After spending half of our day at the Grand Palace we hired a taxi to MBK mall for 250 THB. It accommodates all of us, this time not splitting into two groups. We’re used to heat as we also live in a tropical country but Thailand’s weather is super! We’re all sweating hard as we tour the Grand Palace. So all of us can’t wait to be confined in an air-conditioned room – malls! Bangkok is home to many lavish malls. Part of the rapid growth of it is due to city’s climate. Most of the year it is simply too hot to be outdoor.
MBK Shopping Center has eight floors and packed with 2000 shops that sell everything from clothing, fashion accessories, handbags, leather products and luggage to furniture, mobile phones, electric appliances, cameras, stationery and DVDs. If you’re into bargain shopping and thrift shops this mall is for you where prices for some stalls are negotiable. Haggle all you want. It is easy to reach through a direct walkway linking to National Stadium BTS Skytrain Station.
And so our mall hopping starts. I’m able to buy tamarind candy as pasalubong here.
After MBK we went to Siam Center and met with Milan.
6:00 PM – Ate at The Pizza Company. Our host’s treat. Lucky to have generous friends. 🙂
We rode BTS train from Siam station to Asoke station for the famed Terminal 21 mall. It’s nice that most of their mall are easy access to train stations. 😀
Terminal 21 is a shopping mall in Bangkok with one of a kind concept putting world famous cities in one place. Here you can enjoy Tokyo, London, Paris, Istanbul, Rome and San Francisco. You’ll feel like a jet-setter with it’s airport feel. We enjoyed
traveling riding escalators bringing us to different cities. Even each floor’s rest room were themed and coordinated. We had fun of course taking pictures. They offer free wifi but you have to register at the information booth. Your access is good for one year. Isn’t amazing? 😛 The mall is indeed a unique one and a delight for sure to shoppers and mall goers alike.
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, CA
Restrooms (up and below)
8:45 PM – BTS again from Asoke to On Nut station
We went to On Nut market just beneath the BTS station. Stalls start to set up here around dusk, selling mainly women’s fashion items and accessories. Not able to buy anything though.
9:15 PM – Takrai Hom Spa Massage
And how can we missed the authentic thai massage (even just a foot massage). After a long day of walking our feet definitely deserved this. This is just near the BTS On Nut station. There’s actually a lot of local foot massage stalls in the area.
11:15 PM – Tesco Lotus
Tesco Lotus is a hypermarket chain in Thailand. This one is in On Nut. It has direct access to On Nut station. Here we had our last minute pasalubong shopping and funny because here were able to buy a lot. Or we’re just panicking as this is our last chance to shop. I’m amazed that they’re still open that late. We went back to On Nut market and checked the stalls again then after decided to have our dinner or should I call it midnight snack. 😀
Where we had our dinner – near On Nut night market.
Going home we took a cab and arrived around 2:30 AM! It has been a long day (as always) but we still can’t sleep as we have to fixed our things for our morning flight back home.
|Expenses Day 02||THB||PHP|
|Taxi (85THB) and toll gate (45THB) divided into 4 = 32||32||43|
|Chao Phraya Express Boat||40||54|
|Grand Palace Entrance Fee||500||683|
|Taxi to MBK (250THB) divided into 7 = 34||34||49|
|BTS from Asoke station to On Nut station||31||42|
|Takrai Hom Foot Massage||150||205|
|Dinner: Khao Pad, Pork Stir Fry with Morning Glory (50), 2 Fried Tilapia with Garlic and Pepper (150) = 90 THB each||90||123|
|Taxi (On Nut to Rachaprarop) divided into 4||50||68|