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Dawn on the Last Day

Posted by Heliocentrism on May 27, 2010

May 26, 2010

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Holding up the temple

A Day Along the River

For our last full day in Thailand Mark and I decided to get all our packing done and head out to see the Temple of Dawn. When you climb up to the top of the temple you get a great view of the river and surrounding temples. But, other than that, it’s just another temple.

The street omelets are the best things ever! It’s called khai jiaw (ไข่เจียว).

We then walked along the river to see Bangkok on an average day. We will miss Thailand, but not so much Bangkok. Bangkok was okay, but it’s a very dirty city that has way too much traffic and a not so good public transportation system. Bangkok has its pluses, but I’m just not the Bangkok type.

We will spend most of Friday in Tokyo. I’m excited! I love Japan. Mark wants to see Akihabara and to play pachinko. I want to eat ramen at a real Japanese ramen shop.

I have a crazy love for ramen. I eat ramen for breakfast about 5 days a week. If I’m hungry during the day and want a snack, it’s ramen to the rescue! The ramen you have in the states or the UK is nothing compared to the ramen options in Asia.

Then Mark and I will be in Chicago for most of Friday evening. Yes, we get two Fridays!

taking pictures of angels

We will end up at Mark’s family’s place sometime on Saturday, then eventually make it down to Miami where my people are.

I’m excited by, and scared of going back to the US. I’m excited to see my family and my country. What has changed since I’ve been gone? It always seems different when I come home between trips.

But I’m worried that something will happen and I would end up staying. What if I don’t find another job outside the US? What if I find a really great job in the US that I would be crazy not to take, that spells the end of adventures? In the end I will move back to the states, but not now. Maybe in a year, or two, or a decade. Maybe…

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Thailand
(ราชอาณาจักรไทย)
(Ratcha Anachak Thai)

How to get there:

  • You can enter by plane, boat, bus, or train.
  • Most citizens from many countries do not need to get a visa before going to Thailand. But, you will need a visa to stay longer than 1 month or if you been to Thailand for at least 3 months already in the past 12 months.
  • People of most nationalities will get a 30-day visa at the port of entry.
  • To be completely sure, check with the Thai embassy in your country.

Phone:

Website:

Downloads:

Videos:

Notes:

  • Do not say anything negative about the king or anyone in the Royal family. And definitely do not write anything bad about the king or royal family. This offence could land you in jail. You don’t want to go to Thai jail.
  • Don’t use the city ferries in Bangkok during the peak hours. They fill those things past capacity and sometimes they sink. Use them during non-peak hours when they are not crowded.
  • Never eat female horseshoe crabs in Thailand. The roe of the horseshoe crab has tetrodotoxin (TTX) which is toxic to humans. It makes people very sick and some people have even died as a result.

The Temple of Dawn
Wat Arun
(วัดอรุณ)

How to get there:

  • 13°44’36.8″N 100°29’14.4″E

By Bus –

Take bus number 19, 57 or 83

By Other Public Transportation –

  • Take the BST to Saphan Taksin.
  • From there you can walk to CEN Sathon (Taksin Bridge/ Central) pier. (Any pier will do, but Central pier is the only one that is very close to a BTS station.)
  • Once at a pier make sure to get on a boat that will take you to N8 Tha Tien dock.
    • Don’t get a long-tailed boat. You want the one that all the Thai people are taking.
  • From Central pier the ride will cost 14THB/person.
  • Make sure to read the signs at the docks you pass so you know where you are.
    • The ticket lady will be too busy to tell you where your stop is.
  • Move towards the back of the boat when you’re near N8. The boat doesn’t stop for too long.
  • There are 2 types of ferriesatN8 Tha Tien; the ferries that go up and down the river and the one that crosses the river.
    • Once you get to this pier you will take a ferry across the river.
  • You will either have to hurry or wait a long time, because once this ferry has a sufficient amount of passengers the ferry will get going. This boat will cost 3THB and runs from 6:00 – 22:00.

Address:

No. 34, Arun Amarin Road
Kwang Wat Arun
Khet Bangkok Yai, Bangkok

Website

Cost:

Notes:

There is a dress code. You are not supposed to wear shorts or short sleeve shirts, even though I just walked right in with shorts and a T-shirt and no one said anything. There are some clothes you can rent if someone does stop you.

