Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Calator in Thailanda 28. Bangkok! / Traveller in Thailand 28. Bangkok!

We have been in Bangkok for only two and a half days. It was difficult to make a visit plan, as this was our first time in Bangkok. I could not miss the “classicals”: The Grand Palace, The Emerald Buddha Temple, The Reclining Buddha Temple, and Wat Arun. For the rest of the time, I choosed 3 less visited objectives: Jim Thompsosn’s House, Suad Prakkad Palace, and The Bayoke Tower.

We have seen the city more from the surface metro, and while we moved from one objective to the other. Skyskrapers, heavy traffic, many vivid colored taxis, scooters and motorcycles, the old coexisting with the new.

There have been also places where I noticed street art. It was before Christmas, so the city was decorated accordingly.

May be I will come back sometime, to walk on the Bangkok’s streets but this is more a dream, because this city will lure you everytime with something to see…

Am stat in capitala doar 2 zile si jumatate si mi-a fost destul de greu sa fac un plan de vizita, avand in vedere multitudinea si diversitatea de obiective pe care le ofera calatorului aflat pentru prima data in Thailanda. Nu am putut trece cu vederea sub nici o forma vizita la obiectivele “clasice” precum: Marele Palat, Templul cu Buddha de Smarald, Wat Arun si Templul cu Buddha culcat. In rest, am ales 3 obiective mai putin intalnite de mine pe blogurile/forumurile noastre: Turnul Bayoke, Casa lui Jim Thompson si Colectiile Suad Prakkad. Restul, ramane pe alta data.

Orasul in sine l-am vazut mai mult din metroul de suprafata. Chiar pe drumul de la aeroport spre locul de cazare am patruns printre zgarie nori, facand cunostinta cu un oras vibrant, intens circulat, unde noul si vechiul coexista.
Cand am iesit de la metrou, ne aflam pe o strada plina de masini dar mai ales scutere si motociclete, taxiuri viu colorate. Hotelul nostru se afla pe o strada perpendiculara, foarte aproape de statie. Imprejurul sau, hoteluri mari, de 4-5 stele.
Inn Saladaeng e un hotel micut si cochet, foarte bine amplasat in apropierea Parcului Lumphini. Imprejurul sau se afla multe locuri unde poti manca, magazine de tot felul, o piata stradala de noapte.
In holul, unde se serveste si micul dejun simplu oferit in cadrul costului camerei, se afla un calculator prin care ai acces permanent la internet, gratuit.
 hotel Inn Saladaeng
asa e marcat numarul camerei
Exista si zone cu arta stradala, 
 unde am dat - intamplator - peste un mall, unde am luat apoi si masa de pranz.
Acestea sunt doar cateva imagini, surprinse in Bangkok, in deplasarea noastra de la un obiectiv la altul. Poate voi reveni candva si voi putea sa explorez la pas parti ale orasului dar cred ca asta e mai degraba o dorinta irealizabila fiindca Bangkok te fura mereu, ademenindu-te in alta parte, sa-ti arate ceva...



10 comments:

Theanne said...

so many interesting things to see and do!

joo said...

Definitely the city worth the visit!

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, it's a great city, Theanne!

Traveling Hawk said...

It is, Joo!

magda said...

Your photos are great my dear friend!
How changed Bangkok!
Modern buildings and huge!
I went 35 years ago, but I liked it very much! It was a 10 day trip, Bangkok, Pattaya and Sigkampour!
Memorable experience!!!!
Many greetings

Traveling Hawk said...

I am glad, Magda, I offered you a new face of Bangkok! Next post will be BKK by night:)

VP said...

So modern and so different from the other photos from this trip.

Traveling Hawk said...

VP, I haven't seen much of BKK but there are many modern buildings there, you will see in other posts too.

Liliana said...

Ştii, sunt frumoase aceste imagini. Suntem obişnuiţi să privim doar ce e atractiv dpdv turistic şi uităm să surprindem şi viaţa banală şi molcomă a oamenilor :).

Traveling Hawk said...

Imi place sa vad orasele de sus, noaptea, Liliana. Din pacate, cum spuneam, nu am skills pentru poze de noapte...