29 January 2013

Bangkok Food Culture & Travel Vacation @ Part 4

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Thai "Ulam" style
This is a MUST VISIT place for any tourist visiting Bangkok. Chatuchak weekend market opens on Saturday & Sunday from early morning till 6pm (inside) or 7pm (outside). Located just nearby Chatuchak Park train station, this place offers a great variety of ridicously cheap fashion clothings, accessories, pets, foods, furnitures, & even plants. Do pratice your bargaining skills as most items are haggable with their sellers.





Sticky Rice (15 Baht)
As we stop by for lunch, we visited Jee Jard Thai Restaurant in Section 8. I strongly recommend trying their food as it is really good and fresh to eat. The vegetable "ulam" like dish (above) is served on every table and its supposed to be eaten raw with your food.

For 15 Baht, you can get a bowl of sticky rice which is really fresh and tasty and goes well with your dish that you order. Most of the food here are local made fresh salad or you can opt for some fried chicken or pork! I do suggest sharing one bowl of sticky rice with a person as it could be very filling for one person.
Spicy Fried Chicken with Mango Salad (60 Baht)
This mango salad is quite popular in Bangkok which was served with a mixture of green mango, onions, vegetables & drenched in spicy sauce which was really spicy for us. Fried chicken is good though.

Papaya Salad with Grilled Pork Neck (60 Baht)
We never thought that grilled pork neck was so freakingly delicious as it taste juicy and firm with all its tenderness melting in our mouth. Although, I'm not a big fan of weird parts of the pig, this is really good!

Grilled Pork Neck (60 Baht)
Whats more better than a dish of grilled pork neck with their spicy Thai sauce! Yum yum!

Fried Chicken Hip (45 Baht)
Their crispy fried chicken was really good as it was deep fried perfectly without any excess oil and tasted even better than KFC!

Papaya Salad with Fried Shrimp (60 Baht)
A simple non spicy papaya salad that uses preserved papaya mix with bean sprouts and fried fresh & crunchy shrimps!

Jee Jard Thai Restaurant
I forgotten to take some photos of this place, but heres a tip for fashion lovers wanting to buy cheap & trendy clothing, Do visit the SOUTH side fashion stalls of Chatuchak Market(click here for map), easily recognized by more decorated stalls for local designer goods and higher quality clothing for a reasonable price. Otherwise, other stalls sells cheap clothes but not good in fabric quality. E.g. T-shirt: (200 Baht vs 100 Baht). Another place than here, would be Silom night market but beware as it is a red light district, and prices fluctuates very big - means more haggling power.

How to get to Chatuchak Market

SkyTrain BTS get off at Sapan Khwai Station or Mochit Station MRT get off at Kamphaenpetch Station

Bus No. 3,826,27,28,29,34,38,39,44,52,59,63,77,90,96,104,408,112,122, 134,136,138,153,159
Aircondition Bus No. 2,3,9,18,19,28,34,39,44,134,145,153,510,512,513

Address:
Chatuchak  
Bangkok 10900, 
Thailand

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Ancient Siam City

Located outside of Bangkok City, Ancient Siam extends over a massive 200 acres of land reveals over hundreds of humongous monuments. 

The Ancient City is the door opening to the heritage of Thai wisdom. With a wide range of architectural symbols combined with fine arts and craftsmanship, structural layout and natural environment that integrate harmoniously, The Ancient City creates kind of atmosphere that induces visitors to perceive and appreciate the continuity of history, cultures, religions, arts and customs of Thai people from dawn until now.

 "Lost" Ayutthaya Building that Worships Sea Goddess
If you plan to visit Ancient City in Samut Prakan, it could take one whole day to visit all this exicint monuments that has its history. Take the picture above for example, it is one of the lost building in Ayutthaya during the war, and now they have created a replica if it was still here today.

Ancient Siam City from Above
Do no worry about the travelling process, there a free bicycles for cycle, guided tour trams, or you can simply rent a cheap golf kart on a hourly basis to take a stroll around the City. I would say a relaxed tour will take at least few hours.

Statues
You can find almost anything here that reflects the Thai culture strongly influence by Buddhism. Thai houses, goddess statues, floating markets, old market towns, Shrines & Temples, even a replica of the floating market where you can buy stuff. So, if you are lazy in Bangkok, a one day trip here pretty much settles the Thai culture embodiment.

More replicas!


View from Top
I guess I would stop here as there are too many pictures and stories to tell. Overall, I had fallen in love with Bangkok, and might visit here again soon since things are cheaper here, friendly Thai people, and rich cultural experiences. That is the end of my Bangkok Trip, thanks for reading guys! Do subscribe to us to for future travel or food posts!!

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Mueang Samut Prakan  
Samut Prakan 10280, 
Thailand
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Bangkok Food Culture & Travel Vacation @ Part 1: Click Here!
Bangkok Food Culture & Travel Vacation @ Part 2: Click Here!
Bangkok Food Culture & Travel Vacation @ Part 3: Click Here!
Thai Beer Festival 2012: Click Here!