DAY 1

Apr 09 2019

This is the one day trip from Bangkok to Phuket and back in the evening. I just need to go to the Wat Pra Thong (Golden Buddha Temple) to respect with the Bai Si (a conical arrangement of folded banana leaves and flowers). We booked the early flight as we must arrive there before noon. However, with the ticket price, we got a pretty early flight one and took rental car by budget (highly recommended!)

Don Mueang International Airport

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Phuket International Airport

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We chose the flight from Air Asia as it boarded at the Don Mueang Airport which is not far from our home. After arriving at Phuket, we took the rental car directly to Wat Pra Thong (in Google Map as Scpo). It’s not far from the airport that much.

Phuket International Airport

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Scpo

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Wat Pra Thong - The Golden Buddha

Unfortunately on that day, there was the ceremony for preparing the Royal ceremonial bath of purification (on the coronation ceremony in 6th of May). So the temple was temporary closed for event, not open for public. We decided to go to Wat Chalong (Wat Chaithararam) instead to respect our famous Loung Phor (monk) Chaem.

Scpo

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Wat Chaithararam

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Wat Chalong

After that we went to have lunch at our beloved little authentic café called “Loba Bang Nuew”. If you love the entrails, you need to come to try it.

Wat Chaithararam

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ร้านโลบะบางเหนียว(สูตรดั้งเดิม)

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After lunch, we still have time. We need to wait for the end of ceremony which we already checked with the security guard before leaving the temple that the ceremony will run till 17:00. So we would come back around that time. That’s why we still have 4 hours free and decided to go the beach as we are in Phuket now.

Surin beach came to our mind suddenly as it is not far enough and still on our way back to the temple and airport.

ร้านโลบะบางเหนียว(สูตรดั้งเดิม)

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Surin Beach

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Time’s up! We went out from that beach around 16:30 as it’s around 30 mins driving to the temple. We had the good time to chill and got much energy from the sea. I, myself, believe that when I’m weak, the sea can charge my power up. We went back to the Wat Pra Thong and glad to know that the ceremony was over and we were allowed to go inside to respect the Buddha. (I suggest you to make a wish about your work or career)

Surin Beach

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Scpo

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Wat Pra Thong

Finally our mission is done! And we go to have dinner at Laem Hin Seafood Restaurant. For me, it was good enough. The seafood was fresh. The taste was good and the price was reasonable.

This one is another point on map. There are 2 branches. I was in the other branch which located on the way to airport.

After dinner, we went to the airport, returned the rental car, checked in and waited for the boarding time. Our flight was nice. The ground staffs were so helpful. My parents got the wheelchairs and we all boarded together earlier. I even wrote the compliments to the Air Asia service since check-in process. Everything was great! We arrived at home safely and tried 😴

Laem Hin Seafood

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Phuket International Airport

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Don Mueang International Airport

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