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Author Topic: Summer Holiday in Thailand 泰國曼谷客比 (Jul-2008)  (Read 40444 times)
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« on: 27 May 2009, 06:17:17 »

In the summer of 2008, my family went to Thailand for the summer holiday.

We first spent a few days in Bangkok visiting the typical tourist traps, then went to Krabi for the sun and beach.
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« Reply #1 on: 27 May 2009, 06:24:08 »

I have been to Thailand many times, and at one point in my early working life, I went to Bangkok every other week for a few months working on an M&A project. However this was my first time touring Bangkok as a tourist.

Our hotel the Peninsula Bangkok is right on the river with its own pier to ferry customers across the river. My kids had lots of fun riding the ferry.



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« Reply #2 on: 27 May 2009, 06:26:47 »

During the few days in Bangkok, we hired a local guide with a van. It was arranged via the Internet and it worked really well.

The first day was packed with visit to the water market, tiger temple, etc...

I saw these nice orchids during a toilet stop.


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« Reply #3 on: 27 May 2009, 06:28:05 »

I did not know orchids grow in the "air"!


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« Reply #4 on: 27 May 2009, 06:30:10 »

The toilet stop was in a ceremic factory. Our tour guide dutifully spent a few minutes showed us the factory.


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« Reply #5 on: 27 May 2009, 06:32:11 »

The first touist trap of the day was the floating market.

I strongly suspect that this "market" is just for tourist only. But it was kind of fun to see anyway.


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« Reply #6 on: 27 May 2009, 06:41:43 »

One of the hundreds of vendors.


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« Reply #7 on: 27 May 2009, 06:43:06 »

The biggest shop in this floating market was actually on dry land. At the corner was a brewing sugar cane juice.


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« Reply #8 on: 27 May 2009, 06:44:14 »

Take a closer look. The flying thingy were just bees, not flies.


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« Reply #9 on: 27 May 2009, 06:45:03 »

The market was getting really crowded. Time to head out.


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