Thursday, 11 February 2016

When in Bangkok....

For those of you who have been following me on my social media channels ; are very well aware of the fact that I spent the last few months travelling to some of my favorite and popular destinations.
My favorite amongst all of them was Bangkok considering it is very economical and is on the to-do list of every shopaholic.

I stayed at Avani Atrium at New Petchburi Road, Bang Kapi. The hotel is just 3.4 kms away from Pratunum Market and Platinum Fashion Mall where I spent major of my time shopping.

The breakfast at the hotel is served in a pagoda shaped breakfast room along the waterside. The hotel also provides for free shuttle bus service to the shopping destinations.

The hotel features swimming pool, gym, discotheque, beauty salon, sauna, jacuzzi and a massage centre. Your stay also includes complimentary Wi-Fi service.

This was the view from my room on the 12th floor. Sky rise buildings and the fast-moving cars are a treat to the eyes.

The Cab service is much more cheaper than the Tuk-Tuk's. It took me 55 baht to reach the Pratunum Market from the hotel from a cab whereas the Tuk-Tuk's charge you anywhere from 150 to 200 baht. You could also opt for the gutter boat which is much more faster and costs around 10 to 20 baht.

 The Night Market outside Platinum Mall is one of my favorite destinations to shop at. Cheap finds from crop tops and tee's worth 100 baht and Topshop and Zara finds at 300 baht. On Saturdays and Sundays you could visit the Chatuchak Market where you could shop alongside some live music.

Just next to the D Night Market are a line of massage centres. Opt for a full body thai massage or the neck and shoulder thai massage. But, make sure you get the massage before 9 or 10 p.m. since their rates go higher after 10 p.m. Massage rates vary from 500 baht to 600 baht for full body massage.

If you are looking at getting to Bangkok, make sure you check out the fares at Jet Airways. A return ticket to Bangkok would cost you around 20 to 22 thousand if booked a week prior. Plus, they are running the Best Price Promise program.


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