Map:

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Posted by Heliocentrism on May 22, 2010

May 22, 2010 – May 27, 2010

Wai-ing with Ronald

Once again, I must say goodbye

I did a “Top 10 Things I will miss about Korea” so I thought it would be nice if I did one for Thailand too. I was in Korea for two years and I think I have gotten to know Korea and its people very well. It’s been only 6 months since I moved to Bangkok; I don’t think that I know Thailand and the Thais very well. I don’t think I will feel homesick for Bangkok like I did for Korea, but there are still some things that I will miss about life in Thailand.

Some of the things I like about Thailand are great only when you are a backpacker. When you work here, things that benefit tourists annoy you. Overall I think that Thailand is a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live here.

Thai Taxi

10. You can take a taxi anywhere.

Most cabs have a little sign hanging over the front passenger seat with a list of destinations and prices. At first I thought it was a rough estimate of fares in Bangkok. But, upon closer inspection I noticed places like Chaing Mai and Krabi on there. So if taking a long distance bus seems like too much of a hassle for you, take a taxi!

Of course it will cost way more than taking a bus and you might have to schedule your trip in advance. I doubt you can just hop on a cab in downtown Bangkok and say, “Take me to Nong Khai!” Though, that’s exactly what they seem to do on The Amazing Race.

Street Shops

9. The sidewalks are filled with crap

This is one of the things that is great when you’re a tourist, not so great when you work here. It makes it hard to walk down the street. Everyone and their mom are selling trinkets, baubles, and curios. It’s mostly the stuff you buy the not-so-close friends and co-workers back home so they can feel jealous of you every time they look at it.

When you are just a tourist, you want to stroll and explore. The sidewalk shops add character to the city. But when you are on your way to work, these street vendors are just obstacles that make your getting to the bus stop more difficult.

Of course this applies mainly to the cities. The streets out in the country side don’t have as much stuff on them.

We make your food right here on the street.

8. Street food

In Thailand street food is mostly chicken rice and sauce (ข้าวมันไก่)  or fish ball soup. But I have seen all types of street food here from fried chicken, to sushi, and roaches.

Not even slightly curious.

They are mostly delicious, though I was never brave enough to try the roaches.

I should have worn a tank-top too.

7. It is very hot

Anyone who knows me, knows I hate the cold. When I’m not out in the world, I’m in Florida and around Christmas time, I’m known to complain how cold it is in Miami. Yes. I think in December, Miami is too cold. It gets all the way down 45°F/7°C sometimes! So let’s establish the fact that I love warm weather.

But this is a level of warmth that can drive even me crazy. Look at me in the picture above! I’m a sweaty mess.

But it was my fault. I’ve known for sometime that in climates like this, it is better to wear sports gear made with CoolMax or some equivalent. It makes a huge difference. But that day I wanted to show off the fact that I had been to Guam…

This is another thing this is great for tourists, not so great for people working here. I can’t wear CoolMax to work. Work clothes can be made out of CoolMax type material, but no one does it. All my sports clothes look like sports clothes. So, I’m stuck with cotton for work which makes me look like I do in the picture above when I get home from work.

my pool

6. The Baht

Things are cheap here. CHEAP! I barely make any money, yet I live in a high-rise apartment with a doorman and a gym and pool on the roof. It’s really spectacular, especially at night.

There is no way I could afford this back in the states. On the money I make here, I would be living in subsidized housing and using food stamps back home.

The only time in my life that  I made this little was in college and I was working less than part-time. In other countries like Korea and Japan, you don’t make as much as you would in the states. But when you consider that you don’t pay rent, taxes, car insurance, and the list goes on, you actually find that you can save more money.

In Thailand I make a lot less than I did in Japan or Korea. This job does not come with an apartment. I have to pay my own rent and key money (apartment deposit). I make enough money to live well here, but not enough to send money home.

That is a big problem for me. I have student loans that I need to pay back and since I got to Thailand I haven’t sent any money home. And, I had to use the money I saved while living in Korea.

Would I advise people to work in Thailand?

Sure, if they aren’t paying off loans and don’t need to send money home. You will make enough money to live and travel in Thailand, but you will not be padding your bank account back home like you would in Korea or Japan.

(Just go when there is less political tension.)

