On day six of our Best Friends Forever Mega Famil in Thailand, we rise early to a beautiful buffet breakfast before heading down to the Kglong Lat Mayom Floating Market, one of three floating markets located close to Bangkok.
Being the popular tourist attractions that it is, we had to see it for ourselves and eating at the floating market is a memorable experience, cheap, delicious, fresh and always served with smile.
Specialising in delicious, local Thai dishes, the floating market also offers clothing, house decorations, accessories, souvenirs, local arts and crafts and other novelty items.
We travel down the canal to view traditional Thai houses and enjoy a walk through the community.
A couple of the local Thai people let welcome us into their home to witness the Thai way of living.
Some utilise their home as accommodation, others reside in the house and have a sacred room to pray to the Buddha and find peace.
When we return to Hotel Centara Watergate mid-afternoon, we freshen up and get ready for our hotel inspection and dinner at the Shangri-La Bangkok, where we are welcomed with a floral garland of jasmine flowers.
Over-looking the beautiful river and city, the hotel is exquisitely decorated with Thai decorations, reminding visitors of the culture and invoking a sense of enjoyment.
Consisting of 802 rooms and two wings, the Shangri-La Wing and the Krungthep Wing, each room in the hotel has its own unique element to it, which range from Deluxe right up to the Premier and Suites, which start from Premier Suite to the Presidential Suite.
Later in the evening, we are treated to a beautiful, traditional Thai performance by four Thai dancers who were dressed impeccably in traditional costume.
Dinner was served shortly after the performance and consisted of a five dish degustation, accompanied by a red or white wine of our choice.
Unfortunately, dinner was slightly rushed as we were pressed for time to catch our boat to traditional Thai martial arts performance, “Muay Thai Live – The legend lives.”
Featuring incredible stunts, legendary stories, sound effects and of course Muay Thai, kept the crowds well entertained during the 90 minute long spectacle with plenty of variety and great talent.