I left Siam Ocean World and walked to Siam Discovery. It was still raining, but I still made my way to the top of Siam Discovery, where Madame Tussauds was situated.
Mind you, I didn’t upload every wax figure I saw. There are a few Thai celebrities as well, along with other popular faces like Serena Williams and a few other historical figures I left out. That said, I felt seeing both Siam Ocean World and Madame Tussauds for ฿1350 was worth the price of admission. You can get the same deal online in fact.
The plan now was to go to Asiatique the Riverfront. I had seen an ad claiming TAT was hosting special Loi Krathong celebrations there, with special shows and fireworks by the river. Even though I have been to Thailand twice now during Loi Krathong, I have never experienced the celebrations in Bangkok.
To get to Asiatique, I took the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and then walked to the boat terminal.
I bought a few t-shirts, and that was it. Many of the shops were closing up for the day. The restaurants were either booked for guests or too expensive for one person to dine.
But I was getting a bit annoyed by the insane crowds and decided to leave Asiatique early because the lines for the boats going back were just as long.
This concludes my Thailand 2012 series. It was a good trip, and for once — no bad luck in Thailand. I finally experienced the big lantern festival in Chiang Mai and I attended my first SM Town concert. I stayed for more than one day in Phuket and realized Phuket island does offer some nice beauty. I couldn’t visit Maeklong Market due to bad weather, but it’s okay — something for next time.
The only major destinations left in Thailand on my to-do list is Koh Samui (that includes the Full Moon party) and Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. This was my third big trip to Thailand (fourth if you include the one day stop-over). Thailand holds a special place in my heart as it was the first international destination I went to outside of India and Bahrain. I began my blog with my first Thailand trip, and I’m sure I will be back to this wonderful country.