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Bangkok: Day 2

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Another early day as we prepare for a tour to the floating market, which is located 1 1/2 hours drive from Bangkok. We had take another 20 minutes boat ride to get there. The floating market looks really good with a hive of activity going on everywhere, mostly with tourists. The stuff you get here are not really different from those available in Bangkok and the prices are almost identical. So why bother coming to the floating market? It's something different and for the atmosphere.

In the afternoon we went to the grand palace, which is another tourist hive. Nothing much here really except for photo opportunity.

It's back to MBK for more shoping. This time however, we went to Siam centre which is next and connected to MBK. In the evening, we went to backpackers haven, Khao San road. IMHO, this is the most happening place in Bangkok. You can get almost anything here! Shirts, shoes, books, tattoos, pubs, Starbucks!, internet café, massage parlour, hair braiding... You get the idea. There are lots of foreigners here and surprisingly, I find prices here the most competative in Bangkok.

For dinner, we went to Yaowarat Road in the chinatown district. Here's where you can get cheap seafood stalls by the road side. Yummy food after a really long day.
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