Big Buddha – Bangkok and Pattaya

The big buddha pagoda is one of the biggest pagoda’s in bangkok. This was one of our visiting places during the half day city tour in bangkok. The Pagoda contains one of the biggest buddha statue made out of pure gold.  As this is a religious place one needs to go bearfoot inside. The walls contain paintings related to buddhism

Big Buddha Pagoda



IMG_6028_resizeThere is also a Big Buddha statue in Pattaya which is a located Pattaya Park. since this was walkable distance from our hotel we had paid a visit here as well during our visit to pattaya.

Big Buddha Pattaya



Siam Ocean World and Madamme Tussauds Wax Muesum

With the cambodia leg of our trip complete, we headed to Thailand for the next part of the tour. An hour’s flight from Phonm Penh took us to bangkok and we finished our immigration formalities and were out of the airport where our guide was waiting for us. Since today was a rest day, after checking into the hotel, we relaxed for a while before heading to siam coean world and madamme tussads museum located near siam station.

Siam ocean world is a popular draw for tourists in bangkok. Located beneath the siam paragon mall siam ocean world is one of the largest aquariums in bangkok and also the largest in south east asia. One can expect a huge crowd any day of the week and it was no diff when we went. Tickets for both madamme tussads and siam ocean world run to around 1700 bath for one person.

Siam ocean world comprises of various sections and there are multiple shows to entertain the visitors. One can spot penguins to sharks and other marine life here. Various shows like speaking with the divers, etc are also organized which adds to the fun quotient.

Siam Ocean World



IMG_5935_resizeIt took us around 2-2.5 hours to go through the entire place while enjoying all the shows.

Next stop was the Madame Tussaud wax museum which has wax statues of all the celebrities. This is located in Siam Mall and is a stone’s throw from Siam Ocean World. The wax statues contain emminent personalities such as Albert Einstein, Gandhi to super stars such as Tiger Woods to film stars such as Jakie Chan, Elizabeth Taylor among others. One can also take photos and later get them printed for 350 bhat a piece,

Madame Tussaud’s Museum





Travel from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet Border (Thai border)

How to reach cambodia from Bangkok


Cambodia is not a very easy place to reach, more so if you are budget traveler and looking to save money. It is not as well-connected by flights and the tickets are normally quite expensive. So, for my own budget trip, I had to put in numerous hours of research on the net and speak with loads of people and travel agents to decipher the best and cheapest way to reach Siem Reap. Since I had put in so much of an effort, I decided to write a detailed post on the best ways to reach Siem Reap from Bangkok for my other fellow travelers who too are struggling as I was.

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