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Ayutthaya & SuphanBuri ~ Historical & hidden gem of Thailand

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Continue from earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing here her Take Me Tour booking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’โœ… again

Pick 2๏ธโƒฃ ~ Ayutthaya from Bangkok: Temples โ›ฉโ›ฉ & Home-Cooked Tom Yum Kung ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด@ Shrimp ๐Ÿฆ Farm ~

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This day tour started with hotel ๐Ÿข pick up ๐Ÿš™ @ Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ in the morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† by the local expert, Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ& her hubby ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ, Khun Pichaet

Then, approximately an hour car ride ๐Ÿš™ to Ayutthaya to visit & explore some top๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปtemples โ›ฉโ›ฉ

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon เธงเธฑเธ”เนƒเธซเธเนˆเธŠเธฑเธขเธกเธ‡เธ„เธฅ  โ›ฉ

Woowโ€ผ๏ธ A pretty ๐Ÿ˜ Thai temple โ›ฉ to visit

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Quite a big crowd on that day ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

You may drop in a ๐Ÿ”ŸTHB coin into a wishing well for a wish โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

Some of the local Thai people ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ has pray ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป by changing the Buddha’s clothes ๐Ÿ’›

Then to visit the biggest sleeping ๐Ÿ’ค Buddha ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Wat Phanan Choeng เธงเธฑเธ”เธžเธ™เธฑเธเน€เธŠเธดเธ‡ โ›ฉ

Woowโ€ผ๏ธ An amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰ experience to admire 1๏ธโƒฃ of the Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ’s most beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ & biggest seated Gold Buddha ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was impressed ๐Ÿคฉ with the detailed great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป craving ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค noted from this temple visit โ›ฉ

Quite a big temple โ›ฉ to walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ& explore around ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

You may observe lots of Thai locals ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซhere will pray ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป by pasting the gold๐Ÿ’ฐon the Buddha ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Wat Mahathat เธงเธฑเธ”เธกเธซเธฒเธ˜เธฒเธ•เธธ โ›ฉ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has been here many years ago for this tree ๐ŸŒณ roots around the head of century-old Buddha ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves to be back for 2๏ธโƒฃnd visit here

Yes โœ…, this is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the most amazing sight ๐Ÿ‘€ in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ for Buddhist religious ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ›ฉ

You can capture lots of beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ photos ๐Ÿ“ธ around these beautiful famous temples โ›ฉโ›ฉ

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet เธงเธฑเธ”เธžเธฃเธฐเธจเธฃเธตเธชเธฃเธฃเน€เธžเธŠเธเนŒ  โ›ฉ

This wat  โ›ฉ is located within the ancient Grand Palace grounds

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Hmm…After all the amazing ๐Ÿคฉ visit to temples โ›ฉโ›ฉ in Ayutthaya

Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ& her hubby ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ, Khun Pichaet have treated SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป with a roti planta ๐Ÿžwith egg ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅš & banana ๐ŸŒ as well as a cup of iced Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ milk tea๐Ÿฅคbefore a 30 mins car ride ๐Ÿš™ to reach their organic shrimps farm ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

A chance to understand better & experiencing the real lifestyle of the Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ shrimp ๐Ÿฆ farmers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ in a rural SuphanBuri. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was being welcome ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป & greeted very warmly by the family members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

Also learnt how the farm supplies the oxygen ๐Ÿ’จ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has tried to catching ๐ŸŽฃ some shrimps ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ, however they are just shrimp babies. Ohh ya…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has failed โŒ๐ŸŽฃto catch any shrimps in her 1๏ธโƒฃst attempt

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also has visited the organic lotus ๐ŸŒธ farm, enjoyed the fresh lotus seeds (Tips๐Ÿ“Œ: Do remember to remove โŒ the centre green ๐Ÿ’š tips (it tastes bitter) in the middle of each seed), rice ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฝ field, watching birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ flying around & then enjoyed the special home cooking ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดtogether gather by Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

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Do click inโ˜๐Ÿปto SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โ€™s Instagram (IG) photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ album of her SuphanBuri visit & delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค home cooked Thai dining ya ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

Have you follow her IGโ“โ‰๏ธ

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Do enjoy this photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ & a short shrimp ๐Ÿฆ catching clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ album (swipe left โžก๏ธ for more) which captured from @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time with local expert, Khun Mai ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & her hubby, Chet ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ from #TakeMeTour during her time at #SuphanBuri day trip ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ ~ a hidden gem ๐Ÿ’Ž in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ . . Places ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“she has visited (including temples in #Ayutthaya & local flea night market in #Nonthaburi ~ refer her FB & YouTube) & activities she had experiences just so fulfilling ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป, @girlslovetravel . . โœ… Local home cooking by Mai from shrimp & lotus farms to table ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค๐Ÿฝ . . โœ… Suphan Buri ~ Mai & Chet's shrimp farm . . โœ… Suphan Buri local temple ~ Wat Phai Rong Wua & its local night market . . โœ… Nonthaburi ~ Big local flea night market . . More updates ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ on her FB page & #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ are captured in her YouTube named SiennyLovesDrawing & soon via her #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, blog link ๐ŸŒ at profile . . Interestedโ“โ‰๏ธ Enjoy a 500 THB discount โฌ‡๏ธ for your 1๏ธโƒฃst booking via ๐ŸŒ http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y ๐Ÿ˜€ . . Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปas exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ with local expert really an amazing experience I had โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Try it once & you will know ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand @officialtravel360 #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #travelling #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious ๐Ÿค” about the special home cooking dishes ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดby Khun Mai๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝโ“โ‰๏ธ

Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ style Spicy ๐ŸŒถ Shrimp ๐Ÿฆ Soup ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅฃ aka Tom Yum Kung

This pot ๐Ÿฒ of home cooked spicy soup specially prepared from shrimps ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ from the farm, vegetables ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฝ  & spices ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ from the garden around the Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ ‘s home ๐Ÿก

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Very fresh tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค & tangy shrimps to enjoy ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Fingers licking greatโ€ผ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

Moreover Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ didn’t put in lots of chilies, so not too spicy โŒ๐ŸŒถ for SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to enjoy

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has requested for additional sourish, so more organic lime juices being added in to this pot, absolutely delicious to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Black Pepper & Garlic Shrimps ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

Hmm…Perhaps the shrimps ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค for this dish were relatively smaller, so its meat slightly softer comparatively

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The black pepper flavour wasn’t too strong to enjoy, love โค๏ธ the taste as the garlic & black pepper really blended well ๐Ÿ‘ for this dish

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Garlic Fried Sea Bass ๐ŸŸ

Woowโ€ผ๏ธ This whole big fish ๐ŸŸ only specially for SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves โค๏ธ the crispy garlic on top of this dish, very appetitive ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to enjoy with the fresh fish ๐ŸŸ 

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Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฝ with Chicken ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ“

As a vegetables ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฝ lover, this dish of course the tasty ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค dish for her to pair with her shrimpsss dishesss ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

So satisfied happy home cooked lunch dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

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Colourful mini glutinuous balls in coconut ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ syrup๐Ÿฅ›(Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ style dessert ๐Ÿฅฃ)

Ohh my…Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ really read her mindโ“โ‰๏ธ

This is always SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s favourite Thai dessert

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It’s not just beautiful to enjoy, it’s tasty tangy to taste this whole Thai dessert bowl too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Yummy yummyโ€ผ๏ธ

Ohh ya…Before headed back to Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ & her hubby ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ has brought her to visit the local Big Buddha at Wat Phrai Rong Wua เธงเธฑเธ”เน„เธœเนˆเน‚เธฃเธ‡เธงเธฑเธง โ›ฉ & its local night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›

Definitely 1๏ธโƒฃ of the less travelled destination for foreign tourists to exploring here

Ohh ya…Do remember to pack your sunglasses ๐Ÿ•ถ , cap ๐Ÿงข / hat ๐Ÿ‘’ & dress modest ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘– (long pant/ dress for females๐Ÿ‘ญ) for this day tour ๐Ÿ†—

Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ & her hubby ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ also very nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to stop by Nok Hook flea night ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒƒ market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› at Nonthaburi on their way back ๐Ÿš™ to Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Some night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ market shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› to end this exciting long day ๐Ÿ˜€

Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ & her hubby ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ, Khun Pichaet for a great day tour & sure will always remember both of their great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป hospitality ๐Ÿค— They love ๐Ÿ’— to smile ๐Ÿ˜Š & willingly sharing about their shrimps ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ farm as well as home cooking tips ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด You will definitely enjoy both of their positive โž• energy & warm welcoming ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค— throughout the day ๐Ÿ˜€

