OZZY-2013: Day 1. Bangkok flight Stupa.




OZZY-2013: Day 1. Bangkok flight Stupa.

This project is going to make Eugene Barintsev dizzying odyssey: in 24 days to visit 8 countries and the incident a total of 41,376 miles in 13 flights. Go to our website as the project is highly relevant, because it’s going to do it, taking on the road with only the iPhone and credit card.

This is my first visit to Bangkok. Chosen as the first point of the start of the route.
The plans had just one day, so a ticket to Siem Reap did not buy. In reality there were left for 2 days.


The hotel was booked through Booking.com, put the filter is not more than 30 dollars for a double room, 4 points from the reviews, and center. Then choose what is closest to the metro line from the airport. Found FX Makkasan Hotel. It turned out pretty well, clean, air-conditioning, television, the Internet, but without breakfast. The most famous street Simukhvile road only 10 minutes on foot. Booking is still the best service for booking, but nevertheless I will test on other systems.


On the first day we go to look Great Stupa. It is the cradle of Buddhism in Thailand, here stopped in the 3rd century of the Buddhist era (2200 years ago) Indian monks Sona Tera and Tera Morning. They built a small monastery and the first, then a small, earthen stupa in Thailand. In it, they buried the relics of the Buddha.
Going to a metro to Hua Lumpong and sit there on the train to Nahom Pat. Metro 32 baht a train ticket just 12 baht. Subway in Bangkok is very similar to Hong Kong, such as the new, quiet, comfortable and air-conditioned to rigor mortis. According to the passengers can understand that for the locals it is an expensive form of transport. Train easier, dirty, rumbles, it stinks, but lucky.


Stupa – it’s big, many times rebuilt, as told multilayer murals on two temples at the entrance to the courtyard. All the guidebooks said that it should be strictly sidestep clockwise. Did not break, we passed it 6 or 7 times, and outside, on the inside and on the track at the very mortar. In the courtyard of the monks learn, there is no certain age.
Then went to see the palace and accidentally hit on some ceremony, a lot of people, all very formal, snobbish, speeches. As it turns out this is a farewell for some guy, apparently, he had known the parents in this city. On the way back we go to do Thai massage parlors are very much in the city, the prices in the area of ​​150-200 and 300-400 foot massage Thai massage for the entire body. Great to relax. Another side by side glittered a massage parlor, but in appearance it was clear that this is a local hangout, not risk.


The second day was trivial. Like most tourists, we went to see the Royal Palace and a large reclining Buddha (all close). We go to the station BTS Saphan Taksin, then to the pier Sathorn (Exit 2), where we sit on the boat and sail to the pier Tha Chang. The palace is relatively new, the Royal Palace in Bangkok – it’s Buddhist temples, pagodas, galleries, the Royal Library, the throne room, located in the same area near Khao San Road. The royal family does not live here, and only appears on any ceremony. Build this whole thing started back in the late 18th century on a prototype of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. The area of ​​the complex is more than 200 thousand square meters. m
The cost of visiting the Royal Palace 500 baht.
Clothes need a closed (shoulders and knees) and not fitting.
Pictures inside the Wat Phra Kaew is impossible (but it is possible through an archway outside)
Official site http://palaces.thai.net



The ticket can be paid in cash only, but there is an ATM right at the checkout. With the “Visa-Electron” can not be removed.
The palace is quite suitable for inspection. Next you need somewhere to eat. And then came a bad idea to test the TripAdviser for finding food in walking distance. Open up, looking for the best deals on the first three, some have chosen an Italian restaurant, click to show the route, we stamp. In the course of feel like we abruptly broken off. This is what happened: no restaurant, is being renovated guest workers generally not a topic that was here.
Next, try to do the same through the Google address. Found some Chinese eatery, stomped about a kilometer, and along the way have not heard any cafe or restaurant. A cafe was really Chinese, the food – the fire! Ate the soup with half a hard, everything else has a strange taste, much to the amateur.
Next, try to find an electronics store (I need to buy a cable to the camera). As I just hammered the name, all combinations of digital, store, market, computed, etc., showed a pair of addresses, but in fact there was nothing. I asked the local one and all sent to the station Siam, there was indeed a very large electronics store. So gugling was worse than sprashiving. For commentators to explain once – do not ask the question, but the problem is to test, as in Asian countries can move quickly using the iPhone, it is fast and optimal.



My advice is do not bother to search in Bangkok, and immediately move to the street Rama I, there are some very decent hypermarkets – poshopitsya and naedites. A little later, you can search and other adventures on Sukhumvit road, starting from the bars with music and to massage parlors. If everything is normal vision, the transvestites you can tell from natural girls.

A brief summary. Bangkok.
Food is hard to find through Google.
TripAdviser also did not help.
Mobile Internet is good at dtec, 7 days unlimited Internet for 299 baht.
The largest store of gadgets is at the central station.
Cards are accepted virtually everywhere, from the map “Electron” could not withdraw money from an ATM.
Prices for vehicles Apple moderate slightly higher than in Hong Kong.


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