Bangkok , Ayutthaya and Khao Yai Self Drive Advanture

Tip

RentalCarcom to rent car

Toll Fee THB 20-50 to avoid traffic Jam

Be careful Truck in highway

Recommended Restaurant 

MidWinter Green (Khao Yai )

The Bidder‘s Lodge cafe  (Khao Yai )

Chocolate Factory  (Khao Yai )

Krua Khao Yai  (Khao Yai )

The Mew Khao Yai  (Khao Yai )

Roti Samai store ( Ayutthaya)

After you ( Bangkok)

Itinerary Summary:-

Day 1, Centara Grand at Central plaza 

Day 2, Thames Village , Chocolate factory, Palio Italy , Pachong Night Market, Midwinter green

Day 3, National Park Khao Yai, PB Village, My Ozone

Day 4, Ayuttaya Historical Park , Siam Paragon, Siam square

Day 5, Central World, May’s Garden House Restaurant

Khao Yai National Park covers more than 2,000 square kilometers of forest and grassland in central Thailand. More than 50 km of hiking and biking trails wind through the long-standing nature preserve, and its many waterfalls include 150m-tall Haew Narok and 20m-tall Haew Suwat,  The park also shelters diverse wildlife such as bears, gibbons, elephants and hornbills. ( Wikipedia)

No Grab, no Metter teksi in Khao Yai, I highly recommend you self drive in Khao Yai or charter a private car.

Day 1 , we travel from Changi  to Bangkok. Car rental procedure which is rather easy, we book online rent from Sixt . we did all the registration in airport counter and got the car via shelter . I tied to search the car return Sixt, but unable to find this place , hence please key in to  Google map -Avis Airport car return .

This is my favour dessert -Thai Milk Tea Kakigori  ,  the restaurant is always crowded. But it’s definitely worth the price and waiting time! There’s free flow tea (self service)

We check in at Centara Grand at Central plaza, we had our dessert ( After you) and diner at shopping center next door ( Central Plaza).

The line donut was so cute, Lion Donut café, hence we took away 2 of them, basically I don’t like donut but brought for fun.

Day 2

we drive more than 3  hours to reach Khao Yai, this is because traffic jam at Bangkok area,  and many Truck  at high way hence we not drive fast .

we checked in to our hotel -Thames Village about noon time and started our journey at Khao Yai. our hotel look like a England village , and tis is totally difference experience with outside.

Our First Station -Palio Italy -not too far from our hotel just 3 minute drive, Palio is a Italian themed market square where you can get a little shopping done. Entrance is free and we were really quite amazed at the details they tried to replicate for an immersive out of the country experience. From the architecture of the buildings, to the stone cobbled streets, they even had accordion music playing in the speakers, throughout the streets!

Entrance Fee: Free
Address: 
146/1 ม.4 Palio Khaoyai, ถ.ธนะรัชต์ กม.17, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9AM – 7PM (Sun – Thurs); 8:30AM – 8PM (Fri & Sat)

Second station we stop by Chocolates Factory, is a Dessert house and restaurant  , we had a great afternoon tea at here, ambient was good,. is a good place to hang out.

AddressPak Chong, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

 

 

Pak chong Night Market – this night market is small, we easier finish walking within 1 hour, most of the stall in the market are selling food and beverage. the choices of food are not many but more for local taste buds

Dinner at Midwinter Green-The buildings’ exterior tells you this place is gonna be unusually beautiful from the others. As you enter, they welcome you with beautiful interior coupled with high ceilings. Request to sit outside and you will get a different scenic view with open skies, mountains and greenery.

ddress: 10 88/88 Soi Ban Sai Thong Mu 24 Soi 2, Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM

Day 3 ,we had a nice breakfast at castle tea room- Thames valley .cosy and nice environment .

National Park Khao Yai-Khao Yai National Park covers more than 2,000 square kilometers of forest and grassland in central Thailand. More than 50 km of hiking and biking trails wind through the long-standing nature preserve, and its many waterfalls include 150m-tall Haew Narok and 20m-tall Haew Suwat,

After our jungle tracking at Khao Yai National Part , we had rushing to our  PB Valley tour at 3.30Pm

PB VAlley is the pioneer of winemaking in Khao Yai since 1989.

The tour leaves 3 –5 times a day (9AM,1030AM, 12PM, 3.30PM ) and will bring you through vineyards, the wine factory and of course, to taste some wine. Kids as well as those who aren’t up for alcohol can ask for a full glass of 100% Shiraz Grape juice instead.

Cost: ฿320 for a 75 minute tour around the winery (Includes 3 wine tasters)
Address:102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong Nakorn Ratchasima 30320
Opening Hours:8AM – 4:30PM

Contact: Pre-book the wine tours by sending an email to info@khaoyaiwinery.com or calling them at 08 1733 8783

We need to drive another 1 hour to check in my Ozone, and the road to the resort

ar the end we took diner at resort restaurant .

Day 4 we enjoyed a great breakfast at garden , the green scenery make my day.

The swimming pool one of the attraction in the resort, the swimming pool which consist indoor and out door, we enjoyed a great view while swimming.

One of the added point to this resort, complementary body check up worth of TBH 6000 for hotel guest, and we went for medical check up after our swimming session. The person in charge in the medical Centre ( just beside reception counter ) are friendly.

The room of My ozone is spacious and elegant too. Only one drawback we need to drive or work to the Reception , this castle is huge, hotel guest need to move via Gof car. If u open your window at the morning, you may see gof Infront of you .

We travel to Ayutthaya at noon , is took about almost 2 hours and trafic jam , we reached Ayutthaya at 2pm , we hv not much time, because we need to return car at 7pm . We only went to Ayutthaya historical park, the park are hug , and the parking hidden somewhere , we took a hard time to find car park.

we also brought the most famous desert T Atuttaya- Roti Samai.

We returned car and check in to Holiday inn Bangkok , strategic location , easierly reach via BTS. We shop around and diner at Restaurant near by.

Day 5 , morning we dine at Marriot hotel , This is because , TripAdvisor command the best buffer breakfast at Bangkok , while I thought near to my hotel , but not really , which is quite far away .

we went to May’s Garden , this is a tontoro restaurant , pricy but delicious dessert. We took a lot of picture there .

After my dessert time , we went for foot massage near by .

The last but no least , we back to central world to buy souvenir and dine at there . Before to back to Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

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