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Friday, March 13, 2015

BANGKOK TRAVEL ITINERARY 2015 - OR TOR KOR/CHATUCHAK MARKETS [PART 2]

CONTINUATION OF BANGKOK TRAVEL ITINERARY 2015 - PENANG/BANGKOK [PART 1]

DAY 3 [SATURDAY – 14/3/15]

- VISIT [1]
  OR TOR KOR MARKET
[4th best fresh market in the world]

HOW TO GET THERE: TAKE MRT TO KAMPAENG PHET STATION - EXIT 3. OR TOR KOR MARKET IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF MRT KAMPAENG PHET STATION EXIT 3.


- VISIT [2]
 CHATUCHAK MORNING MARKET [JJ MARKET]
 [largest weekend market in Asia]
 AFTER VISITING OR TOR KOR MARKET

HOW TO GET THERE: WALK BACK TO MRT KAMPAENG PHET STATION - EXIT 3. TAKE ESCALATOR, WALK TO STATION EXIT 1. CHATUCHAK MARKET ENTRANCE IS JUST OUTSIDE THE KAMPAENG PHET MRT STATION EXIT 1.  YOU CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE LUNCH AT OR TOR KOR MARKET OR CHATUCHAK MARKET.
NOTES: THERE ARE VARIOUS ENTRANCES TO CHATUCHAK MARKET LEADING TO VARIOUS SECTIONS/MARKETS LIKE FLOWER AND PLANTS MARKET, CLOTHINGS SECTION, LEATHER GOODS SECTIONS ETC.

- VISIT [3]
TERMINAL 21 [PIER 21] FOOD COURT AND COMPLEX 
AT SUKHUMVIT SOI 21-23

HOW TO GET THERE: TAKE MRT TO SUKHUMVIT STATION EXIT NO. 3
NOTES - EASY TO MORE AROUND AND FOOD COURT IS CLEAN WITH VARIETY OF GOOD FOOD AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES.  AN EATERY WE WILL COME BACK OFTEN.

EVEN THE WASHROOMS ARE WORTH COMMENTING - VERY UNIQUE AND CLEAN INSIDE OUT.


- VISIT [4] LUMPHINI PARK 
IN THE LATE AFTERNOON. 

 AFTER VISITING THE 2 POPULAR BANGKOK MARKETS AND LUNCH AT OR TOR KOR MARKET, BACK TO HOTEL TO REST BEFORE PROCEEDING TO LUMPHINI PARK IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.

LUMPHINI PARK [OPENS 4.30 AM – 9 PM]
HOW TO GET THERE: BEST TO TAKE MRT TO MRT SILOM STATION. TAKE EXIT TO LUMPHINI PARK. YOU WILL SEE KING CHULALONGKORN STATUE OUTSIDE THE PARK ENTRANCE.  TAKE A STROLL IN THE PARK UNTIL YOU REACH THE LUMPHINI EXIT.
FROM EXIT WALK ALONG WIRELESS ROAD TO SOI POLO [ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES] FOR DINNER AT THE POPULAR FRIED CHICKEN OUTLET - SOI POLO FRIED CHICKEN [OPENS FROM 7.00 AM TO 10.00 PM DAILY]  TRY TO HAVE EARLY DINNER BECAUSE THE PLACE MAY BE CROWDED.  PRICES OF FOOD HERE ARE VERY REASONABLE AND FOOD IS GOOD.

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