Bangkok Day 1: Patumwan House and Siam Paragon

During the March hols this year, we spent a happy week in the Land of Smiles. Been wanting to visit Bangkok for the longest time – I haven’t been there since the kids came along! – and when I saw the cheap budget air tickets, I quickly snapped them up.

We took an afternoon flight which was rather uneventful. It is getting so much easier travelling with kids. For this trip, we didn’t even bring a stroller, milk powder or diapers!

We didn’t secure our accomodation till the very last minute and I ended up booking a super cheap hotel called Patumwan House near MBK. It was really back to basics haha but it was relatively clean and the location was great!

We were all starving by the time we landed in the late afternoon. First order of the day: Beef noodles at Nuer Koo at Siam Paragon. It was about 4pm (5pm Singapore time) by the time we had our ‘lunch’! Jo didn’t nap on the plane so he was a bit cranky that day and slept through our quick meal. The beef noodles were soft and yummy and maybe a tad salty.

We walked around a bit, snacked on Auntie Anne’s pretzels (which became a daily ritual for the rest of our trip coz so cheap!) and let the boys loose at the toys department of Siam Paragon.  Took an leisurely walk back to our hotel cutting through Siam Square – so many nice shops along the way as well as a small night market. Ah that’s Bangkok for you!

Since it had a been a rather long day for the boys, we decided to call it an early night.

If you are keen on our itinerary, here are the links:

Bangkok Day 1: Patumwan House and Siam Paragon

Bangkok Day 2: Chatuchak and MBK

Bangkok Day 3: This post

Bangkok Day 4: Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World and MBK

Bangkok Day 5: Bangkok Kidzania and Rod Fai Ratchada night market

Bangkok Day 6, 7: Imaginarium Playland and Neon Talad night market