Hi everyone! Welcome to the rainy season in Thailand! It has just started to rain often here in Bangkok. What about you guys in other provinces? By the way, what do you mostly think of when talking about the rainy season? Sukjai is thinking about waterfalls! There will be a lot of natural water coming to land this time of year which makes going to the waterfall so terrific! Speaking of it, Sukjai would love to be soaking in cool wate right now. Who has some time to go with Sukjai?
Currently the cover page of TAT main site is themed in Green Season with lush green designs. The site is now offering interesting information on various activities for the rainy season in Thailand, such as whitewater rafting and kayaking. Who says the rainy season is boring? Read the articles there and you will change your mind! If you happen to feel like going out, just visit the Where to stay page and look for the best hotels that suit you. You can also click on Where to eat menu to check out all the cool restaurants. Sukjai guarantees that you will be enjoying your trips as much as in other seasons!
And as always, Sukjai is bringing a good activity to you! Just answer the question ‘Where is your favorite place in Green Season?’ from Amazing Thailand. Two lucky winners will receive a room package from Sampran Riverside in Nakhon Pathom. Think of your best place during this invigorating season and submit your thoughts at http://quiz.tourismthailand.org/greenseason/. Good luck!
On such a hot day like this you might not want to take on a long journey. So today Sukjai will recommend you a destination near Bangkok. It is Nakhon Pathom. Nakhon Pathom is the gate to the west of Thailand. There are a number of tourist attractions in the province, some of which will be presented by Sukjai today!
The most outstanding landmark in Nakhon Pathom is definitely the Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world. Visit and pay respect if you have a chance to come by. Another interesting spot in the province is the Thai Human Imagery Museum which houses a number of amazingly human-like wax sculptures. The wax museum tells the story of Thai traditions and displays wax statues of important people in Thai history.
Sukjai is getting hungry now so let’s drop by at Don Wai Floating Market! The goods sold at the market are general stuff, foods, fruits, and souvenirs. One thing you should not miss here is the pomelo, which is the highlighted product of the province. Nakhon Pathom is so well-known for its sweet pomelo that the fruit is mentioned in its slogan. After shopping, Sukjai takes a rest on a raft by the river. What a relaxing atmosphere it can offer!
You can easily find happiness just around Bangkok on the holidays, see? Next time Sukjai will introduce you to another great place in Thailand! See ya!
Looking back in time, do you guys know which road was the first to be built in Bangkok? Time’s up! The answer is… Charoen Krung Road! Charoen Krung Road, running along the eastern side of Chao Phraya River, was the first road built with the European technologies during the reign of King Rama IV. In the past the road was the main line that connected ports and warehouses with the city, which later allowed heavy trade activities between Thailand (Siam at the time) and European countries. Recently, the old warehouse, previously owned by the East Asiatic company, has been renovated and renamed as Asiatique. Asiatique is designed to be a tourist attraction in Bangkok which offers vintage lifestyle of the old Charoen Krung area.
Traveling to Asiatqiue is just a peace of mind. Just take a boat from Tak Sin pier under Saphan Taksin BTS Station and indulge in the placid atmosphere of Chao Phraya River. If you choose to drive, just take Charoen Krung Road and you will find it in no time. Asiatique gathers for you a number of chic restaurants and boutique shops that will bring you back to the old days. For those who have foreign visitors, Sukjai strongly recommend bringing them here!
Asiatique is opening every day from 5 pm until midnight. It starts the service in the evening so that visitors get the chance to appreciate the beautiful sunset by Chao Phraya River. The place has just been available so if you don’t want to fall out of trend, grab a camera and come snap some photos and share with Sukjai! Now Sukjai will have to go. If there happens to be anything interesting coming up Sukjai will bring to you right away! Bye!