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has created her vlog ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“น about this temples visits ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ›ฉโ›ฉ & delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค home cooking ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดprivate tour ๐Ÿš™ with Khun Mai ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝ, the local expert & her hubby ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธaway from the busy Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ to a famous province, Ayutthaya in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Let’s enjoy her visual ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ experience being captured ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿคฉ

Are you now interested for a day tour with local experiences ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ, top temples ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ›ฉโ›ฉ at Ayutthaya & enjoy home cookingโ“โ‰๏ธ

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discount โฌ‡๏ธ for your 1๏ธโƒฃst booking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’โœ… via ๐ŸŒ http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y ๐Ÿ˜€ 

Also welcome ๐Ÿค— to check out SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป โ€™s top contributor ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป account via ๐ŸŒhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews on the Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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A little gift from the Nok Hook flea night ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒƒ market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› at Nonthaburi as little appreciation for being a great local expert

#LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades#TakeMeTour #LostinThailan #TakeMeTour #ReviewThailand #LocalTable #tour #TourismThailand  #Ayutthaya #NonthaBuri #LocalExpert #travel #travels #travelling #blog #vlog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #foodlover #foodie #SuphanBuri #Thailand

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Samut Sakhon ~ Hidden gem in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Hey allโ€ผ๏ธย How have you spent your 2018 year end breakโ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย would like to sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about her 2018 year end travelling ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿงข with Take Me Tour, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Pick 1๏ธโƒฃ ~ย Samut Sakhon from Bangkok: Salt Farm Tour & Homemade Seafood ~ย 

Yes โœ…, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has booked ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’ more than a tour…do stay tune for her next blogging ya ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

Actually not just a wide variety of day tours, Take Me Tour also providing private car ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ airport transfer โœˆ๏ธ, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has booked ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’โœ… for a few & really impressed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ with its reliable, safe & comfy ride ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš™ to/ from Don Mueangย International Airport โœˆ๏ธ

Do consider for your convenience especially with night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ฌ arrival ya

Before she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has decided on this tour, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has read ๐Ÿ“– about the local expert of this said tour named Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย who has introduced herself as a wanderer in this small village & then become a close friend to many villagers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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During the tour, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has observed that Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย really having a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป relationship with the villagers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ & communicating well ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ with them. Definitely a strong healthy bonding ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿค & friendship being built, bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป to her ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also truly believes that Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธhas chosen โœ… to lead this day tour to introduce to all guests ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ about this small village in a less travelledย  province ~ Samut Sakhon, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ i.e. from the salt water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง gate, mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ , salt farm, home made seafoods ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ etc.

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย also aims to help to boost โฌ†๏ธ the economy of this small village & increase โฌ†๏ธ the earning power ๐Ÿ’ฐ of the villagers ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here especially during the raining โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง season where most of the salt farmers here will be experiencing the low โฌ‡๏ธ salt harvesting

Hmm…How’s this day tour thoughoutโ“โ‰๏ธ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป woke up early that morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† & went for a local Thai “bak kut teh” breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค , a non-halal dish ~ herb pork ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ soup ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅฃ served with riceย ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค It’s just a stall outside of a local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ‘s home ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก & within walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ distance fromย her hotelย ๐Ÿขย namedย Bangkok Loft Innย 

This hotel ๐Ÿข is located at๐Ÿ“55 Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Rd., Bangyeerua, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ A nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป comfy stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝwith its strategic location๐Ÿ“ i.e. 5๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ distance to the Wongwian Yai BTS skytrain station ๐Ÿš‰, very convenient ๐Ÿ†—๐Ÿ†’ More details for your hotel booking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’ via ๐ŸŒ http://www.bangkokloftinn.com/ย 

After breakfast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป then proceeded ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธto take the BTS skytrain ๐ŸšŠ from Wongwian Yai station ๐Ÿš‰ย Oppsss…Too early arrival ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† atย BTS stationย named Wutthakat ๐Ÿš‰, not because of the time difference ya…

Yesโœ…, she was about 1๏ธโƒฃ hour early from meet up @ 9๏ธโƒฃam to meet up with Khun Hansaย ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย as stated in her Take Me Tour booking ๐Ÿ“Œ Just too excited ๐Ÿ˜† for the day tour, Ha…Ha…Don’t laugh ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚ at her ya

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ A very niceย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย morningย ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†ย view with riverย ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, long boatย ๐Ÿ›ถย & watย โ›ฉย from the BTS stationย ๐Ÿš‡ย during her wait for the meet up ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Hmm…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was a bit lazy, else she would have walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธto visit this wat ย โ›ฉย nearby that morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† Instead she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป seated down in the BTS station ๐Ÿš‰ & then logged in to her social medias ๐Ÿ“ฑ & catching up with her friends & family members ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌย with her new ๐Ÿ†• ย Thai simcard named DTAC , more details via ๐ŸŒย http://www.dtac.co.th/en/home.html

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย was early to arrive too, so both ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ then started this day tour slightly early that the scheduled time of 9๏ธโƒฃam

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย is so friendly & shares the same travel passion as SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป, hence lots of common interest to chit chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค about during their approximately 30mins journey ๐Ÿš™ to Samut Sakhon province, also known by the locals as “Maha Chai” ๐Ÿ˜€

Both happily ๐Ÿ˜ƒ exchanged lots of respective travel stories, always a nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป meet & catch up with a travel lover during travel journeys ๐Ÿ˜

As you have reading ๐Ÿ“– her earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ here, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has visited plenty of mangrove parks ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ in her home country ~ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

However, this is SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‘s 1๏ธโƒฃst visit to a Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ‘s natural coastal mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ,ย a home to a wide variety of birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ & mudskippers ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ & along the Gulf of Thailand ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Oppsss…The mudskippers ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ here are fat & huge, it was high tides ๐ŸŒŠ during her visit, so not able โŒ to note the colourful Hermit crabs ๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€crawling on the muddy field ๐Ÿ˜Œโ˜บ๏ธ

Not to missed a visit to its mini museum / perhaps more to a conservation project centre ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š with a collection of whale ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ skeletons, details about some small animals lived in this forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ before as well asย some its on-going marine conservation initiatives ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š here i.e. mangrove trees planting ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ, a bamboo ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹ border project to avoid further water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง & soil erosion to this forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ etc.

These eco ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š sustainable initiatives aim to buidling the bamboo borders ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹ within the mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ were observed by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป during her visit to protect the mangroves ๐ŸŒณ being sapling from the sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ ‘ destruction, then soil erosion ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย also into eco tourism ๐Ÿ’š & a green person as SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป,ย so they have more conversational topics ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค Ha…Ha…it’s rare to meet a new friend ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ with similar travel & conservation passionate ๐Ÿ˜‰

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has shared a recent sad ๐Ÿ˜” news ๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐ of the high โฌ†๏ธ potential of the de-gazette โŒ of Pulau Kukup Johor National Park ๐ŸŒดย to Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ during this day tour, you may check out this said dissappointingย ๐Ÿ˜”ย online newsย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ—ž๐Ÿ“ฐย viaย ๐ŸŒhttps://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/05/why-did-johor-quietly-degazette-pulau-kukup-national-park-asks-lawyers/

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has wrote ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about this Pulau Kukup Johor National Parkย ๐ŸŒด via link ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/traveloguemalaysia-pulau-kukup-tanjung-piai/

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธnot just a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป local expert in sharing her knowledge about this village, she is also a great photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ

Special thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for theย beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ photos ๐Ÿ“ธ of SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป during this mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธya ๐Ÿค—

Next, Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธย also brought her to a local cafe ๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธย (Hmm…In Thai name which SiennyLovesDrawing is unable to share the name, refer photo below for the cafe details) by her friend named Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ & her adorable shy daughter named Minnie ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป It was a pleasure to meet them & had a quick chit chat about Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ’s recent visit to her orchard plantation ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ in Central of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ , she plants ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ for macadomia nuts ๐Ÿฅœ , coffee trees โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒณ, pineapples ๐Ÿ etc. Love ๐Ÿ’— all the photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ shared by Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, you will definitely note her passion in plantations ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ

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This cafe ๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธ is located๐Ÿ“next to a river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, it’s really relaxing ๐Ÿ˜Œ to dine ๐Ÿฝ here to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค the canal view. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a Thai tea ice stick โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฆas well as try stir fried fresh vegetables ๐Ÿฅ— planted by Joy ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ with sardines ๐ŸŸ, yummy delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคโ€ผ๏ธ

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has observed during the car ๐Ÿš™ journey towards the salt farm that some of the farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here busy hand picking cockles ๐Ÿš in the farms ๐Ÿ˜„

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Next, she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has proceeded to visit the salt farm ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Yes โœ…, the highlight โœจof this tour & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has been long awaited for. Hmm….Whyโ“โ‰๏ธ

This is because she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป wanted to visit salt farm in Kampot village, Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ during her Phnom Penh trip in Nov. However, due to a last mins plan, no โŒ hotel available ๐Ÿข as it was the annual water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง festival celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ , so SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was forced to cancel โŒ the Kampot visit plan, hence no โŒ chance to have her 1๏ธโƒฃst visit to a salt farm ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜”

Everything happens for a reason, then this Take Me Tour booking ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ›’โœ… has now fulfilled ๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†— her wish to visit a salt farm, so happy ๐Ÿ˜ƒโ€ผ๏ธ

Salt farming is seasonal & visiting during the dry season between January to April would capture the best view ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

Sea water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง is 1๏ธโƒฃst being pumping into the farms.ย  Then, the sea water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งwill be evaporated over a period of time, the layers of salt will be manually collected by the salt farmers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has met with the salt farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ’ family, learnt & discovered how the salt formed & also enjoy a home cooked lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดwith the top ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปnotch salt & fresh seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ served from the salt farm to table ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Do click inโ˜๐Ÿปto SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s IG photos album ๐Ÿ“ธ of her salt farm visit & delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค home cooked seafood dining ya ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Do enjoy this photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ album (swipe left โžก๏ธ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (also photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . Places ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป @girlslovetravel . . โœ… Mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณwith its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, translation from tour guide always different from reading ๐Ÿ“– on your own ya, personal preference ๐Ÿ’—) . . โœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please donโ€™t waste the sweats ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ of the salt farmers ya (Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled โœŒ๐Ÿปas she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time) . . โœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about salt . . โœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘, definitely good eye sights ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘€required . . โœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค Freshness the top ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปby just steam the seafood โ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ Her 1๏ธโƒฃst experience of eating the seepweed leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple ๐Ÿ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1๏ธโƒฃ of her photo ๐Ÿ“ธ . . More updates ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ FB page & #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & her #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, link ๐ŸŒ at profile . . Interestedโ“โ‰๏ธ Enjoy a 500 THB discount โฌ‡๏ธ for your 1๏ธโƒฃst booking via ๐ŸŒ http://takeme.tours/r/sienny-y ๐Ÿ˜€ . . Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปas exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ with local expert really an amazing experience I had โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปTry it once & you will know ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . #LocalTableTH #AmazingThailand #OpentotheNewShades #TakeMeTour #Thailand #LostinThailand #ReviewThailand @localtableth @takemetour_thailand @thailandinsider @tourismthailand #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #siennylovesdrawing @mekongminis @tourismmekong @mekongmoments

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Curious ๐Ÿค” about the home-cooked dishes that she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคคโ“โ‰๏ธ

Salt-Baked Seafood ~ Flower crab ๐Ÿฆ€ , prawns ๐Ÿฆ & sea bass ๐ŸŸ

What’s the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปway to enjoy fresh seafoods๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸโ“โ‰๏ธ

Of course not โŒ to fried them, but to steamed them โ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

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Hmm…Not just that, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has just learnt a new ๐Ÿ†• home cooked style i.e. to salt-baked the fresh seafoods ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ

Her 1๏ธโƒฃst salt-baked dining experience ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค & she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— so much as she gets to taste the original sweetness of the seafoods ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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How to eat the flower crab ๐Ÿฆ€ the local way ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do click inโ˜๐Ÿปto this short clip ย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย captured while Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ was explaining to her how to enjoy crab ๐Ÿฆ€ the local Thai way ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป loves ๐Ÿ’— this dish the most as she loves to enjoy fresh seafoods ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ

Ohh ya…No need โŒ to worry as this salt-baked style will not make the seafoods taste too salty to dine ya ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Fresh & tasty delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค , she has missed this dish the most from this day tourโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

You may opt to enjoy the seafoods either by dipping with the home made spicy ๐ŸŒถ sauce or not

Seepweed Leaf Salad ๐Ÿฅ— with Sauteed Dried Shrimps ๐Ÿฆ

This seepweed aka suaeda plants ๐ŸŒฟ only grow next to a salt farm, wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ผ๏ธ

Another 1๏ธโƒฃst tasting ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค experience of this green vegetable ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅ—, actually not just green, it’s also in purple colour ๐Ÿ’œ

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The darker the purple ๐Ÿ’œ of the seepweed ๐ŸŒฟ, it signifies the higher โฌ†๏ธ of the salt concentrate as observed from her salt farm visit ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

A special local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ way to enjoy this salad ๐Ÿฅ— dish, do click inโ˜๐Ÿปfor a short clipย ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅย captured from Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ’s demo during the lunch๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด

The coconut ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿฅฅ milk ๐Ÿฅ› & lime juice ๐Ÿ‹ blends well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with the seepweed๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅ—, then the crispy crunchy dried shrimp ๐Ÿฆ add the boost โฌ†๏ธ to its overall taste in a spoonful ๐Ÿฅ„ So satisfied to enjoy this salad ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹

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Seepweed ๐ŸŒฟ Leaf Curry with Oysters ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿš

Very appetitive ๐Ÿคค curry fragrance to enjoy, especially the fresh oysters ๐Ÿš taste so sweet in this curry๐Ÿ›

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป not really an oyster fan, however she loves ๐Ÿ’— the original sweetness of the fresh oysters in this dish ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

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Fried Rice ๐Ÿš with Crab ๐Ÿฆ€ Roes

It served with a small bowl of spicy ๐ŸŒถ seafood dipping sauce, specially for spicy lovers โค๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed the original taste of this fried rice ๐Ÿš , as you all are aware she is never a spicy lover โŒ๐ŸŒถ

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Fresh vegetables ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ’ & fresh Thai mangoes served with sea salt dip too

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After satisfied delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค tasty local homemade seafood lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ served, she went to have a walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธin the salt farm with Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Ohh ya…A reminder ๐Ÿ“Œ for sun โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž protection during this tour, do wear comfy clothing ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–, bring a hat ๐Ÿ‘’/ cap ๐Ÿงข, sun โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒž screen, sun glasses ๐Ÿ•ถ, sandals ๐Ÿ‘ก/ washable shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Or you may borrow from the salt farmers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Definitely worth your time to enjoy a slow pace walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธin the salt farm, you will observe the a few of the salt farms with salt starting to crystallize ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ˜ Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ผ๏ธ

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During her visit, no small pyramids ๐Ÿ”ผ of salt being piled up as it was in between dry โ˜€๏ธ & raining โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง season, so the salt harvesting not as great this season

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also personally observed how the locals handpicked ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป & performed the salt grading ๐Ÿ”ข too. Definitely great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป eye sight ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ is required for this manual process โœ…

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She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป also visited a traditional salt storage & learning how the salt farm is being formed & then harvested from the salt farmers/ local communities ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

Before you left the salt farm & headed back to Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, you may shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› for some salt products e.g. sea salt, soap etc. which produced by the locals as souvenirs ๐ŸŽ for friends & family members ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ is very friendly, willing to share & helpful as she has patiently helped SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to askโ“& communicate ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ a numbers of questionsโ“โ“in Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ to the villagers during this day tour ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ

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Highly recommended๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปif you are looking for a quick getaway fromย Bangkok, a peaceful village, to observe & experiencing the local agriculture ๐Ÿ’š lifestyle at salt farm, then dining for fresh home cooked seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ, this day tour would be your pick โœ…

You may experiencing a natural sea ๐ŸŒŠ salt foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ spa here by just walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ in the salt farm bed with bare foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Do sign up โœ… this day tour with Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, it definitely worth your time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Truly an eye ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ opening experience to discover & learnt much more about the secret of sea salt production as well as an exclusive โค๏ธ chance to savour the homemade seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸfrom salt farm prepared by the local villagers๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has created her vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ about thisย perfect ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป slow pace private tour ๐Ÿš™ with Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, the local expert with an escape from the busy Bangkok city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™to a less travelled province in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ , do enjoy her visual ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“น experience captured ya ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Are you now interested for a tour with local experiences, to support nature ecotourismย ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’šย & local communityย ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซโ“โ‰๏ธ