FRUIT!!!!

5. Fruit

I will miss the fruit here.  Even though I could not afford the eat the more exotic fruits like mangosteens and grapes regularly, because they were imported. I enjoyed the ones grown locally like mangoes, durians, and champoo. I will also miss the street fruit venders. For about 10THB you can get a bag of sliced fruit.

air conditioning in a bag

4. Iced Coffee in a bag

It seems odd, but on a very hot day, ice and iced coffee in a bag is just the best thing. It’s like a wake-you-up bag of ice. Now it’s not the most convenient way to carry liquid around when you’re on a bus or driving. But when walking around in the heat it can’t be beat.

…and no, my bag and never got torn.

motorbike taxi to work

3. Cheap taxis

Tuk-tuks in Bangkok are a big rip off. I would only ride in one for the novelty of riding in one. It is always cheaper to take a metered taxi. Taxis here are ridiculously cheap. In fact, if you are traveling with 3 or more people, 2 people and you have to transfer from the BTS to the MRT, or you have to do a BST/MRT and bus combo, it might be cheaper to just take a taxi.

When you take a cab, remember to ask for the meter before the cabbie starts driving. If the driver tells you that he wants a flat rate, like 400THB for the trip or that his meter is broken, get out. There are way more cabs than people needing cabs in Bangkok. 200THB is usually more than enough to get anywhere from anywhere in Bangkok, with exceptions of the airport and through toll roads.

There will be an additional charge of 50THB when you get a cab at the airport. You are also expected to pay all toll fees at the toll booths. If you don’t want to pay tolls you need to tell the driver before you get into the car. Many cabbies will not take you during rush hour unless you want to get on the expressway and pay the toll. They only make money when the car is moving, so they don’t want to be stuck in traffic. Bangkok traffic can be very congested, so unless you are flat broke, you will not want to be stuck in it either.

If you are not in Bangkok there might be a scarcity of taxis. In such a case, it might be better to just pay what the driver asks than to walk or wait for a potentially non-existent bus. Don’t forget to ask if any songtows operate in the area though.

Motorbike taxis are great when there is a lot of traffic or in situations where a car would be slower or awkward. They tend to be cheaper in more suburban areas. They are not as safe as everyone around would like to think, but sometimes there are no other options.

There are times when a tuk-tuk is a good option, like in Ayutthaya. It just depends on the concentration of foreign tourists in the area. When the tourist are mostly Thai, tuk-tuks are less of a scam.

Camping in nature

2. National Parks to camp in

In Korea most camp sites are more like Astroturf carpeted parking lots than a clearing in the woods. But Thailand is filled with national parks which have actual camp sites. Some of the campsites have leeches, but whatever…

Beach sunset

1. The Beaches

Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I loved every minute I spent at the beach. Some beaches are more for swimming others are better for snorkeling. And others are more for sitting around with friends watching the sun set.

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Getting out of Thailand

Posted by Heliocentrism on May 21, 2010

Explosions from downtown

Time to Say Goodbye

I think it is time for Mark and me to leave Thailand. Things here are getting a little out of hand. It might not be dangerous for people who do not go near the protest areas, but I still want to go home.

Mark and I are going to try to head back to the US next week, but we have one small problem to deal with first. Our company finally got around to working on our visas. They gave me back my passport, but the company still has Mark’s.

This explosion is a 15 minute walk away from our apartment.

Yesterday, Mark called up the lady in charge of getting the visas processed and she told him that the office is closed and so is the building the office is in. The company’s headquarters is on the outskirts of the protest area.

We might have to get Mark a new emergency passport from the US Embassy. This will bring about a lot more complications.

1. The US Embassy is right in the middle of the protest area. But there is a temporary new location that is open from 8:00 to noon. We would have to make an appointment online before going down there.

2. Mark needs proof of citizenship. Something like a … passport? A birth certificate will do, but Mark was born in Korea. I hope that he has his naturalization papers here in Thailand. He’s still looking for them.

3. He might need to get a new Thai visa or have some other unforeseen problem(s).

Basically it would be a whole hell of a lot easier if we could just get into the building and get Mark’s current passport.

The building below is near the Siam Center that was bombed.

The explosion from the top photo was of this building.

