Bkk Summer Escapade #4 | Adventurous day tour away from Bangkok City

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Poor iPhone Quality, but me likey <3


Somehow i realize my travel post achieve more hits than any other local posts. Hehe. Hence i decided to keep this as one of my blog motivation, one single travel post after every 2 to 3 local posts alright? I will try to update more frequent as much as i can ok. *Finger crossed* Well, just so you know with the more travel blog i post, the more you readers get to know the another side of me. (I tend to be quite silly when i'm away. Who cares what you do when nobody knows who you are right?! Lol)
 
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Travel Diary: Overdue travelogue for my last summer. Our third Day in Bkk, was driven away from Bangkok City head to Daemon Saduak Floating Market. Approximately 1-2 hours drive from the city. We got a pretty good deal from the local tour just like those we got it for our Temple Sight Seeing the day before. They do provide shuttle van service in the morning, picked us up from our hotel lobby. Then followed up with a few tourists on the way. With 700B per person, we got our transport to Floating Market. It is consider cheap compare to those deal offer by Hotel. (Excluding Entrance fee and those expenses you spend on your own though.) However, some inside story happened later which annoyed us a little! Scroll down to find out by yourself! 


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Shades on, Zero Make up under ze Hot weather! 


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Grabbed some quick bites and milk before the kick start for our adventurous day! 

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Colorful boat as our 'ride'


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The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located at Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province. It is a ‘must-see’ destination, and is one of the most popular day trips from Bangkok.  

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Flooded with Tourists EVERYWHERE!!


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& us being tourist !


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Me trying on Thai Fashion, with the flower band tying around my head! 
Super Tourist Coordinates in BKK!


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Sister immediately got herself a Beach Cap, very smart of her!


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It is a very attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. Every morning, hundreds of boats crowd the market area. Most of them are paddled by women with picturesque straw hats. Visitors can find everything from vegetables and fruits to freshly-cooked noodle and souvenirs at this lively market. Day in and day out from about 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. What they purchase are particularly food, fruit and vegetable which mostly brought from their own orchards. They usually travel on their small rowing boats. 

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Today the long-tailed boats pushing by engine become very popular. People tend to use them instead. Anyhow because of the shortage of fuel today long-tailed boats are quite unavailable compared to a few years ago. Visitors will also see traditional Thai houses, the way they live and travel by boats, and please try riding on a small boat to experience the floating market and to see more. This is a worthwhile trip.
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Weird smile while noming on something! Hehehehe


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Ang Moh Kids spotted!!! *zoom zoom zoom, SNAP*


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 One of my favorite Jelly shoes(check the rest out here), Striking pink my love! <3


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Couldn't stand the Hotness anymore! Simply grab a hat that ready for boat passenger, my temporary shades!


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Wheee! How do i look with this Auntie look alike Hat!?? 


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Sister Joyce and Pink Union Jack Sling Bag, got it from Platinum Mall the day before too!
My favorite bag again too! <3



After 10-15 minutes of sailing, touring around the floating market, we got our ass back to the land and start to hunt for a proper meal as our lunch.


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Havoc boat crowd by all the small rowing boats with fruits and food


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Bought food from the paddled woman who stuck in the middle of the river. They actually passed my food by using the SUPER LONG STICK with a basket in front of it. Brilliant idea!



My favorite Mango Sticky Rice!


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Sweetness <3


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Joyce got her yum yum Pat Thai


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Pohfern got herself a juicy Coconut ice cream !


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After our hectic morning at the floating market, we thought of heading back to City. But god who knows the tour guide simply include us into their plan without notifying us and brought us to Elephant Village which is not under our schedule. (Fyi, The elephant village is just 10 minutes drive from the floating market, located somewhere rural, way far from city. Otherwise we might consider to get a damn cab and go back by ourself.) Well, we wouldn't mind giving a ride actually but the freaking entrance fee for the Elephant ride is 900Baht per person. It's even more expensive than our van's fee. WTH right?! Sister was so pissed and fought back with the tour guide. The irresponsible tour guide then asked us to wait in the van if we are not willing to take the ride. Hello waiting for one hour while doing nothing. DAMN!! Freaking con tour ever! But what to do, die die have to stick back to the plan as we got no turning back and take a ride since we were already there! 

