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Monday, August 26, 2013

Trip to Bangkok



Am back after spending a whole week in Thailand.   This is my second visit but first time as a holiday so was looking forward to it. I had done my research  contacted a good tour operator, JHI  tour and ticketing, and searched around for good halal food stalls  online, because I heard  that it can be difficult finding halal food.  But you know what, it was  pretty easy to find halal food as   there were so many middle eastern tourists that they had almost 3 halal food stalls in almost every food court  in  all the malls we visited.
The first day we visited the Siam Ocean World, the boys had fun checking out the aquarium there and varius attractions. There was even a Madam Tussauds  in that mall although we didnt visit it this time. We had some delicious lunch at a Indian food stall on the ground floor food court of Siam Paragon, Royal India which served really good Indian food fare.
non-vegetarian thali : naan, saffron rice, palak paneer, butter chicken, tarka dahl , gulab jamun
Day two we spent in an  amusment park , Dream world a great place to let your hair down  and just go have some quality family fun time. There is something for all ages, even a snow town.  The down part was there was no halal food in the  food court but lucky for us our tour group brought lunch for us.  Our tour guides specialised in touring muslim tourists around thailand  so  when visiting place where there was no halal food they came armed with lunch packs.  Dinner was at a muslim owned thai restaturent, Sophia restaurent, which served delicious thai food. 

Day three was the best of all three, Safari world is  one place you have to visit  with kids because those shows they  have  are worth watching and then finally exiting the  from the park through and area where the  wild animals are left to wander around freely in an african safari style  area of the park.
Its not everyday you get to have a conversation with a giraffe
      I think its place worth visiting when in bangkok with kids. Had dinner at a sweet little  muslim restaurent , called Hayathi restaurent, where I  got to taste a delicious Pad Thai. Hayathi Restaurent is situated  near Darul Aman mosque .
Pad thai served at Hayathi Restaurent

The remaining 3 days were spent shopping.  We stayed at  Grand Diamond Suites which is situated in the middle of 3-4 huge  shopping malls within walking distance. All the shopping malls have one or two halal food stalls and even a prayer room.  BTS train station  is about 15 -20 minute walking distance. Its easier to walk than to take a taxi ,as bangkok streets is usual jammed, walking lets you check out the sites and savor the food and little road side  vendors.

So over all it was a good trip, the boys had fun, me and my hubby got plenty of rest. Now its back to the real world and blogging world.  Will be visiting my blogger friends soon.

11 comments:

  1. woooow great trip!!! Welcome back!
    Nice to know it's easy to find halal fook in Bangkok ;)

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  2. It sounds like a wonderful holiday! I'm so glad you had a good time. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Glad that you had a great time in Thailand. That pad thai looks so GOOD!

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  4. Glad you had an awesome time! Spending time with family, eating good food and shopping who could ask for more.

    Welcome home.


    Velva

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  5. Wow, seems you had loads of fun there..Lovely pictures and thanks for the pictures.

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  6. so happy you had a fun trip and you found good food and family fun hugs

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  7. I have not been to Bangkok before and your holidays seem fun and gastronomic.

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  8. wow! you had such a lovely trip,it is great to know you liked Indian food.. :-)

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  9. Welcome back! I'm glad you had a fun trip!!

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  10. Hi, glad to hear that you had a lovely trip. Did you use JHI tour? Are they good? My mom and her friends are planning a trip to Bangkok in November and are looking for a good muslim tour agency.. Would love to hear what you thought of them!

    Regards,
    Athirah Yusuh.

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    1. Yes JHI tours are quite good, you can follow the link and mail them, they are quite quick in replying just make sure you leave a subject in the inquiry form in their website :). They even have shopping tours and medical tours.

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