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Last Camping Trip in Thailand

Posted by Heliocentrism on May 21, 2010

May 15-17, 2010

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Our very own beach… when the tide comes in.

Hey there, lonely beach

Last week I planned another camping trip not knowing that it would be the last camping trip Mark and I would take in Thailand. From reading other people’s travel blogs, I saw that we would most likely be the only people camping there, the bungalows are expensive, and transportation might be a hassle.

I decided the best camping spot for us was Laem Sala Beach since it was near a restaurant and a cave. There was also another cave within walking distance and a small village between the beach and the other cave where you can get a ride back to Pranburi.

John told the cab driver where we wanted to go, but the driver just did his own damn thing and dropped us off where he felt like. We were there for about 4 hours before we realized that we weren’t where we thought we were.

We asked the park workers for directions. We were really confused when they said the cave, that was supposed to be right there, was 17 km away. We were actually at Sam Phraya Beach, which also has a restaurant but not much else.

This park, whose name translates to 300 peak mountain, has hundreds of caves, or at least that is what the people at the park said. I became a little suspicious of their definition of the word “cave” when I came across a tiny indent in some rocks on the beach that they claimed was the cave on this beach. Well, I guess it was a cave, just not a very spectacular one; not worth coming all the way from Bangkok for.

The tide is out

The Tide is High

Since there were no real caves near our beach to explore we went for a walk around to see what it did have. We walked to the next beach, the one in the picture above. In the photo the tide is out leaving mud that had been drying all day making it easy to walk on. By the time we passed this way again to get back to our camp, the tide was up to my knees and the hard surface turned into sinking mud which made it very difficult to walk.

I almost lost my shoe a couple of times in the mud. When you watch the video below that Mark made, there is a part where I’m bending over. I look like I’m playing in the water, but I’m actually pulling my foot out of the mud so I can take the next step.

The tide came in very quickly. I’m used to the tide coming in subtly so that you don’t even notice. But it rushed in. You can see it in the video when John does his “Moses” thing. Okay, it’s not like a tidal wave; more like filling a bath tub with water.

Not Another Scooter!

The next day we were able to talk the park workers into renting us their scooters for way more than the bikes were worth. Now you might remember my vow in Laos never to get on one of these two-wheeled devils again. But hitchhiking was not an option here. There are very few cars driving around the park; it’s 80% scooters.

John and Mark talked me into getting a scooter. I calmed myself down and was ready to get on Satan’s bicycle when John said, “They are all manual gear. Is that okay?”

Mark and John trying out their bikes

“NO! I just want to worry about not falling off, again. I can’t change gears too…”

I tried it out anyway. I got on and started the thing up and off I went. But when I squeezed the breaks, the scooter would not stop. I wasn’t going very fast and just stopped the bike by dragging my feet on the ground. I got off and made up my mind that I would not get back on.

Then one of the ladies offered to take me to the cave and pick me up again at 4:00pm. I was cool with that; she seemed to know what she was doing, and her kid who also rode along with us on the same bike, seemed to trust her.

…by the way. It turned out that the real breaks was in the form of a foot pedal. But I just knew that I would have confused it with either the foot rest or the other foot-pedal used to change gears.

I still think the key to conquering the world is automatic transmission. Americans have it. What’s wrong with you, rest of the world?

broken down

We’ll just wait here, I guess…

It turned out that it was a good thing I was such a baby. The scooter I was being driven on, ran out of gas. At the time I didn’t know why we stopped. I looked to John to do some translating but he wasn’t there. He had stopped several meters back because his tire was completely flat.

We waited on the side of the road for about an hour for the lady to get gas and change the tire. I’m sure, had we been on our own, we would have figured something out. But it is always easier to have someone else do things for you than to do it yourself.

Finally!

A Few Kilometers in Just 2 Hours

We did make it to the Laem Sala Beach, the beach I wanted to be in the first place. It was nice; almost as lonely as our camp. It would have been isolated, but the cave attracted visitors. I imagine that by night the tourists would have all gone home.

We climbed up to Phraya Nakhon cave and back down again. This cave is best seen on a sunny day. There was a sinkhole that fell through the cave allowing light to shine in. There is a shrine to some king of Thailand who visited the cave a few times, though I have a hard time believing that a king climbed that mountain. Maybe he was carried on a sedan chair.

King What’s-his-face visited here once.

