The whole trip cost 500B, which was one-third of the taxi from the airport to Ayutthaya.
|Bangkok from my room at Centre Point Silom|
I really had no further plans for the afternoon, so went to the pool, swam and read for about an hour. At about 5:00 PM, I decided to walk to the Mandarin Oriental to have a sunset beer by the river. That's the nice thing about the Centre Point Silom, you can enjoy the Mandarin's high priced beers ($10) without paying for their high priced rooms ($300+). I walked the few short blocks to the Mandarin and took some pictures along the way. The doorman at Centre Point had told me how to get there ( walk to 40 soi (alley)) or I would not have known otherwise. There are no signs where 40 soi leaves the main road, and there are none on the hotel. I saw a building that looked like a hotel and asked and sure enough it was.
|Fruit stand on the street|
|Typical Bangkok traffic|
|On the terrace of the Mandarin enjoying my beer|
|Night vegetable market on the way to the Skytrain|
|Blue Elephant Restaurant|
|Late night fireworks|