If you recall my previous post on Siem Reap, you must be wondering if our journey ended there? Well, no. We flew from London to Bangkok. Then, took Air Asia flight and landed in Penang. That was when I had the opportunity to savour delicious food in Penang.
Our stay in Bangkok was short. We had about 6 hours in Bangkok after we landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport from London. I could remember it was hot and humid when we stepped out from the airport. It took us about 45 minutes to the central of Bangkok. It was probably 8-ish when we got to Chatuchak Market. Chatuchak Market only opens on Saturdays and Sundays. It was once a popular among wholesalers and traders. However, it has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. It’s where you will shop till you drop!
There are lot to offer. From food, clothing, handicrafts, ceramics to pets!! I was really surprised when I saw a few stalls selling cute puppies as pets. Those puppies were just adorable!
Food stalls were just everywhere. My eyes were busy checking out some clothes whereas my nose was busy smelling some food and my brain was busy interpreting the messages! This place was just buzzing with everything!
It was just a short 2 hours that we had to spend time at Chatuchak Market and no where else! However, we did have half a day in Bangkok after our stay in Siem Reap. From Sieam Reap, we woke up very early in the morning to take a bus to Poipet, which is the boarder to get to Thailand. From there, we took a shared van to get to Bangkok.
In Bangkok, we stayed at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, which is strategically located in the hear of Bangkok’s business and entertainment district, with a direct link from hotel’s lobby to the BTS Asok skytrain station and a few steps to MRT Sukhumvit subway station. Besides, it’s just minutes away from shopping centers such as the Emporium, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Paragon and Central World Plaza. The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit has 420 beautifully appointed rooms and suites that provide lxurious comforts and sophisticated style.
There are 4 restaurants. We had our dinner and breakfast at Orchid Cafe. The buffet dinner was excellent! There were so many to choose from! This is what I really like about the hotels in SE Asia, we were just spoilt for choices! From fresh seafood to delicious desserts, what else could I ask for? Everything I had was very delicious!
The next morning, we went for a swim before indulging ourselves with the first meal of the day. Again, the buffet breakfast didn’t disappoint us. In fact, it was pretty difficult to make up my mind what I wanted to eat! Choices of breakfast from Western to Eastern style! It would be our first and last meal in Bangkok before we headed to the airport. But, I know that deep down, I wanted to shout out “Bangkok, I will be back!”
I so envy you for the trips you had! I had those trips back many moons ago when I didn't have a food blog, and I wasn't really paying any attention to the food aspect of my trips. But I do remember I was stuffing my face silly with many, many different types of food at Chatuchak market. 🙂
Great pictures on the hotel buffet!
Well, it was really a too short! Wish I had more days there.. 🙁 next time!
The trips sound really fun!
Although it was a short trip, but to me, it was quite a fruitful trip. Time was fully utilized.
Yes, I do agree with you that it was really a short trip.. but time was fully utilised 🙂
looks like you had a short but "food-filling" trip! 😉
Chatuchak is always on my to-go list!! We went there during December. The weather was so cooling and perfect for shopping. Your short trip sounds so fruitful! 😉
When we were there, I was sweating like I never before! 🙂
Totally envy all the trips you made! Beautiful photos as always.
Thank you 😉
Sounds like a very short visit but that you packed it in as best as possible! I remember going to Chatuchak a few years ago. So hectic!
Thanks! It was quite hectic all I could remember LOL
wow!! like the food at the hotel,look so good especially the presentation..I guess all hotel in asian country have better food choice then western world..I remember when I was in Bali,we eat breakfast buffet at the hotel we stay,it's really great!! from western food to local dishes..my mom and sis stayed at mandarin oriental hotel in bangkok,they said the service and food is really gooood!! maybe next summer when I go back to asia wt Mishu I try to stop over bangkok .again depand on which airline we going to take…
I am sure the breakfast at Mandarin Orential was good! I think it's good to stop over sometimes, just to see another city 😉
I love Bangkok! Been there many times and definitely love the food!
Bangkok is a food heaven! You should go back!
Yeah I hope so!
Gosh, this is such a wonderful post. Love all the shoots especially the pups. How much are they selling it? Oh my, I'm drooling…. salivating! Definitely, my kids will love the buffets serving there. Thanks for sharing and hope you're enjoying your day.
Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Love the look of that pool with the statue. And of course the street and other food looks mouth-watering. Another great account of your travels as usual, Leemei. Lovely!
Thank you! The hotel was wonderful and strategically located.
I love Bangkok. The food there is awesome. Last time I was there I was eating a lot of Japanese food, cause they have heaps of ex-pats there and it's so cheap!
Oooooh fabulous! I'm heading to Bangkok in a couple of months. Thanks for this great post! Those satay look amazing. As does the pool!
Oooooh fabulous! I’m heading to Bangkok in a couple of months. Thanks for this great post! Those satay look amazing. As does the pool! Heidi xo
Cool! I am sure you will like Bangkok a lot!
Your posts are awesome! I loved Bangkok, so full of life, great food and the nicest people ever!
Definitely great food!! Nom Nom Nom…