Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Bangkok Trip 2014 - Day 4 - Thai Seafood Buffet at Baiyoke Sky Hotel 69th Floor (with free entrance to 77th floor observation deck and revolving deck at 84th floor)
Last night in Bangkok, we decided to have dinner at Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Pratunam, we took the lift to the 18th floor to buy the tickets for the buffet. After looking at all the choices, we decided to have Thai Seafood buffet on the 69th Floor which costs 750 baht per person (cheaper if booked online at least 3 days direct from the hotel website). This ticket included free entrance to the 77th floor observation deck and revoling observation deck on the 84th floor. We have to finish dining in one and half hour. It was a weekday, not very crowded but I guess weekend will see bigger crowds and queue. After collecting the tickets, we headed to the hotel lobby to take another lift to the 69th floor. Not to worry, there many staffs around to help direct. We managed to get window seats and have a nice view of the city. It was sun set, really very beautiful. The buffet were mainly Thai cuisine and seafood, really suit our taste. Steak Unlimited BBQ prawns and seafood Thai Sticky Rice with Mango and crepes (can choose to add assorted fruits but I prefer plain). Bird Nest Soup I have sweet tooth, really love the cakes and desserts. After we had our buffet, we took the lift up to the 77th floor observation deck and view the city of Bangkok from there. On this floor, the deck is enclosed. There's a mini museum on this floor. After all the photo taking, we took the lift up to the 84th floor, where the observation deck is revolving and open air type. Was so windy and beautiful up there. After dinner, we went to Talad Neon Night Market which is situated just beside Berkeley Hotel in Pratunam.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Day 4, after a nice hearty breakfast in the hotel, we took the airport rail train from Phaya Thai Station to Makkasan Station and after exiting we crossed over to Petchaburi MRT Station and take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Centre Station. Just next to the station is Esplanade Mall, our destination. We will be visiting the Trick Eye Museum or Art in Paradise located on the 4th floor inside Esplanade Mall. At the basement of Esplanade Mall, there's a food court and lots of restaurants, so no problem finding food in here. The ticket for the trick eye museum is 400 baht for adults. We had to remove our shoes and store them at the counters. So best to wear socks, rather than bare footed. Expect to spend about 3 hours in this two storey museum. I had so much fun. The staff will not help you take photos, if you are alone, you need bring a tripod stand.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
At night, we took the train to Chinatown, Bangkok. From Phaya Thai BTS Station, we need change train at Siam Station and change at Sala Daeng Station and exit out of the station and walked over to Silom MRT Staion and take the MRT to Hua Lampong Station. It's quite easy and from Hua Lampong Station, we exit at EXIT 1, crossed over the road to chinatown, takes less than 1 minutes but for those who do not want to walk can take the Tuk Tuk or taxi from this station to chinatown for a mere 5 minutes drive. It happened to be so crowded that night cause of the vegetarian festival (only for a period of time). It was great to walk and soak up the local festival and see the local food stalls, and soon we were in Chinatown and had dinner there. You can watch this video on how to walk to Chinatown from Hua Lampong Station (skipped to 1.30).