Bangkok Vacation – Day 2

After my first day in Bangkok, my second day’s a bit more fun.

  • In the morning, my brother and I had breakfast at the hotel.
  • Then visited the 4 faced Buddha (located between Siam Paragon and Central World?).
  • Had lunch at Siam Paragon (with a much saner meal than the dinner before).
  • Then toured the Siam Ocean World (located in the basement of Siam Paragon).
  • Went back to hotel for a massage.
  • Had dinner at Cy’an restaurant (in the Metropolitan hotel).
  • Went to Suan Lum night bazaar.

I thought pictures would be more interesting to look at. First, the tea we were served after first checking in on the first day.
Room service tea
The 5 coloured cubes are sweets. Careful, they’re very sweet. Then there’s the beds.
Beds in hotel room

Alright, my breakfast was pancakes with bananas, which was delicious.
Pancakes with bananas
My brother had waffles with walnut sauce (I think).

So in the morning, we went to the shrine housing the 4 faced Buddha. You can pay for dancers to dance for your good fortune, prosperity, peace and whatever you have in mind. There are 4 denominations: 2, 4, 6, or 8 dancers. This man paid for 6.
Shrine dancers

In the afternoon, we went to the Siam Ocean World. It’s 750 baht per adult, which includes a free drink, a choice between a note pad and a tote bag, a ride on a boat with glass bottom, and a 4-D movie experience. We weren’t in the mood to risk getting ourselves wet, so we skipped the boat ride. The 4-D movie is one of those you need 3D glasses with, and has physical sensations like rocking seats, wind-blowing-in-your-face kind of stuff. And here’s a snake I found.
Ocean World jungle snake
Despite the staff’s repeated reassurance and encouragement to go touch the snake, I had enough aquatic animals around without adding reptilian animals into the mix… I politely said no, went a bit ahead, and turned back to get that snap shot, then politely said no again, and turned tail and fled with as much decorum as I could muster.

What’s an Ocean World without the most feared cold-blooded killer in it?
Ocean World shark

The Suan Lum night bazaar was for me, a long boring expedition. I’ve never quite understood the fascination that shopping holds for some people, so I’m just there to experience the local atmosphere.

Well, I have a last picture. See if you can figure out what this is without checking up on the alt tag or the file name…
Subway coin token

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