After this cave, Mark and John went to see Sai Cave. I couldn’t go because I was a baby and refused to drive a non-automatic scooter (of death). I waited for the nice lady to come back to the cave while the boys drove off. I ate a bowl of soup while waiting for my ride and thought about how great it was to go on a trip in a third world country and not have a scooter accident.

Fire and Salt Water

We decided to stay another night. Things in Bangkok were getting a little crazy with rioting and staying just seemed like a better idea. Besides, Mark wanted to make a bigger fire than the one we made the night before. I wanted to do some night swimming. I LOVE night swimming!

The night swimming was great. There isn’t a lot of light, but there isn’t a lot of water either. Okay, there was no swimming. It was more like 3 adults sitting in a large non-hot, salty, hot tub with waves and stars. Can life get any better?

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Thailand
(ราชอาณาจักรไทย)
(Ratcha Anachak Thai)

How to get there:

  • You can enter by plane, boat, bus, or train.
  • Most citizens from many countries do not need to get a visa before going to Thailand. But, you will need a visa to stay longer than 1 month or if you been to Thailand for at least 3 months already in the past 12 months.
  • People of most nationalities will get a 30-day visa at the port of entry.
  • To be completely sure, check with the Thai embassy in your country.

Phone:

Website:

Downloads:

Videos:

Notes:

  • Do not say anything negative about the king or anyone in the Royal family. And definitely do not write anything bad about the king or royal family. This offence could land you in jail. You don’t want to go to Thai jail.
  • Don’t use the city ferries in Bangkok during the peak hours. They fill those things past capacity and sometimes they sink. Use them during non-peak hours when they are not crowded.
  • Never eat female horseshoe crabs in Thailand. The roe of the horseshoe crab has tetrodotoxin (TTX) which is toxic to humans. It makes people very sick and some people have even died as a result.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
(เขาสามร้อยยอด)

How to get there:

  • 12°11’56.7″N 99°57’03.2″E

From Bangkok –

Take a taxi to Southern Bus Terminal and buy tickets for Pranburi (ปราณบุรี).

There is also a van that goes between Victory Monument and Pranburi, but I hate vans. Van drivers drive like demons and I would rather not die with insufficient leg room.

Once in Pranburi –

There is supposed to be a songtow that will take you to the village of Ban Bang Pu inside the park. According to The Lonely Planet the songtow will cost 100THB per person.

After you get to the village you can walk, up one side and then down the other side of a rugged hill, to the beach and camp site of Laem Sala. It’s not an easy walk when carrying tons of camping gear. There is another option of paying 250THB for a boat ride  around the hill.

There are many campsites, but unless you have a car or a scooter, most of them are hard to reach. We took a cab to Sam Phraya Beach, but I recommend Laem Sala Beach for those with no transportation of their own.

Address:

Khao Sam Yot National Park
Khao Daeng Sub-District, Kui Buri District
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77150

Phone:

  • 0-3282-1568

Website

Download:

e-mail: reserve@dnp.go.th

Cost:

  • This park is cheaper than most parks in Thailand. It’s 200THB for foreign adults.

Notes:

  • Camping: It costs 30THB per night per person if anyone actually gets around to charging you.
  • Bungalows: There are bungalows to rent. You can check the park’s website or call for more information.
  • Though there isn’t much in the way of transportation inside the park, you might be able to talk some of the park staff at your camp into renting you their scooters.
  • Be aware that their personal scooters will mostly likely be switch manual scooters. You will have to know when to change gears.

Map:

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Too Hot for Free Bikes

Posted by Heliocentrism on May 3, 2010

May 1, 2010

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Remember the last episode of ANTM cycle 6?

Old Stuff Pretending to be Really Old Stuff*

We started off on the free bikes. I was overjoyed when I saw the bikes and then to find out that they were free just made my day! On Friday a friend of ours, who still lives in Seoul, put an invite on his Facebook status to go biking in Nowon. I loved biking in Seoul with him. I miss all the friends I’ve made in Seoul. So, getting some free bikes, brought all those good memories back.

Just leave the bikes here.

Of course these free bikes were in no way as nice or as new, as the ones in Seoul, but they got the job done. The bad thing about the bikes were not the bike’s fault at all. It’s just too hot. Mark and I were biking around, looking for something to drink when a trolley past us.

