We left the Parklane Hotel in Siem Reip at 10.30am and headed to the airport by Tuk Tuk ($4) the Air Asia plane lifted off at 11.55 and after a smooth fight landed in Bangkok 50 mins later. Through immigration and out of the from doors of the airport straight onto a public bus (literally). A fast 15 minute trip to Mo Chit BTS station and bought a ticket and immediately onto a waiting train which took off when we boarded. Got to Siam station stepped off the train and right onto a train on the next door platform. Three stops later we got off the train, walked down the exit No.2 steps and literally into the front entrance of our hotel.

Total time from Siem Reap Hotel to Bangkok hotel ….. 3.5 hours !!!!

No jet lag today 🙂

The hotel taken from station. Down the steps buy your goodies from the vendors and in the entrance. 🙂

`King Royal Garden Inn

`King Royal Garden Inn

Many people say “I don’t like Bangkok, it’s big, noisy, hot and crowded”…. Of course it is…!!!!!!!!!! That’s why we love it 🙂

Our hotel room was HUGE, large fridge, air con, free WiFi, DVD player, king size bed, en suite, three seat couch, flat screen TV and quiet even though it is next to the six lane road and the skytrain. At the entrance there is a 7/11 store, a beauty saloon, a florist, an “alien marriage” and visa shop, a restaurant, massage shop and a couple of stalls selling deep fried chicken and other deep fried goodies (had them for lunch) and in the basement there is a food hall that must seat 200 people. It is different, but at $32 a night breakfast included it’s a good deal.  🙂

Is that Martians?

Is that Martians?

Entrance to hotel

Entrance to hotel

The wombats are happy 🙂


Wombats comments on Bangkok.

1 = bad 10 =good

Based on a stay at Kings Royal Garden Inn Hotel:


  • Accommodation where we stayed: 5 out of 10

  • Ease of using local transport 10 out of 10

  • Atmosphere of Bangkok: 9 out of 10

  • General cleanliness: 8 out of 10

  • Locals friendliness: 9 out of 10

  • Ability to communicate: 9 out of 10 (Easy)

  • Foods varieties: 10 out of 10

  • Restaurants and eateries: 10 out of 10

Comments: A fantastic modern city growing daily. Getting around is simple using the train system and taxis. Food is abundant ranging from hawker stalls to high class restaurants. Shopping is great ranging from the many markets to huge shopping malls.

The Grand Palace.. Click here

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