Thailand is a country where you can spend a quality holiday for a cheap price. I was planning this tour for quite some time. I saw couple of promotional emails going here and there and I and couple of my friends initiated a plan, A Tour in Thailand. A 10 day (or more) tour which covers most parts in Thailand and do many different activities. Well all that planning and it didn’t work for some reason. For a moment I thought I wouldn’t be able to go to Thailand this year but guess what a miracle happened, my mother has also seen the same promotional vouchers and she asked me whether I know anything about it.
So it happened, no friends just family. We booked the tickets and got visa about 2 weeks before the tour. The duration was set to just 5 days and since my mother and sister wanted to do more shopping it would just be Bangkok :(
We left Sri Lanka on 2nd June 2009, and at the Air port we saw the Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir and F-7 Jets taking off for rehearsals of the Victory Day. It was a wonderful view as I have never seen a military jet taking off. We boarded the plane and landed safely in Bangkok after 3 and half hours. The flight was almost empty and I watched couple of old movies during the flight. After we were cleared from the air port we were taken to the hotel which we booked, the First Hotel in Bangkok isn’t the best nor the worst. The First Hotel is located close to most of the shopping malls so it is very convenient.
Colombo Air Port
View from the Plane
First day we arrived at night, so there isn’t much to do, just have dinner at Burger King and went to bed. The next day morning we had some good breakfast from the hotel and the tour guide was supposed to pick us up but they informed us that they’ll be late so we went shopping. Basically we went to see where the malls are located so we could have some idea of Bangkok.
View from the Plane - Bangkok at night
Burger King - Bangkok
After the tour guide arrived we went on the City Tour which was included in the package. First they took us to two temples, which I don’t know why they took us there. Anyhow the temples were different to what we see in Sri Lanka, but there were some thing in common. There were temples every inch in Thailand just like in Sri Lanka for some wired reason.
The next highlight of the City Tour was the Gem Museum, first I thought it was some boring place but I was wrong. It was one super place; loads of jewelry and stuff were there to see. We weren’t allowed to take pictures of this place due to security reasons :(
There are lot more highlights in the 5 day tour to Thailand, so it’ll be posting them separately. Overall the country, people and specially the food is excellent :)
Shopping Malls at Bangkok
Roads and the 'Sky Train' at Bangkok