If yes, do enjoy a 500 THB discountย โฌ‡๏ธย for yourย 1๏ธโƒฃst booking viaย ๐ŸŒhttp://takeme.tours/r/sienny-yย ๐Ÿ˜€

Also welcome ๐Ÿค— to check out SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย โ€™s top contributorย ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปย account viaย ๐ŸŒhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingย forย her recent reviews on the Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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What a feast @siennylovesdrawing! โ € Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Do enjoy this photos ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ album (swipe left โžก๏ธ for more) as @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time with local expert cum friend now, Khun Hansa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (also photographer ๐Ÿ“ธ) from #TakeMeTour during her recent #SamutSakhon day trip ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜โ € .โ € Places ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“she has visited, activities & met the local communities just so fulfilling ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโ € .โ € โœ… Mangrove forest ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณwith its mini museum (Hmm…Hope will have English information soon in the near future for foreign tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, translation from tour guide always different from reading ๐Ÿ“– on your own ya, personal preference ๐Ÿ’—)โ € .โ € โœ… Salt farm, lots of hard works in producing salt for consumption, please donโ€™t waste the sweats ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ of the salt farmers ya (Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Her dream to explore salt farm fulfilled โœŒ๐Ÿปas she was sad she has missed her Kampot salt farm visit in Nov due to lack of time)โ € .โ € โœ… Salt storage & holder the different salt grading as well as different usage of the salt grading too. Just learnt so so much about saltโ € .โ € โœ… How the local people handpicked the salt & managing different salt grading by eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘, definitely good eye sights ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘€requiredโ € .โ € โœ… Enjoyed home cooked seafood with top notch salt & direct from the salt farm ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค Freshness the top ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปby just steam the seafood โ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ Her 1๏ธโƒฃst experience of eating the seepweed leaves ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ(only grows on salt farm). She has tasted the raw seepweed leaves at salt farm visit, the purple ๐Ÿ’œ plant defines the highest salt contains in it as shown in 1๏ธโƒฃ of her photo ๐Ÿ“ธโ € .โ € More updates ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ FB page & #vlog ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ @ her YouTube channel named SiennyLovesDrawing & soon via her #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, blog link ๐ŸŒ at profileโ € Highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปas exploring hidden gems in outskirts area in @Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ with local expert really an amazing experience I had โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปTry it once & you will know ya ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜โ€ https://buff.ly/2CC884d

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6 Must-Do Experiences in Phatthalung, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had a short vacation ๐Ÿ›ซ recently to Phatthalung เธžเธฑเธ—เธฅเธธเธ‡ of Southern Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ It’s just approximately 2๏ธโƒฃ hours road journey ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš from Hatyai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

So, what’s the exciting places ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ in Phatthalungโ“โ‰๏ธ

Here you go, she is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ about the 6๏ธโƒฃ must-do experiences ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปfrom her recent travel journey ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

1. Canoeing Rafting @ Longkang Chowdaw

Amazing colourful ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’— canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ rafting ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง with green nature ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ surroundings at both sides of the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง~ Nan Mot Daeng, Pah Phayom district, Phatthalung province. The river water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งjust so cooling & crystal ๐Ÿ’Ž clear which SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has observed fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ & seaweeds ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ from above the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งduring her canoeing journey ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

Hmm…Nan Mot Daengโ“โ‰๏ธ What it meansโ“โ‰๏ธ

She has asked the local people ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ & was explained that in local Thai dialect

  • โ€œNanโ€ means โ€œKaengโ€ i.e. rapids
  • โ€œMot Daengโ€ means red ants ๐Ÿœ

According to the local Thai people ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ here, Nan Mot Daeng is a never-ending source for fishes ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ Once they got the fish ๐ŸŽฃ, they would cut the head & tail of the fish ๐ŸŸ Then, the smell of the fish ๐ŸŸ will attract numerous red ants ๐Ÿœ to feast on itย ๐ŸŸ In this connection, the origin of the name โ€œNan Mot Daengโ€ ๐Ÿ˜€

 

The rafting ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งdistance of approximately 6๏ธโƒฃkm i.e. 2๏ธโƒฃhours in total. She has enjoyed with friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ the canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ along the narrow stream through about 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃrapids with the difficulty between Levels 1๏ธโƒฃ to 3๏ธโƒฃ Not to worry as she was without great canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ skill & yet she really had great fun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ Really highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป & not to be missed ya ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Ž

At some strong currents flowing ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง if the canoes were ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ being flipped upside-down โ†•๏ธ๐Ÿ”ƒ๐Ÿ”„ are considered normal, yes โœ… , it forms part of the fun ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

In the middle of the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, you may stop ๐Ÿ›‘โœ‹ by for resting at a local 7-11 stall ๐Ÿ˜€ She has enjoyed a local berries ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

You may enjoy canoeing ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ rafting here all year long, no specific season, however if raining ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ season, the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง level will be higher & certain rapids would be rougher to enjoy the excitement ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

You may consider here for hotel accommodation ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐ŸšฝSiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has enjoyed a comfy stay here with friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ

 

Not to be missedโ€ผ๏ธ Definitely 1๏ธโƒฃ of the best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป rafting experiences she had thus far ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

Address๐Ÿ“: เธฅเธฒเธ™เธ‚เนˆเธญเธข เธ›เนˆเธฒเธžเธฐเธขเธญเธก เธžเธฑเธ—เธฅเธธเธ‡, Ban Pa Phayom, Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 7am to 8.30pm for hotel reception (Note: Suggest not โŒ to have rafting ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง after 5๏ธโƒฃpm, else too dark ๐ŸŒŒ to be back)
FB๐ŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/pg/longkangchomdaw/

2. Sunrise ๐ŸŒ… @ Sripakpra Resort Thalenoi ๐Ÿก๐Ÿก

Definitely worthโœŒ๐Ÿปan early wake up ๐ŸŒ„ & travel to here waiting for the sunrise ๐ŸŒ… moment

 

A peaceful beautiful morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† to enjoy the Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ style porridge breakfast ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅฃโ˜•๏ธ served here

The resort staff ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธmay demonstrate to you & its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ on how this Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ traditional huge net fishing ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸย named “Yok Yor” akaย Lift net is working, do feel free ๐Ÿ†“ to request & then experience it. For sure, you will learn more about the traditional Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ fishermen ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ lifestyle ๐Ÿ˜‰

You may opt to stay ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ here for its quiet peaceful & beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ surrounding, however she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has yet to & hence unable to share her stay experience โ˜บ๏ธ Perhaps her next visit to Phatthalung then โœŒ๐Ÿป

Address๐Ÿ“: Sripakpra Boutique Resort, 222 Moo 4, Tambol Panangtung, Khuan Khanun, 93150 Phatthalung, Thailand
Website๐ŸŒ: http://andacura.com/sripakpra.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Sripakpra/

3. Boat Ride ๐Ÿ›ถ @ Thale Noi Waterfowl Park ๐ŸŒธ

Thale Noi is the largest waterfowl reserve in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & under the care responsibility by the Royal Forestry Department of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ It covers 450 sqkm which consists ofย 94% land ๐Ÿž & the remaining sea water area ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งย The sea ๐ŸŒŠ is 5๏ธโƒฃkm wide &ย 6๏ธโƒฃkm long with an average depth of 1.2 m, allย covered with assorted flora e.g. lotus, bulrush, reed & grass used for thatching ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ There are more than 187 species of waterfowls ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ, migratory & indigenous birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ that make their home at Thale Noi

 

The best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป time to study flora & fauna here would be from Oct toย March when there is an abundance of birds ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ & pink lotus ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ in full bloom ๐Ÿ˜ cover the reserve. You have to visit the villages & observe the reed mat hand ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป making etc. Do shopping ๐Ÿ›’ for souvenirs ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ› The pricing ๐Ÿ’ฑ absolutely reasonable ๐Ÿ†—

There is a careful control of eco-tourism in Thale Noi in order to minimize โฌ‡๏ธ impact on the environment because it’s the 1๏ธโƒฃst world ๐Ÿ—บ ๐ŸŒ ramsar aka wetland siteย in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ It aims to preserve the sustainable ecology ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ”„ as well as 1๏ธโƒฃ of theย most important nature study centres ๐Ÿ’š

