :P

WyYv said...

ai wei, the trip sure is fun isnt it? a lot of nice food can be seen :D after saw those pictures, we feel like going for a vacation too.. we're now pretty stressed up by the midterm,tests,reports and so on.. argh=/

ai wei said...

yessss, the beach is nice.
and perfecto view from our room. just one thing, we never have time to enjoy the facilities there to max.
must eat that pork knuckles, gotta share it up here soon!

plan plan plan, i wan another trip again. cannot tahan life like now. same as you guys, with lots of terms, paper and assignments and reports to go for. the nightmare will soon arrived in 2 weeks time

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I will hop over here again if I manage to get a trip to BKK soon. Thanks for sharing.

Ronald Chang 郑钦义 said...

should be a nice trip to bangkok...i miss bangkok as well...=)

Yvon S said...

Wow!!! nice post! Thanks to AA, I will be going to BKK on coming March. Blog more on bkk, then I can have a reference.

Baby Sumo said...

Wow really nice pictures!

kampungboycitygal said...

i wana go shopping!!!!!!!!!!
confirm this sept d :D 6 days of shopping, kgboy said i'm insane

ai wei said...

nasi lemak lover,
no prob :)

ronald chang,
great trip it was! miss it badly now. huhuuu.

Yvon S,
really?! where have u plan to go?! have a great trip ya~

baby sumo,

wahhhh, bring more cash!!!
i wanna go again. huhuuuhuuuu
6days in bkk? cool lar, shopping heaven

Simon Seow said...

Have to book the transport online first from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi?

~Christine~Leng said...

i wanna join zhi in her BKK shopping trip too! hehe

J2Kfm said...

Uh! Jealous!!! I wanna go BKK but somehow the dates don't match with the low fare tickets.

ai wei said...

simon seow,
errm, i am not really sure about that. cz we had someone booking for us in hatyai, then the order transfered to bkk for us. stuff like that. or perhaps u can check out train? i din get to travel on the death railway. 遗憾

i also wanna follow them
but then the low fare tix dun have the day they travelling :(

same here. wanna go again but the low fare doesn't fit my schedule. huuuhuuuhuuu... :(

thenomadGourmand said...

Hey babe!
wow! Nice! a very good deserving hols aft all yr exams yea?
I was in hua hin once. Slept by the beach ovr countdwn of new year ;)

Phatchanon Chongjaroensuk said...

Did you visit Mareukatayawan Palace near Cha Am???

Its a big miss if you didnt manage to visit it.

ai wei said...

all night long by the beach! haha.
just a short trip during CNY

Phatchanon Chongjaroensuk,
we missed out that!!! :(
cz we were lack of time for that. sigh. will do it again if we were there next time.

Taufulou said...

ish..sounds like a very cool road trip eh . .

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