Situated in between China and India, Thailand has a portion of Chinese and Indian populations. They made a certain area to call a new home and we call those “China town” and “Little India” in Bangkok. Only 10min away from each other, so it becomes a set menu for a tourist walking option.
Not to be a victim of the scammers(usually tuk-tuk drivers), I don’t carry a guidebook in my hand, nor the map. I just pop into a shop and ask directions if I need.
Try Sampeng lane all the way to Phahurat(little india) which is a strenuous 2 to 3 kms back alley way walk.
King of fruit they say, Durian, well spiky-looking medieval era weaponry head with very unpleasant smell(ammonia). Smells like a toilet tastes like heaven. I like it. Expensive. Thai girls want to marry whoever is affordable a durian a day.
Eat a durian and kiss your lover, if she still loves you, she loves you deep in her heart or your armpit smells so strong that overpowers even the durian.
Basically who you see at the airport arrival will be here. Everyone flocks down to Khaosan road for accommodation, food, bars, travel agency, visas, and like me just showing my daughter the life of typical backpackers.
You will meet more foreigners here than anywhere in the world and the locals in this street are dollar-tamed ones. You are just an another object carrying money packed wallet. Nothing else.
Bars are trendy and musics sweet, never sleeping alleys and backpackers. English is spoken everywhere but the price is not budget-friendly.
I still remember this place Pian Massage, 15 years back I stayed here(it was the guesthouse back then) and paid 30Baht($1.20) for a twelve beds dorm room and that had been my record ever for the cheapest accommodation.
You can even know where this bus is at in no time , so you will never miss the stop you are gonna hop off.
Can you spot the light sky colored strip behind the container
Terminal 21, newly opened shopping place aimed to the posh, upper middle class Thais and expats. Each floor has a feel of a country, like ground Rome, 1st Japan, 6th America. Not just good for shopping but also for taking pictures and filling up your stomach.
The name Terminal21 is adequate if you look around carefully as all the escalators have a departure and arrival to a city like Paris or Tokyo, so this resembles an airport terminal.
You can’t fly A to B here but if you use your imagination, you will.
Logic will get you A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere. -Albert Einstein-
Have a look inside.
Tomorrow We are going to take a night train to Chiangmai, the rose of the north and will show you how the sleeper train ride makes fun.