If u want to just go Wat Pho for massage, i'll not suggest so. Cause over there quite warm and the facilities very limited, think just mattress for massaging. Why not u go after shopping Emporium or after Chinatown?
Just back from BKK and had a great time shopping, eating n massage! But not enough time to cover alot of places
Postiveme and spa lover,
I did body scrub, wrap and massage at Blooming Spa! Total 3 hrs for 2800 baht. Nice place n gd service! Btw, they ve 2 branches at BKK - Sukhumvit (2mths old) and Rachadapisek. Went to the latter one but abit hard to find. They opened from 10am till midnite n last booking is 10pm.
Andreal and littlefoot,
I dun think you can finish shopping at Suan Lum in one nite leh. The place is very big and its like mini Chatuchak. Personally like the place cos its much neater and not so hot but price more X. Also, there are food centre, rest, pubs n cafes. Quite happening!
Little foot, Gayson Plaza is high end shopping centre. Nothing much and price not much diff or more x as compared to singapore.
Andreal and those staying at Eastin,
If you ve the time, dun go to the massage outside Eastin cos its more costly (250 baht for 1hr, 400 baht for 2 hrs) and not v good. If you walk further out there are alot @ 139 baht per hr! We tried M@B Pratunam Massage and cos we in big group, we oni paid 128 baht for 1hr and its very gd!
For those going to Pratunam, you gals can try Indra Square. Aircon, reasonable price and better quality clothings. For those who staying at Eastin, when you out of the hotel, you will see 7-11. Turn right at 7-11, go all the way straight till T junction dan turn left. You will see a overhead bridge shortly after you walk straight. The bridge will link to Indra Square. If you going to the above massage, instead of talkin the overhead, you go all the way straight.
Oh you can try the wantan mee ops Grand Diamond hotel! Yum yum...
For those going to MBK, there is a link bridge to another shoppin centre. I didnt ve the time to go to the shopping centre but my col said its worth going.
hi andreal, me oso thinking of relaxing by Eastin's pool leh but dono gt enuff time for relaxing nt?? hahaha..... And oso the lounge so nice.. Mayb i tell the recep there, i'm there for honeymoon see whether gt 'special' nt?? haha notti me..... heehee
BTW, frm Eastin hw to go to Suan Lum?? by cab or bts??
Need some help on going to Bangkok. I was thinking of going on the weekend of 19/20 Feb 05, but am worried that the shops may not be opened as it is still within the 15 days of Chinese New Year. Can anyone advise?
Littlefoot, location wise Asia hotel is more convenient. However, for my 4days in BKK, we either walk or took a cab. Cab range from 50-70 baht averagely so if you divide out its not v costly. Room in Eastin is spacious and clean...
Btw, there are actually alot of spa in Sukhumvit area...
haha wah u really got a vivid memory of all directions etc hor. Btw is there anything to see ard Bloomingspa area? Hw did u get there?
Yup! Suan Lum got an entertainment stage..very relax hor. For us still okie cos mayb we knew what to lok for over there so kinda walk faster *grin*
Hey thks. act. the one opp. Eastin very ex, we nvr go there. The massage u had is the norm massage rite? cos ours is 2hrs 'OIL' massage ard 500bht only..consider quite cheap
But there's really quite a few as u walk down the streets so can slowly see and try.
u bery notti hor, aiya too bad mi cant use this method cos fren and sis tag along I make sure i go for a dip in Eastin swimming pool b4 leaving bkk...dun care. we always take cab to Suan Lum, cos most of time ard 6pm..legs sng till cant walk liao lol
thks so much
mi felt the same as zenn, location wise Asia is beta cos got bts which will make transport cheaper and faster. However I v. particular abt sweaty smell (just been honest) and another thing is pickpocket esp very crowd & cramp in train.
Reason why i choose Eastin is, after divide out the cab fare is not that costly oso. And ard Eastin got 7-11, supper, massage many shops. And of cos the last reason i wun choose Asia is bcos.....tos things lor Ahmmm..
Its ok tat u stay in Asia..BTS jus next to the hotel beri fang bian mah..i stayed there b4 not to worry..hw many of u going?
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All of u here making me soooo excited..Andreal, i wil update u on KING & I should i pop by there..
Haha cos just came back so still remember! I went to the branch at Rachadapisek. There is a Lotus shopping mall ops but we didnt go. Would suggest you gals to go to Sukhumvit branch. Think more things there n Cabbage n Condom rest is somewhere there rite?
Yeah yeah cabbage & comdoms is jus round the corner at sukhumvit rd.
<font color="0000ff">hi littlefoot,</font>
yr package DIY one har?if u takg cab jus tell driver terminal 2,they wil understand..anyway their terminal not like our airport in SG so far apart..Their T1 & 2 is on the same landmark, one long stretch..
dun worry u wont b lost,most plcs u intend to go r along BTS line..
mayb u can skip robinson,sogo..not much things to buy cos high end shopping centre..Isetan & Zen is inside WTC..since u plan to go emporium,u can makan at cabbage & condoms after tat spa @ KING & I..
Yup King & I is a nice spa...went in to take a look beri nice..bt din hv time to do massages cos me n hubby gobbles nice nice food in cabbage n condoms...hehe..next time u plan to go there la
<font color="ff6000">Hi littlefoot,</font>
no harm going to emporium cos can find gd buy in e dept store..the rest of the shops are all branded goods & their hm country high end brands..got kinokuniya/tower records oso..dun 4get to attack Central(my main aim 4 tis trip)
..ohhh 1 more thing,i realise shops in suan lum close earlier than 12am leh..cos e shop owners dun wana missed their last train @ 11 or 11.30pm..cant rem
juz got bak frm bangkok... stayed in Baiyoke Sky.. nothing happen n everything is great as they upgrade me to sky zone's junior suite without additional charges.. lots of tourist stayed there too.. dun c any cracks or feel unsafe at all.. so littlefoot.. tink its not a problem to continue wif ur stay there.. been to chatuchak.. not much time to shop.. but a well worth shopping trips as i've bought lots of things i nided there.. better wear some loose clothes coz in the noon it'll get pretty hot.. but its only at ard 11 plus (BKK time) dat all shops r open.. so no point going early..
anyway.. Baiyoke Sky is great! so is their breakfast n service staff.. also another thing to note.. dun get the airport transfer frm the airport.. they charge 700baht (1-way).. n if go by expressway got to pay 20 baht per tollway.. so better check wif ur hotel hw much they charge d transfer first coz Baiyoke only charge me 570baht plus tollway fee for my trip to airport today.. whh is much cheaper..
Here's the direction to cabbage & condoms..something funny after they give back u yr change after meal,they will give 1 person 1 condom each...
<font color="ff0000">Take BTS to Asok Station. Get out from e Times Sq exit. Continue walking until u pass an overhead bridge. Turn left at the next small lane & u will see e big signage Massage & Spa, just 5mins walk,beri deep in</font>
Here's the webby to blooming spa..can go to sukhumvit branch which is nearer..