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Monday, March 16, 2015

BANGKOK TRAVEL ITINERARY 2015 - GRAND PALACE, BANGKOK [PART 5]



CONTINUATION OF BANGKOK TRAVEL ITINERARY 2015 PART 1,2, 3 AND 4

DAY 6 [TUESDAY - 17/3/15] 

- VISIT GRAND PALACE - WAT PHRA KAEW [TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA]
- LOCATED PHRA NAKHON 
- OPENS DAILY 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM 
- ADMISSION 500 THB 
- PROPER ATTIRE [NO SLEEVELESS SHIRTS OR SHORT PANTS OR SKIRTS. SARONG ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENT 
WAT PHRA KAEW IS WITHIN THE GROUNDS OF THE GRAND PALACE. YOU MAY NEED ABOUT 2 HOURS TO WALK AND COVER THE PALACE GROUNDS. Click here for more photos
HOW TO GET THERE: TAKE MRT TO HUA LAMPHONG STATION THEN TAXI OR TUK-TUK TO GRAND PALACE INSTEAD OF FERRY FROM BTS SAPHAN TAKSIN TO THA TIEN. TUK-TUK FARE IS 150THB WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 4 PERSONS. 
NOTES: THE ADMISSION TICKET TO GRAND PALACE CAN BE USED FOR ENTRANCE TO VIMANMEK MANSION [TEAK HOUSE MUSEUM], ANANTA SAMAKHOM THRONE HALL AND AHBISEK HALL. THESE PLACES ARE LOCATED AT THE VICINITY OF DUSIT ZOO AREA. GET THERE BY TAXI.
- VISIT WAT ARUN 
YOU CAN SEE WAT ARUN FROM THA CHANG PIER. 
HOW TO GET THERE: TAKE FERRY ACROSS FROM THA CHANG OR THA TIEN PIER AFTER VISITING GRAND PALACE. PER TRIP IS 3 THB. ENTRANCE TO WAT ARUN IS 50 THB. Click here for more photos.
- VISIT ERAWAN SHRINE 
LOCATED IN FRONT OF GRAND HYATT ERAWAN HOTEL AT RATCHADAMRI ROAD. Click here to see more photos
HOW TO GET THERE: TAKE BTS TO CHIT LOM THEN BY FOOT OR BY TUK-TUK.

- VISIT MBK, SIAM PARAGON, CENTRAL WORLD AND PLATINUM FASHION MALL
THESE SHOPPING COMPLEXES ARE ALL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE WITH EACH OTHER. THEY ARE AROUND PLOEN CHIT ROAD, RATCHAPRASONG ROAD AND PHETCHABURI ROAD. 
OCCASIONALLY, THERE ARE THAI FOOD PROMOTIONS IN THESE AREAS WHICH ARE REASONABLY PRICES AND WORTHY TO TRY.

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