This trip was special for us. It was planned well in advance and it was 1st international trip of our group.
The purpose of this blog is to provide some insight to those who are planning to visit Thailand (Bangkok & Pattaya) soon.
The first thing you would like to consider is are you a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian. Food generally defines your trip, and take it from me, if you are a vegetarian then avoid going to Thailand. The country is all about street side food which stinks to hell with all those typical non vegetarian food. So, consider this factor before planning ahead with the trip.
2. Cost ₹:
Conversion rate is almost 2.10₹/ bath.
There are some crazy street markets which you can roam day in and day out which offers good quality of clothes, leather products which are cheap when compared to Indian market.
So yes it can be shoppers paradise if you are interested in roadside shopping rather than branded stores.
unexpectedly, the people have a very intolerant behaviour specially towards Indians. This may be for the reason that Indians have attacked this place, it would be hard for you to not find a Indian on street or restaurant or any other place. They are rude and above all they refuse to bargain, cmon that’s the main reason Indians visit to any other place – to bargain, but they refuse to a large extent.
Mumbai traffic = Bangkok traffic.
You can imagine the condition when I compare the traffic from Mumbai. If you want to reach a place on a specific time then I suggest you to please start well in advance. Prefer bike taxis rather than any other source as it would be the fastest mode to make you reach your destination (check the video)
What’s the main reason to visit Thailand.? Not shopping, definitely not food it’s all about something else, well we were on a family vacation with our wife’s with us, so I would left that part unsaid…….
There are some places which we covered which are must and some which should be missed. Attaching all that, hope it helps you out.
Places to visit:
1. Indra market and surrounding area: largest street shopping area
2. Siam Paragon: biggest branded shopping mall.
3. Safari park and marine park: zoo and dolphin show
4. Dinner cruise
5. Walking street and water sports (Pattaya)
Places to miss:
1. Nong Nooch village(Pattaya).
2. Alcazar show (Pattaya)
3. Any other restaurant than Indian.
Also, please read the following book as a guide which can help you during the trip.
20th Feb, 2018