So hey peeps, if you happen to go to Bangkok and yet you want to visit Floating market, do make sure if you got the right local tour, do ask them for more details. Having a mistaken like this upon travelling can quite frustrated at times! It's not the money that matters, we consumer/tourist deserve to get what kind of services we wanted nor unwanted! Don't ever fall into their trap and be their next victim!


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  I would say Elephant-CON-Village


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Us pretend to be a happy tourist!


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humpti dumpti elephant ride 


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Ok la it wasn't that bad besides from Unreasonable 900Baht for half an hour ride
3 of use cost around 2700Baht, with that amount I can get plenty of nice clothes in Platinum Mall yo!
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 Peace-NO!


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Our feet on the elephant!


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Dumbo getting into the river 


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So close !


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The man in charge of our elephant told us, Ivory tooth brings good luck. My superstitious sister quickly bought one of them as our souvenir. The minute i think back now, we were super stupid and freaking get conned again! 
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Sunbathing ride = Sunburn


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My mini beige sling pouch that i got it from Chatuchak which cost me only 100Baht
Even cheaper than the Elephant Ride! HuHuHuHuHu~



After we ended our stupid Elephant-Con-Ride, the tour guide die die don't want to send us back yet, brought us to another nearby wood craft gallery and gems gallery, freaking sight seeing again!? Not like i'm going to buy a craft wood to add on my luggage's weight! Bish! 


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Me being silly! LOL


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Saaaaaaa-waaaaa-deeeee-cuuuuup


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Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil!!




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No doubt their craft works are so pretty, worth a visit but definitely not my thing! *roll eyes*


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*Touch touch wood craft Ivory Tooth

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Please bring good luck to us! Please don't ever get con again after this trip! LOL





A waste of time Gems Gallery Visit!
No picture!


Last picture before we left the Con-place! LOL



Thank god, the local tour finally did something nice for us after wasting our precious afternoon with some senseless visits. The driver was kind enough to send till the main entrance of Platinum Mall without any extra charges. The first thing we did, was eat again! We were too lazy to look for nice food anymore, just had some local thai food in Platinum Mall's Food Fenter. The food was surprisingly good, i love the thai style O-jian(Fried Oyster), Seafood Pancake and Thai Creeps! Ok la i literally love all the food in Bangkok because they taste really sweet to me, as i'm a one big fan of sweet tooth! Hehe


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Impressive Card for food redemption


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Idk what clay pot noodles soup my sis ordered, Fried Oyster & Seafood cake


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Last my favorite, Thai Creeps i shall name it as! 



Till then for my unexpected adventorous day 3 in Bangkok. There will be one last final post for my last day in Bangkok before i called it off for this trip. As well as my happiest day for the entire trip because yours truly get to dress up nicely after massive shopping several days. And also finally get to nom on the best MOS burger, i remembered the last time i had was two years back in Taiwan, How sad. Ooops, spoiler much for the coming post har? Stay tuned for my updates then! x

5 comments

  1. hi, may i knw where u gt ur blouse?

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  2. Anonymous - I got it from Platinum Mall, bkk! Anyway mind to leave your big name? :)

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  3. I would say u really got CON! the entrance fees , is stated there 600bath per person for the elephant ride. I nego with tour guide & i got it for 400bath only.

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  4. Hi, can I know where you get your flora headband and ur shades? They looked pretty & the shades looked cool as it have 2 use :)

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  5. ♥ c r y s t a l L O V E ™ - I know right! That's why Elephant-CON-Village. LOL

    BecxxLow - i got both of them from Chatuchak Weekend Market. :)

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