Going to Bangkok for new year countdown was not in my plan actually. I need to save up money for my Korea trip but i really want to spend time with my bestie. She wanted to visit Vietnam Hanoi in the first place but i’ve read quite a lot of unfavourable travel blog post regarding Vietnam travel. So, we were choosing in between Bangkok & Jakarta, because these two places have the cheapest packages at the time.
After talking with my Jakarta girl, i’ve decided to go to Bangkok. Reasons:- The hotel i like is too far from the city. Me and my partner never been to Jakarta before and the public transportation in Jakarta is not so convenient for tourist yet. No more airplane ticket or train seats to Bandung.
I bought the travel package with Air Asia Go, RM 1512.16 + ( RM 107.02 + 300 baht) for airplane tickets, accommodation and one way from hotel to DMK airport shared shuttle van. [For 2 person ]
I bought the package just a day before the flight, so i didn’t did much research but just packed some clothes and go. I am staying in Lad Prao, i thought is somewhere near Alpaca View but apparently Lad Prao is very big, i need to take 30 mins taxi ride to Alpaca View even in Lad Prao.
I booked Grand Mandarin Residence for 3 nights. It’s located at the center of all the places we want to visit: Chatukchak, Srinakarin, Alpaca View, Pratunam.Superior room – double bed Bathroom
There are two 7-11 just in the corner, food court, hawker stall, hair salon, foot reflexology center nearby. Very convenient. The room is clean and spacious, noting to complain. Only 470 baht per night.
We went to Alpaca View for dinner and new year countdown because i have where is the firework place. Luckily, we get a good view of fireworks from our hotel room, we were staying in 9th floor. The sky was covered with fireworks in Bangkok.
We were just walking around in Pratunam for the next day.Went to Srinakarin Night Train Market in the evening. This place is so hispter and retro, you can take instagram kind of picture in everywhere of Srinakarin. You can shop, eat and play in Srinakarin.
Visited Chatukchak on the next day morning to shopping and prepare to leave Bangkok at the night.
Bangkok, i will be back.