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Sunday, February 02, 2014

✈ Day 1 in Bangkok: Asiatique, The Riverfront


Picture explains it all. So we spent our Christmas night at Asiatique The Riverfront, an open air riverside shopping mall. I've been dreaming to celebrate Christmas at overseas and finally my dreams came true! I'm not a Christian, but I do enjoy the Christmas spirit and atmosphere very much; Christmas trees and decorations are all over the place while the caroling of Christmas songs echo through the air ^_^ It would be perfect if it was snowing in Bangkok heh. We got so excited once we arrived at Asiatique because the place is way too beautiful and the Christmas decorations are so catchy that we thought we've been transported to another country. Not forgot to mention that the ambiance there is quite lively and not overcrowded, me likey!


You may hop on these mini trains in Asiatique (free of charge) while enjoying the breathtaking view along the streets and save some energy for shopping later heh.

We were starving to death upon arrival and hence we just quickly settle our dinner at a restaurant nearby, 9E furniture bar. This small restaurant is down a side lane in warehouse 9, Factory District (kindly refer to the directory) and has laidback atmosphere and some retro furnishings and designer armchairs to lounge in serving fusion cuisine.




They claimed they serve the best authentic Thai cuisine in Asiatique but it's totally wrong! Their foods are rather bland in taste especially the tom yam soup and pineapple fried rice where I believe I can find better Thai foods in any other restaurants. So I would recommend you guys to visit other restaurants instead as there are more than 40 restaurants here ranging from Japanese, Italian, Korean, American, Thai, Chinese and even Turkish to feed your stomach. If you opt for cheaper food, there is also an outdoor food court at Town Square district and it's covered up so don't need to worry if it's raining.

After dinner, we went for a walk and start our shopping plan yay!




Further down the streets after 9E furniture bar, there are many creative or DIY stuffs selling there such as birthday mugs and various unique door locks as shown in the pictures above. There are even more but most of the shopkeepers do not allow us to take pictures. If you're a collector or vintage lover, then you shouldn't miss out this place!



At asiatique, you will see many artists along the street and surprisingly they charge way cheaper than in Malaysia. I bought one with boyfriend's and my faces on it and it only costs us 200 Baht if not mistaken (Y)



1000 Baht only for a cartoon printed ukelele! What a deal... I was so tempted to get myself one T_T



Seriously Asiatique is so beautiful that you can just simply snap your ootd at any corner or in front of the shop lot and I actually took this picture in front of a Japanese restaurant. Yay or nay? :P


One of the main attractions at Asiatique, Asiatique Sky, a jaw-dropping 60 metre high ferris wheel with 42 gondolas, which also known as the highest ferris wheel in Thailand. Was trying to snap a picture in front of the ferris wheel but it's too big to be in the picture. 250 Baht for an adult ticket, 150 Baht for children under 120cm or you may opt for a VIP gondola which able to accommodate 4-5 persons. For more information, please visit their official website.




Typical tourist picture with the Asiatique landmark. Seriously I just couldn't get enough of this place; perfect place to chill, hang out with your friends/family or even have a drink by the river. Why we don't have this type of open air riverside shopping mall in Malaysia T_T I'll definitely revisit Asiatique and ready to take tons of pictures here xx


Asiatique, The Riverfront
2194 Chaoroenkrung Road,
Wat Prayakrai, Bangkoleam,
Bangkok 10120, Thailand.



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Transportation:
BTS Skytrain Silom line to Saphan Taksin station and get off at exit 2. Head to Sathorn pier, take free shuttle boat to Asiatique by following the signboard and you will reach the destination 10 minutes later.

Operation hour: 4:00PM - 12:00AM daily
Website: www.thaiasiatique.com

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Previous posts of Bangkok:
Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha: www.yuhjiun09.com/2014/01/day-1-in-bangkok-wat-pho-temple-of.html

39 comments:

  1. Wah such a prety place. I wanna visit there one day too :D

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    1. Yes you should! For me, it's one of the must visit place in Bangkok haha :p

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  2. Wow, looks like you had a lot of fun!

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    1. Hehe yeah and the place is so beautiful :)

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  3. Looks absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing these with us! Your pictures are fantastic, by the way. ^^

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting! :)

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  4. yerrrr! i jelly! i wanna go! haha

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    1. Come come! Haha let's go together :p

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  5. what camera u used for this night shot ? really nice !!

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  6. Your photos are LOVELY! I just loved reading all about your travels, it makes me wish I was still on holiday with my family <3 GIG

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you enjoyed reading <3

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  7. I love travelling...this look like a great place ,glad you enjoyed it <3 GIG

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    1. I love travelling too! Can't wait for the next trip :D

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  8. wowww ur photos very nice especially the first one that lose focus one! =D

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    1. Thank you Henryyy! But still I need to brush up my photography skills heh

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  9. Wahhh I really love your Photos! I hope you wouldn't mind if I ask you what camera do you use? :) giglove

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    1. Thanks Bella! I'm using Sony Nex 3N :)

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  10. wow looks like u had real fun at asiatique .... i never got a chance to visit this play but i sim ply love thailand ... so badly want to go there again ....




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    1. Yeah, now I feel like going back to Bangkok again! I miss those days heh :D

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  11. I wish I could travel to Bangkok real soon. Been dreaming to visit the place. Great photos and mouth watering food :)

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  12. I'm planning to visit Bangkok this years since I learned about affordable rates on airfare being offered by different airlines! so excited to experience similar stuff like the food and adventures you've tried :D

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  13. Bangkok is already added on my bucket list to travel. I wish I can visit there this year or next year! Great photos. :#giglove

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  14. You made me miss Bangkok so much... I shall visit here the next time I go.. :D #giglove #smallnhot

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  15. Looks like you had such an amazing days in Bangkok. I hope I get a chance to visit Bangkok soon.

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  16. Looks like a lovely adventure - You're a great photographer, what a wonderful set of pictures! <3 #GIGLove

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  17. This is definitely on on my list of places to travel <3 #GIGLOVE

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  18. wow this place look stunning..next time if i go bangkok i will sure visit this place!!!!

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  19. What a beautiful place! I hope I can go one day...
    Love the Hello Kitty guitar...so cute!
    giglove!

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  20. omg a Ferris wheel! Can i just say I have a major weakness for Ferris wheels =D
    you look like you had a lot of fun at Bangkok! Imagine if all the butterflies got together and traveled there!

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  21. Oh, I have been to Asiatique this January and they don't have the same design now. I haven't ridden the huge Ferris wheel though

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  22. It's so cute to breathe this vacation atmosphere. Everything looks lovely and fun and that food?!?! so yummy.
    keep on shining.
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    mari

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  23. I hope to go to Bangkok soon!! =D Looks fun!! The food looks delish too =) gig
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  24. That food looks amazing. I can't believe it taste that great. The tshirts and guitars thingd are too cute for words lol

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  25. I would absolutely love to spend Christmas here. Everything looks so cheerful and colorful and you just killed me with those foods! Yummy! x Donah giglove

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  26. wow.. everything looks amazing! Those guitars look so cute! Wish I could have one of them although I can't even play :P

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  27. it all looks so pretty! i had never really imagined what christmas in bnagkok would be like! just hot XD

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  28. every place looks so beautiful during the Christmas holidays! I would love to visit Bangkok one day. giglove

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  29. Omooo I like seafood! The place looks really great!

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