All tourists ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ can take a boat ride ๐Ÿ›ถ from its pier โš“๏ธ & then go on 2๏ธโƒฃ routes;

  • 1๏ธโƒฃst route for all tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ with services provided by the Thale Noi community ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ
  • 2๏ธโƒฃnd route for the academics & nature study by requesting permission โœ… & guide from the reserve official ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Thale Noi Waterfowl Reserve, Khun Khanun District,ย Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 8am to 5pm
FB:ย เธŠเธธเธกเธŠเธ™เธšเน‰เธฒเธ™เธ—เธฐเน€เธฅเธ™เน‰เธญเธข – The Thale Noi Village, Phatthalung Thailand

4. Boat Cruising ๐Ÿ›ถ in Tham Nam Yen Cave ๐Ÿž, Khao Chaison เน€เธ‚เธฒเธŠเธฑเธขเธชเธ™ย 

A new ๐Ÿ†• tourist destination ๐Ÿ“ at Khao Chaison & was told it opens for tourists ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ since 2๏ธโƒฃ years ago

This cave ๐Ÿž visit must use a boat ๐Ÿ›ถ for 4๏ธโƒฃ pax each as the tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ need to lying down on the boat ๐Ÿ›ถ during the cave ๐Ÿž visit due to the narrow cave space at certain parts within the cave โ˜บ๏ธ

There are many fruit bats ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿฆ‡ inside this cave, not to worry as the bats do not disturb the tourists ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ from her recent cave exploration journey ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A must visit to enjoy this beautiful natural cave ๐Ÿžย Boat ๐Ÿ›ถ & cave admissionย feesย ๐ŸŽŸย are required. You may provide tipping ๐Ÿ’ฐ for the boat guides ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ for their ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป boat skills for your safe narrow cave visiting

Hmm…During her visit, she noted that the boat guides ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ here only speaking a little English, in fact very limited. Hence, suggest foreign tourists to have a Thai & English speaking tour guide ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ to accompany your cave ๐Ÿž visit, then you will get the tour explanation clearly & learn better about this beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ cave ๐Ÿž from the Thai-English translation

Do enjoy this clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป of her fantastic ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ cave exploration ya ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ›ถ

 

Address๐Ÿ“: Than Nam Yen Cave (Within walking distance from the hot spring), Khao Chaison District,ย Phatthalung, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 8.30am to 5pm
FB๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Than-Nam-Yen-hot-spring–7280

5. Paddy Field ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ Visit @ Napokae

Do drop by here to learn more the traditional lifestyle of Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ in Phatthalung

It’s surrounding with lots of natural wood๐Ÿšช& bamboo ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹huts i.e. mini paddy museum ๐Ÿ› with lots of traditional farming tools, souvenir shops ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ, cafe โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿนetc.

You may spot some scarecrows ๐Ÿ‘พ within the green ๐Ÿ’š paddy field ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ as the farmers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ use them to scare & chase away the crows ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ for not eating their paddy plants ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ In a way to protect & ensure successful rice ๐Ÿš harvesting

Let’s enjoy a sip of local coffee ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ˜•๏ธ, read a book ๐Ÿ“– & enjoy the green ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ paddy field scenery ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

Address๐Ÿ“: 456 เธซเธกเธนเนˆเธ—เธตเนˆ 6 เธ•เธณเธšเธฅเธกเธฐเธเธญเธเน€เธซเธ™เธทเธญ Amphoe Khuan Khanun, Chang Wat Phatthalung 93150, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: 8.30am to 5.30pm
FB๐ŸŒ: https://www.facebook.com/NAPOKAE/

6. Phatthalung Governors Residence

It was declared ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“œ to be national historical site ๐Ÿ“in 1983 by The Fine Arts Department ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Originally, it was a government old palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปnamed Wang Kao in Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ language, 3๏ธโƒฃ adjoining Thai houses, built in the time of Phraya Phatthalung i.e. Noi Chantharotchanawong in Thai language when he was the Provincial Governor.ย This palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป then became a property of Mrs. Praphai Mutamara, the daughter of Luang Si Worachat ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป

A new ๐Ÿ†• palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปnamed Wang Mai in Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ language was built in 1889 by Phraya Aphaiborirakchakrawichitphiphitphakdi i.e. Net Chantharotchanawong, the son of Phraya Phatthalung. The Chantharotchanawong family has then donated this palace ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿคด๐Ÿปto the Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Government

Admissionย fee ๐ŸŽŸ is required

Address๐Ÿ“: Mueang District, Phatthalung 93150, Thailand
Operating hours๐Ÿ•–: Wed to Sun, 9am to 4pm
Websiteย ๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Phatthalung-Governors-Residence–5737

A group photo ๐Ÿ“ธ of this short but amazing trip๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ, will be back ๐Ÿ›ซ toย Phatthalung for sureโ€ผ๏ธ

So, interested to visit Phatthalung, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ tooโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do check out more details via
Website๐ŸŒ: Phatthalung Province Administrative Organisation
FB: Thai-ASEAN Halal Tourism & Trade Association

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Zleep63 Hostel @ Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Are you a frequent shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› fan to Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ โ“โ‰๏ธ

If yes โœ…, you are gonna be delighted ๐Ÿ˜ƒ with this blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“

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Why?โ“โ‰๏ธ

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna recommending a comfy & cheap hostel ๐Ÿก nearby Bangkok Don Mueang airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌIt’s really nearbyโ€ผ๏ธ

Special thanks to the details received upon hostel booking confirmation & prompt useful reply to her queries about walking direction from the airport by the hostel staffJust a ๐Ÿ”Ÿmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance (approximately 700m) from the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ

Ohh…It’s also nearby the Bangkok train ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ›ค station, right opposite the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ with a connecting bridge ๐ŸŒ‰

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Actually this hostel ๐Ÿก also will be extremely favourable ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to backpackers / travellers ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ผwith late airport/ train arrival ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ Most of the time, cheaper fare for late night, midnight / early morning flights ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌHmm…She has booked a bed ๐Ÿ› & stay for a night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ recently in a mixed dorm. She has a late arrival ๐Ÿ›ฌ to Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & she needed to check-in for a connecting flight ๐Ÿ›ซ the next day toย Nakhon Phanom province from the same airport โœˆ๏ธ

Initially she had a thought of having an overnight ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค at the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ (not her 1๏ธโƒฃst time as a travel lover โค๏ธ). Then, she got this recommendation from ๐ŸŒ Booking.com, it’s within short walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance & cheap โ˜บ๏ธ So, why notโ“โ‰๏ธโœ…Moreover, no โŒ credit card ๐Ÿ’ณ details required for booking & free ๐Ÿ†“ cancellation with an informed dateline ๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ•› upon your booking confirmationโœ… Awesomeโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

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Safe to walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธat night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ from airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉโ“โ‰๏ธ

Sure, it’s actually pretty near after the direct connecting bridge / skywalk ๐ŸŒ‰ from the airport โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ

Anyway, safe precaution still require wherever & whenever we are. She walked ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธslight quickly & be extra careful too. She was lucky ๐Ÿ€ that the streets still busy & with bright lighting๐Ÿ’ก, there were many local residents around too๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ So she is not ๐Ÿ’ฏ% alone โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

A small tips ~ Do book ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป your accommodation online under its travel & lifestyle through ๐ŸŒ https://www.airasiabig.com/ or its app ๐Ÿ“ฒ, then you will gain BIG points too, read ๐Ÿ“– more

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1๏ธโƒฃst impression from her night arrival ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿก

You may wonder still can check-inโ“โ‰๏ธ

Yes โœ…, its with 24 hours front desk reception ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

She loves โค๏ธ the home ๐Ÿก feeling at arrival & felt welcome ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป with the friendly hostel staff ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธnamed Ms Vanna (she is pretty ๐Ÿ˜ ya)

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Her locker ๐Ÿ—„ for her backpack ๐ŸŽ’ย You may use a small padlock ๐Ÿ” at the locker if prefer for an additional protection. SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย has used her small padlock ๐Ÿ” from her backpack ๐ŸŽ’ for it. Else the locker lock itself is sufficient tooA comfy bed ๐Ÿ› in a mixed dorm (she enjoys upper โฌ†๏ธ deck). Soft pillow โฌœ๏ธ , thin yet comfy blanket on a hard comfy mattress for her stay โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Each bed ๐Ÿ› is provided with a electric โšก๏ธ plug point ๐Ÿ”Œ & clothes ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—hanging area respectivelyBottom โฌ‡๏ธ deck is provided with cloth curtains for privacy purposes, just so thoughtful ๐Ÿ’ญ Her dorm is with a shared shower ๐Ÿšฟ & bathroom ๐Ÿšฝ Not to worry, very clean โœ…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

