I will have to start this post with these three words ‘I am sorry’. I feel bad because I promised to keep you updated on what I was up to in Thailand, but I couldn’t. There were lots of fun activities going on around me, and whenever I’m about to write, I get distracted by activities (Yeah! fun activities …and I just can’t say ‘No’ …lol).
This has left me with a lot to write about, that I don’t know where to start … Anyway, I’ll try to give you some of the highlights of our trip.
Thailand is beautiful and is a popular tourist destination in South-East Asia. We visited some of its cities and Islands, and all I can say is ‘Wow!!!’
While in Bangkok, we visited the Grand Palace, which is made up of numerous buildings in open gardens and courtyards. It has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782.
There are also some art designs that caught my attention, but to be honest, I can’t remember what our tour guide said they represent
Based on their restrictions on dress code, I was made to tie a piece of cloth around my waist (I noticed most females had that around because tights and other body clinging clothes are not allowed) … I ended up liking it.
Lovers of art works would really love this place.
We also visited one of the Buddhist temples which is also a known tourist attraction, Wat Pho (Temple of the reclining Buddha). It is directly adjacent to the Grand Palace, so there was no need going back and forth (we visited both places same day).
I was surprised at the number of tourist you see at every site (even on days that are not weekends).
We also visited Siam Ocean World, which is said to be the biggest Aquarium in South East Asia
It was a place for the whole family, considering the fact that they also have kids play area
Safari World is also another beautiful place we visited
We enjoyed the bird show
Fed the swans
Got to see some of the animals
…etc. There are lots of pictures of other animals, fun activities and shows (which would be too much to upload) …I was impressed.
Phuket is an island known for its lovely beaches and resorts. Our stay in Phuket was very relaxing, I really liked our Hotel/Resort (although when it comes to hospitality, Mandarin Oriental, our Bangkok location still remains my Thailand best Hotel), the view of the hotel from our balcony was lovely
I also liked the fact that the hotel has kids club (with Nanny)
It gave us time to enjoy the couple massage at the Hotel’s Spa without worrying about Zita (our little princess)
The pool and beach was our regular spot
We also attended the Phuket Fantasea show which I would say is a “must see” if you visit Phuket. It is Las Vegas style of entertainment. Devices with cameras are not allowed into the theater itself (Oh! …I would have uploaded the video …lol), but here are other pictures taken outside the theater
Another aspect of the Phuket stay that really thrilled me was the surprise romantic dinner by the beach from my hubby
Sorry, the pictures aren’t clear, this is best I could get
The lighting of the lantern was amazing, I watched it disappear
Phi Phi Island
The cruise to Phi Phi Island was fun
We stopped briefly at Maya Bay and Phi Phi Ley (the location for the movie; “The Beach”, that starred Leonardo DiCaprio)
Also stopped at the Viking Cave
And spent a good time at Phi Phi Don Island
I enjoyed our stay in Thailand …it was lovely.
Our trip back to Muscat was in the evening, and I slept almost all through the journey
Kob Khun Ka (it means ‘Thank You’ in Thai)