The trolley is free, by the way. So, we ditched the bikes and hopped on the next trolley. No, we didn’t go back for the bikes. I assume that the workers eventually retrieved them… hopefully.

The trolley was a lot more fun to ride than the bikes. You can get on and off whenever you like. It goes very slowly so you don’t really need to get off to take photos. Most stuff aren’t worth anything more than a passing snap shot anyway.

A kitchen on a little row-boat

Ice Coffee Lady, row me to heaven!

The highlight of the day was the floating market. You can dine at any of the many restaurants around the small lake. But, the more interesting thing to do is to first find a nice place to sit. If you patiently wait, a lady in a row-boat will come your way and she will make some delicious soup for you.

There is also a Coffee & Tea lady, but when we were there she had so many customers that she couldn’t row around. We had to walk over to her boat and stand in line.

Great Coffee… if only it came in a bag.

I would just like to use this time to rant about my love of Thai iced coffee. Let me first explain that I love everything about coffee, but the taste. Let’s be honest, coffee is bitter and yucky. But it is not without some redeeming qualities. It is just as good cold as it is hot. You can also add fists full of sugar and creamer to cover up its horrible taste. Okay, that’s what I really love, sugar and creamer!

I personally like to add condensed milk to my coffee. It’s a one step coffee de-yucky-fier. Out side of Thailand, people make fun of me when I put spoonfuls of this sweet dairy product in my coffee. But in Thailand, I feel quite justified that there is a whole culture that makes its coffee just like I do.

Here, in Thailand, they make coffee fresh,  really strong, and really sweet, then add it to a cup, or most times a bag, filled with crushed iced. The result is perfection chilled. All this for about 8-20THB (25-63 US cents).

The soup is great too!

Here’s another great video by Mark:

*Actually, I have no idea how old Ancient City is. I just thought this made a nice and snappy title.

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Thailand
(ราชอาณาจักรไทย)
(Ratcha Anachak Thai)

How to get there:

  • You can enter by plane, boat, bus, or train.
  • Most citizens from many countries do not need to get a visa before going to Thailand. But, you will need a visa to stay longer than 1 month or if you been to Thailand for at least 3 months already in the past 12 months.
  • People of most nationalities will get a 30-day visa at the port of entry.
  • To be completely sure, check with the Thai embassy in your country.

Phone:

Website:

Downloads:

Videos:

Notes:

  • Do not say anything negative about the king or anyone in the Royal family. And definitely do not write anything bad about the king or royal family. This offence could land you in jail. You don’t want to go to Thai jail.
  • Don’t use the city ferries in Bangkok during the peak hours. They fill those things past capacity and sometimes they sink. Use them during non-peak hours when they are not crowded.
  • Never eat female horseshoe crabs in Thailand. The roe of the horseshoe crab has tetrodotoxin (TTX) which is toxic to humans. It makes people very sick and some people have even died as a result.

Ancient Siam
(Ancient City)
(เมืองโบราณ)
(Mueang Boran)

How to get there:

  • 13°32’21.9″N 100°37’22.8″E

By Bus –

If you are lucky enough to live near bus 511’s route, then you can use it and take the bus to the end of its line. But your journey isn’t over yet! Hop on the mini-van with the hard to read number 36 on it. Don’t take a nap in the van; you don’t want to pass your stop.

Taxi –

You’re better off taking a taxi on this one. I find that, when using public transportation in Bangkok, if there is more than one traveler or if there is a transfer, then taking a cab is not only cheaper, but easier. You see, the bus system, the BTS (elevated rail), the MRT (underground rail), and thousand minivan routes, are all run by different companies. So, just print out or take a picture of the map in the link below and show some taxi driver. Good Luck!

Address:

296/1 Sukhumvit Road
Bangpoo, Samut Prakan, 10280

Phone:

  • 0-2709-1644-8

Website: The Website brought up a warning on my computer.

e-mail: info@ancientsiam.com

Cost:

Bike and cart rental

The website is a bit confusing on the topic of bike rental. The bikes are free with admission and so is the tram. I’m not sure if they used to charge extra for the bikes, but they didn’t when Mark and I went.

Hours:

  • 8:00 – 17:oo

Notes:

Map: map to show your taxi driver

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