The entrance of this hostel ๐Ÿก that gave her a warm & home feeling ๐Ÿค—

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The shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘  rack for its hostel guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ to remove & keep their shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘  before entering

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Then, beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ walkway to enter with beautiful wall mural ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ contributed by 1๏ธโƒฃ of its hostel guests, Ms Vanna ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ has invited SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป to do a wall mural ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œafter checked on her FB page too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sure, why notโ“โ‰๏ธ Will be back & stay tuned yaOhh…No โŒ breakfast ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿณโ˜•๏ธย will be provided at hostel ๐Ÿก, she has walked ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธto a food stall nearby the hostel ๐Ÿก, next to 7-11 which located very near to the hostel ๐Ÿก Minimal English speaking, but body language & speak slowly helps

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A good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป breakfast recommendation โœ… from Ms Vanna ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, she enjoyed the mixed steamed chicken & fried chicken rice (must dip with the black homemade chili ๐ŸŒถ sauce, yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค ) with a cup of iced milk coffee ๐Ÿฅค Just THB65 for all & her happy satisfied ๐Ÿ˜ morning stomach afterIf walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธslightly further, there are more restaurants, food street, stalls, shops, fresh market etc. Very convenience ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป

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Or you may use the hot โ™จ๏ธ water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง facilities to make your own 3 in 1 coffee โ˜•๏ธ & enjoy snacks ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿž as your simple breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹ too (can buy from the nearby 7-11)

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You may consult the hostel reception if you need for baggage ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘œ storage after your check out.ย If your flight ๐Ÿ›ซ departure from Suvarnabhumi airport, do inform the hostel reception for a free ๐Ÿ†“ shuttle ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš ya ๐Ÿ˜€

Itsย 2๏ธโƒฃnd floor open air balcony as smoking ๐Ÿšฌ area

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It offers a terrace & a shared lounge for its hostel guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ to relax ๐Ÿ˜Œโ˜บ๏ธShe has enjoyed her reading ๐Ÿ“– (a book recommended by Ms Vanna ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ), doodling ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽจ time & surf net๐Ÿ“ฑ(free ๐Ÿ†“ wifi ๐Ÿ“ถ available) after check-out & while waited for her next flight departure ๐Ÿ›ซOverall, she truly glad ๐Ÿ˜ƒ that she has opted a night stay ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค here, really a quiet & peaceful stay, perhaps the keep quiet notices ๐Ÿ“Œ around the hostel ๐Ÿก helps as reminders to its guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ Ohh ya…Some of the attractions available & within walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance from this hostel ๐Ÿก

(i) Wat Don Mueang โ›ฉ

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(ii) Fresh wet market ๐Ÿ›’

A good morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธbefore your breakfast ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด to experience the local people’s daily life & culturesYou may pack your breakfast from this market & enjoy it at hostel ๐Ÿก then

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Will be back to Zleep63 hostel ๐Ÿก for her next Bangkok shopping ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ› tripsss for sure โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย 17/128-129, Sonngprapa 1 Yeak 2, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, Thailandย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/zleep63.html

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Awesome Stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป would like to share her awesome Mekong riversideย ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งstay @ย Nakhon Phanom, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ during her recent Mekong Tourism media trip ๐Ÿ˜€

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It’sย Fortune View Khong Hotel ๐Ÿขย strategically located๐Ÿ“in the center of Nakhon Phanom province, Thailandย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญย , along the beautifulย ๐Ÿ˜ Mekong riverside &ย with a 24 hours front desk ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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In this connection, this hotel features its hotel rooms with a private balcony for its guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซย to enjoy the peaceful nice ๐Ÿ˜ย view of Mekong river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really loves her room view so so muchย ๐Ÿ˜ย ๐Ÿ˜, definitely exciting wake ups every morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†ย during her stay

Hmm…She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย wasn’t really pleasedย ๐Ÿ˜Œย with its overly cold air-conditionedย โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จโ˜ƒ๏ธ stay in its Superior room (24 sqm), even though she hid in the blanket, even until almost covered her head ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย during her sleepsssย ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค

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The room with a flat-screen cable TV ๐Ÿ“บ , a fridge & an en suite bathroom ๐Ÿšฝ ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿšฟย with free ๐Ÿ†“ toiletries provided ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Ohh….The water heater ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งnot really working for her room during her 1โƒฃst night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย stay, she nearly caught a cool ๐Ÿ˜ชย from her night cold showerย โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’จโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งย though. However, after informed the hotel reception๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, the water heaterย ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งslightly warmer then

Free ๐Ÿ†“ wifi ๐Ÿ“ถ available during her stay, really convenience for her to catch up her works ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ before/ after the forum at night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ, as well as early morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†

It offers a laundry ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š service, in-room dining ๐Ÿฝ/ room service, karaoke ๐ŸŽค ๐ŸŽผ, massage ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ services etc.

Breakfastย ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅชโ˜• is provided for all its hotel guestsย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, starts 6am daily๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”†

You may opt to dine ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿดย eitherย inside / outside its restaurant to enjoy the beautiful peaceful ๐Ÿ˜ย Mekong river view ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งduring breakfastย ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅชโ˜•

She loves the local cooking style omelette ๐Ÿณย served at breakfast, she made her own egg sandwichesย ๐Ÿฅช๐Ÿ˜‹

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

During her 1โƒฃst night stay ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย here, she had an awesome ๐Ÿ˜‹ย Thai cuisine dinner ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿดat its View Khong restaurant with her new friends met for MTF2018ย ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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Hmm…A great meal ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‹ย paired with Thai beer ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบย & great accompany for the night, cheersโ€ผ

There was a beer promotion with 3๏ธโƒฃ๏ธย big bottles ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบof THB250 during her dining

It’s a comfy dining ambiance, as well as to enjoy the nice winds ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐ŸŒŠย from the Mekong river while diningย ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿด

Hmm…What were the dishes orderedโ“โ‰๏ธ

According to her personal dining ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿดpreference, anyway she loved & enjoyed them all๐Ÿ˜‹

  • โœ…ย Deep fried whisker sheatfish ๐ŸŸย with garlic, must dip with its homemade spicy ๐ŸŒถ๏ธย sauce, yummyโ€ผ๐Ÿ˜‹
  • โœ…ย Deep fried minced pork ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝwith spicy ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ, very crispy yummyโ€ผ๐Ÿ˜‹ย Definitely a good pair with beerย ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบ
  • โœ…ย Pancake with oysters, eggs๐Ÿฅš& vegetablesย ๐Ÿฅ— served in hot plate
  • โœ…ย Hot spicy ๐ŸŒถ๏ธย & sour clear fresh fish ๐ŸŸ soupย ๐Ÿฒย with chilies ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ , mushroomsย ๐Ÿ„, lemongrass & lime juiceย ๐Ÿ‹

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Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/fortuneviewkhong

Ohh…She really missed her beautiful Mekong riverside walking๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธof the early morningsssย ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”… during her stay ๐Ÿ˜„ย Hmm…Lazy to walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธโ“โ‰ย You may hire aย bicycle ๐Ÿšฒย (with a minimal rent )from the hotel for a ride around the town

Do remember to enjoy some fresh breath in the morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† at the Garden of Honour ๐Ÿž, yes โœ…, definitely a refreshing morning ๐Ÿ”…๐Ÿ”† walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

A 5๏ธโƒฃmins walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance to visit the Wat Maha That โ›ฉย (can be visited๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธat night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒย after dinner ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿด) & Indo-China Market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›

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Actually plenty of temples/ wats โ›ฉย โ›ฉย available for visit by slow walking๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธalong the Mekong riverside. Quite a good exercise with nice sightseeing too

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Hmm…Just that most of the temples/ wats โ›ฉย โ›ฉย are not with English signages/ tourist information, including the name of each temple/ wat. So far, from her personal visiting experiences, she noted onlyย Wat Maha Thatย โ›ฉย & Wat Okat โ›ฉย are available in English. The rest are all with Thai/ Laos languages onlyย ๐Ÿ˜”ย Wish all can be enhanced by adding the English information soon for the benefits of foreign touristsย ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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You can still walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธfurther to the famous Paya Sri Satta Nakaratย โ›ฉ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ, Chinese temple, as well as the weekend night market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›ย aka street walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธIt starts Fri to Sun, 3๏ธโƒฃ๏ธpm to 9๏ธโƒฃ๏ธpm

