dusit princess srinakarin

it was my second time to visit bangkok, thailand.  i wasn’t there this time to see some tourist spots but instead to meet some friends who are based in the city.  i was looking for a nice hotel to stay which was mid-range priced and in bangkok, you wouldn’t have a hard time checking for one for i think it is one city that have the most best hotels you can find.



i chose to stay in one of dusit’s property in bang na district, dusit princess srinakarin.  this hotel is only a 15-minute drive from suvarnabhumi international airport.



i had to wait for a few hours for check-in for i arrived too early.  i left my luggage in the concierge which they happily accepted as i went to walk around the mall which was nearby.



after a few hours, i went back to check-in.  i have made a booking  for my 3d2n in advance by contacting their reservations department.



the room i got was at the fifth floor.



the deluxe room i booked was actually upgraded into a junior suite.



a spacious work desk, 32-inch LCD flat screen television and dining area.



wired and wireless high-speed internet access, direct dial telephone and stationery kit.



living area and there is also a fridge with min-bar plus coffee and tea making facilities.



in-room safe, iron and ironing board, bathrobe / bedroom slippers.



the room has a separate shower and bath tub.  as you can notice, it’s completely spotless.






upgraded bath amenities are included for the junior suite room.




a fully equipped fitness center is available at the ground floor.



the swimming pool for one’s enjoyment.






i had buffet breakfast in one of their restaurants, square one.  located on the lower ground level, it offers a view of the hotel gardens through floor-to-ceiling windows.





wine@53 has over 60 traditional and new world wine selections in stock.  i really don’t understand anything about wines for i am not a wine drinker myself – so maybe i need to read that “wine appreciation” book.


i think one can never go wrong if you choose any of dusit’s hotels.  i also have stayed in dusit thani manila and it was also a superb experience.  luxury, excellent dining and thai-inspired accommodation all rolled up in one is how i can describe my stay at dusit princess srinakarin.


thai chronicles: ruins of ayutthaya

i spent my third day in bangkok visiting the ruins of ayutthaya kingdom.  it took me almost an hour by taxi to reach the place, a slight rainfall started but that did not stop me to continue walking around.

ayutthaya was a siamese kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767.  i wonder how it looked like before, surely it was majestic.

all that remains of the old city are some impressive ruins of the royal palace.  but still, these structures made of red stone speaks out of the richness of their past.

the most photographed sandstone buddha’s head enmeshed in the fig tree trunks.

the ruins of the historic city of ayutthaya have been listed by the UNESCO as a world heritage site.

thai chronicles: two wats and a palace

i never had a specific itinerary for my trip in thailand.  as i was in bangkok, all i was thinking was the bustling night life that it offers.  i still have two whole days to spend and my first day shouldn’t be wasted by me only staying in my too-comfortable-room.  i think that is one disadvantage of having a good room (lol!) and being alone.

i know grand palace is one place worth visiting, as i was too lazy to find my way to get there, i searched in the internet rental taxis in bangkok.  i did found one that gave me a good deal and informed the cabbie to pick me up in the hotel.

grand palace is a complex of artistically designed complex buildings.  there was a crowd of people when i was there, and being a saturday i have expected it.

tickets to enter the palace costs 350 baht.  grand palace is a complex of artistically designed buildings, and served as the official residence of the kings of thailand from the 18th century onwards.  here’s a proof of how majestic this place is.

there were visitors dipping budding lotus flower in water in the photo i took below, i know there is a meaning of it maybe sort of a blessing for them.

near grand palace is wat prachetuphon or wat pho, one of the oldest wats in bangkok where you can find one of the largest single buddha images of 160 ft length, the reclining buddha (phra buddhasaiyas).  entrance fee to wat pho is 50 baht.

there was a lot of these carved stone giants in the temple.

one of the major tourist attraction in bangkok is wat benchamabophit or well-known as, the marble temple.

this beautiful temple is made of italian marble, admission fee is 20 baht.

that is me infront of the temple, the ordination hall but it is prohibited to go inside.  those chinese tourists are not on line to get in actually.