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Ohh ya…You may ride a bicycle ๐Ÿšฒย to reach to Thai-Laos 3rd Friendship Bridgeย ๐ŸŒ‰

She has missed her chance to visit the famous Wat That Phanom, will keep it for her next Nakhon Phanom visit then

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Plastic Free

Continued ๐Ÿ”› from SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s earlier blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“, from her recent attendance โœ… to Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018),ย an awesome go green ๐Ÿ’š, paperless & plastic free conference

Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป for the great effortโ€ผ๏ธShe has learnt much more about being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“, not just during travels, but daily lifestyle too

There are plenty of unfavourable ๐Ÿ˜Œ cum shocking ๐Ÿ˜ฑ bad news being shared relating to the plastic damages to the environmental which contributed by mostly human being ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, yesโœ…, being you & herself, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

She always a go green ๐Ÿ’š supporter, so she is really blessed ๐Ÿ˜‡ that she has attended โœ… this go green ๐Ÿ’š conference & learnt a lot more about being plastic free, in fact zero 0๏ธโƒฃ plastic

Some of the practical tips are being shared during the conference e.g. how to being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ in daily lifestyle as well as a frequent traveller too

Let’s pledge โœ‹๐Ÿป together gather to reducing โฌ‡๏ธ single use plastic by our own self Hmm…Why notโ“โ‰๏ธ

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There are 7๏ธโƒฃRs being shared in the forum,

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Then, she has googled ๐ŸŒ & read ๐Ÿ“– more about being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ to be a more go green ๐Ÿ’š & tourism responsible traveller

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

There is a campaign happening now ~ Plastic Free ๐Ÿ†“ July ๐Ÿ—“, let’s participateโœ…She has been practising less โฌ‡๏ธ plastic usage in her travels, now she has learnt more about zero 0๏ธโƒฃ plastic…yesโœ…, not just being plastic free ๐Ÿ†“

Hmm…July will be a good start, let’s continue after yaย ๐Ÿค—โ˜บ

From her research ๐ŸŒ & reading ๐Ÿ“–, lots of stuff actually all of us, yesโœ…, you & herself ~ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป can do to contribute go green ๐Ÿ’š effort together gather by reducing โฌ‡๏ธ the plastic usage respectively

Yesโœ…, she is believing in starting something small as each individual, then greater impact will achieve collectively then

Let’s refuse by saying NO โŒ to single use plastic & work together ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ to try something small today by refusing straws & plastic bagsโ€ผ๏ธ

So, some of the go green ๐Ÿ’š travel tips she wishes to suggest here to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ single use plastic/ paper during trips or on the go,

1๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Refuse: Bring along a reusable bagย whenever on the go especially weekend shopping & say no โŒ to plastic bag packaging from your purchases. Suggest to opt for aย foldable, then it can keep in clothes pocket/ bag on the go.ย This definitely reduce lots of single use plastic bags especially during shoppings

2๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Refuse: Love ๐Ÿ’— coffee โ˜•๏ธ / tea๐Ÿต/ juices ๐Ÿฅค/ smoothies๐Ÿน? Bring your own reusable cup. This definitely reduce โฌ‡๏ธ lots of single use paper cups & plastic cover lids (hot โ™จ๏ธ drinks) / plastic cups (cold๐Ÿฅคdrinks)

3๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Rethink: To avoid dehydration during on the go/ travels? Do bring a reusable bottle/ flask whenever travelling, this definitely reduce โฌ‡๏ธ your chance to buy bottle mineral water, can beverage, packet beverage etc.

4๏ธโƒฃ. Refuse/ Rethink/ Respect: Suggesting to conference/ forum not to use cover plastic badges

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Just a cardboard name tag is good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ~ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป ‘s media tag from Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 attendance recently

5๏ธโƒฃ. Refuse/ Rethink/ Respect: Request for water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง to be served in glass bottle & cups from hotel ๐Ÿข/ hostel๐Ÿ˜/ guest house๐Ÿก By requesting, you actually have sharing an alternative ways to them to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ single use plastics. Or why not boil your own drinking water with the kettle provided in the hotel room?

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Amazing great effort!! Bravo toย https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/the-borneo-post-sabah/20180210/281676845368494

http://www.shangri-la.com/penang/rasasayangresort/press-room/press-releases/shangri-las-rasa-sayang-resort-and-spa-penang-unveils-bottling-plant/

https://khiri.com/glass-water-bottle-hotels/

6๏ธโƒฃ. Refuse: Say NO โŒ to straw when being serving with beverages in any stalls, shops, restaurants etc. You can still enjoy any beverage without straw or opted to buy a reusable straw made with bamboo / metal / pasta

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7๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Rethink: If possible, choose to dine in ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดany stalls, shops, restaurants etc. instead of packing ๐Ÿฅกyour meals. This will sure reduce โฌ‡๏ธ single use of plastic containers, plastic folks, plastic spoons etc.

8๏ธโƒฃ. Reuse/ Rethink: If really in the rush & require to pack ๐Ÿฅก your meal, do bring along your reusable container, folk & spoon while packing your meals from stalls, shops, restaurants etc.

So, let’s start small as a go green ๐Ÿ’š & responsible individual cum traveller today to avoid landfill, reduce our eco-footprint & to protect our ocean ๐ŸŒŠ from anymore plastic pollution

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Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really blessed ๐Ÿ˜‡ that she was being selected โœ… & exclusively invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ to join Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018) ๐ŸŒ which hosted by & in collaboration with,

  • The Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Ministry of Tourism & Sports
  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • The Provincial Government of Nakhon Phanom
  • The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

Great thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for trusting #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป, really appreciate the opportunities given ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Domestic flight ๐Ÿ›ซ boarding with Air Asia โค๏ธ from Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Arrival at airport with warm welcome by MTF2018

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Then, checked-in to hotel ๐Ÿข , it’sย Fortune View Khong Hotel & with a lovely ๐Ÿ˜ room view to Mekong river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

More of her recent Nakhon Phanom’s attractions, food & hotel stay review ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s top contributor ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปaccount withย  ๐ŸŒ https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/fortuneviewkhong

The 6๏ธโƒฃ member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) i.e.ย Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ , China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ (Yunnan Province & Guangxi Autonomous Region), Laos ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ , Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ , Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

All have banded together ๐Ÿค to jointly promote sub-regional tourism product development, market the GMS as a single travel destination & stage the annual MTF ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

3๏ธโƒฃ main objectives to achieve via MTF 2018,

  • To raise โฌ†๏ธ the profile of the GMS as a single tourist destination๐Ÿ“
  • To provide an industry-wide platform for the public & private sectors to address sub-regional tourism issues ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • To expand marketing networks ๐ŸŒ & opportunities for promoting the GMS & pool collective resourcesย to create intra-industry synergies ๐Ÿค

MTF ๐ŸŒ is an annual event for the travel industry professionals dedicated to putting the GMS on the global ๐ŸŒ travel map ๐Ÿ—บ

MTF2018 ๐ŸŒ was held from 26 June to 29 June 2018 at Nakhon Phanom province of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Very green beautiful ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜ landscapes ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ—พcaptured from flight โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉ Love much ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’š

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€™s 1๏ธโƒฃst #visit to #NakhonPhanom ~ A province of #Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ which situated at the #MekongRiver ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, bordering to Lao PDR ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Lao ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ cultural influences @mytefl_teachntravel . Itโ€™s an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš & air ๐Ÿ›ซ connectivity . Love ๐Ÿ’— its beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉlandscape ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ—พ noted from flight ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ journey, a must visit province whenever you travel to North Eastern Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ The local people are very welcoming & friendly ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ . Do stay tune for her next postings about the ethnic groups visit at the villages as well as her #travel #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via #blog link ๐ŸŒat her profile . @AirAsia @officialtravel360 #airasia #travel360 #GreaterMekongSubregion #GMS #TransformingTravelTransformingLives #TourismMekong #Mekong #MTCO #MTF2018 #MekongTourismForum2018 #MekongTourismForum #MekongTourism #AirAsia #Thailand #MekongExperiences #DestinationMekong #MekongMinis #MekongMoments #travels #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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It’s situated at the Mekong River ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, bordering to Lao PDR ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Lao ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ cultural influences, an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš & air ๐Ÿ›ซ connectivity

MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ โ€™s theme is ~ โ€œTransforming Travel, Transforming Livesโ€ ~ inspired by Jeremy Smith๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ, editor of Travindy & author of the recent book ๐Ÿ“’ โ€œTransforming Travelโ€ It aligns with the travelers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ today are seeking a more transformative & soul-enriching experiences

Of course tourism can be an important catalyst in changing the peopleโ€™s lives for the better through the mutual understanding & acting more responsibly โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ with awesome Go Green ๐Ÿ’š ideas ~ it’s a plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ forumโ€ผ๏ธ

Upon registration ๐Ÿ“, she received her media badge ๐Ÿ”– which made with cardboard (without the usual plastic card case) & a handmade lanyard by the local people from the villages. Ohh my…Really touching her heart ๐Ÿ’—, it’s so beautifully ๐Ÿ˜ handmade. Superb love โค๏ธ itโ€ผ๏ธ

So far, this is the most beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ & meaningful โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š media tag ๐Ÿ”– ever received by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

She has received from MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ, 1๏ธโƒฃ bamboo ๐ŸŽ‹ straw which made byย Bamboo Lao ๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ with aim to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ the use of plastic straws during this forum ๐ŸŒ

Of course to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ plastic bags, MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ has distributed a traditional bag ๐Ÿ’ผ produced by the villages, this bag ๐Ÿ’ผ has became her handy travel companion to carry her ipad mini, phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ , refillable bottle ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งetc. from this forum onwards ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Don’t you think it’s a lovely ๐Ÿ˜ accessories to her #OOTDโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿค—

Hmm…A designed limited edition refillable water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง bottle (2๏ธโƒฃnd year as she was told) to raise โฌ†๏ธ awareness of plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ for all its delegates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ However, all 500 bottles pending custom clearance & hence not able to distribute as supposed. So disappointed as she was so looking forward to receiving it from the forum & would love โค๏ธ to use it whenever she travels ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŠaround โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ Gonna buy 1๏ธโƒฃ herself to reduce single use plastics from her next travels โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

A mobile app ๐Ÿ“ฒ designed in collaboration with ZipEvent to enhance the interactions between delegates ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, forum programme details as well as Slido App for the delegates for interactive Q&A โ“during the forum ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love โค๏ธ & enjoyed this paperless forumโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bravo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is a Go Green โœ…โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š supporter as always โœŒ๐Ÿป

There were 8๏ธโƒฃ thematic strategy workshops hosted & all conducted in the 8๏ธโƒฃ ethnic community villages around Nakhon Phanom ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She also got a limited-edition MTF 2018 shirt ๐Ÿ‘šfrom her village experience ๐Ÿ˜ She just can’t wait to show off more of her village #OOTD ๐Ÿ‘š in her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ with you all

She really enjoyed these brilliant ideasโ€ผ๏ธ By visiting & engaging with the local communities๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, she was able to interact with the local people as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many delegates. Vice versa the local people also able to interact with the many delegates from worldwide ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ too

So, transforming travel transforming lives โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ She just can’t wait to share her travel journey learnt more in depth of local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ cultures, especially gained from theย MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ Thematic Village Experience, she has went for Eco Tourism at Tai Saek Village ๐Ÿคฉ i.e. 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 8๏ธโƒฃ ethic villages around Nakhon Phanom

Curiousโ“โ‰๏ธ

Do stay tune for her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ sharing about her memorable travel ๐Ÿ›ซ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข experiences gainedโ—๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ

Ohh…MTF2019 will be held at Yunnan, let’s go๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.mekongtourism.org/events-2/mekong-tourism-forum/ &ย https://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Destination/Nakhon-Phanom

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/events/1215129295289734/

Updated 20.7.2018 2pm

Yeahโ€ผย Just received the digital certificate of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย from this B2B trip๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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#TransformingTravelTransformingLives #TourismMekong #Mekong #MTCO #MTF2018 #MekongTourismForum2018 #MekongTourismForum #MekongTourism #AirAsia #Thailand #Bangkok #NakhonPhanom #MekongExperiences #DestinationMekong #MekongMinis #MekongMoment #BuddhistTourismย #plasticfree #plasticfreevent #travel #travels #travelling #forum #RefillNotLandfill #TravelTrade #TravelIndustry #Tourism #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #ChildSafeTourism #GMS #GreaterMekongSubregion #Cambodia #China #Yunnan #GuangxiAutonomousRegion #Laos #Myanmar #Vietnam

Folkcharm Travels with Air Asia Foundation

Today, Happy International Women’s Day โ€ผ๏ธ3๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ by Air Asia Foundation to attend & witness the ethical fashion ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃshow “Loom to Life” by Folkcharm Crafts ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃfrom Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

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It was an eco-fashion โ™ป๏ธ show which happened on ๐Ÿ”Ÿ Feb i.e. during the Social Enterprise Market ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ named Destination: GOODย at ๐Ÿ“2๏ธโƒฃ, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysiaย ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ fromย 7๏ธโƒฃ to 1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ Feb 2018๐Ÿค—

Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by her before the fashion show ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃstarted,

The fashion show ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃopening by Yap Mun Ching, Executive Director ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ of Air Asia Foundation, & Passawee T. Kodaka, founder ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ of FolkCharm Crafts (with short Bob hairstyle)๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thailandโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Folkcharm Crafts ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃ~ Live sustainably โœ… by knowing the origins of what you wear ~ brings the ethical wear ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃ from the streets of Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & Tokyo ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต to KL ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ catwalk – modelled by the sizzling AirAsia crews๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โœˆ๏ธ

Whatโ“โ‰๏ธAir Asia crews๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โœˆ๏ธโ“โ‰๏ธ

Nope, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was truly impressed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ & thought they are all professional models๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured by her from the fashion show,

~ We just love โค๏ธ all things NATURAL๐Ÿ’šโ—๏ธ ~ FolkCharm Craftsย ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃwas having their much-loved ๐Ÿ’š cotton-based apparels & accessories on display at the market๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ

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She loves ๐Ÿ˜ the great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป workmanship & each details from handcrafts art ๐Ÿ‘• ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃof Folkcharm Craftsโค๏ธ

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Truly amazingโ€ผ๏ธ Itโ€™s once said the longer you wear it, it will become softer after๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ

Do enjoy a short clip ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“น of all its apparels ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃ& accessories captured by her from her visit to the Social Enterprise Market๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ

With grant ๐Ÿ’ฐ from Air Asia Foundation, Folkcharm Crafts ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿงฃhas to develop seasonal, customisable tours ๐Ÿ›ซ to villages in Loei ๐Ÿž Province & the travellers๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ will,

  • Experience the rural way of life that revolves around the craft community in beautiful untouched Loei๐Ÿž
  • Stay in traditional village accommodation๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Eat home-cooked ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ North-Eastern Thai ๐ŸŒถ meals by the locals
  • Engage in activities e.g. cotton-weaving, basketry, soap-making, crop-harvesting, natural dye etc.๐Ÿ˜‰

Hmm…This kind of travel ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ›ซ definitely worth to participate โœ… as it’s educational for both adults ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป & kids๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป , perhaps SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป will join in too, if so, do stay tune for her travelling ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ then

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More details, https://www.airasiafoundation.com/social-enterprise/folkcharm/

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://folkcharm.com/folkcharm-travels/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/folkcharm/

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Hmmโ€ฆHave you shop ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ for a good cause beforeโ“โ‰๏ธ

This Destination: GOOD Social Enterprise Market has retailed over 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ sustainably produced items from Asean ๐ŸŒŽ social enterprises. All the items were so uniquely precious handcrafted. A must visit when they are having subsequent markets ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ in the future๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Again, more about Air Asia Foundationโ“โ‰๏ธ

It has established since March 2012 as the philanthropic arm of the AirAsia Group. The Foundation is mandated to support โœ… social enterprises as a way of empowering underprivileged individuals๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ , as well as projects that seek to preserve & revive the regionโ€™s unique cultural heritage. Through its work, the Foundation is committed to helping build an ASEAN ๐ŸŒŽ of the future๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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When people ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ ask, “Why social entrepreneurshipโ“โ‰๏ธ”

Itโ€™s because money ๐Ÿ’ฐ goes a long way if people ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ know how to use it sustainablyโœ… Hence, the born of Air Asia Foundation๐Ÿ˜€

Find out more via,

Website๐ŸŒ: https://www.airasiafoundation.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AirAsiaFoundation/

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