Khao San Road has been known as the most famous street for backpacker in Bangkok where it offer reasonable accommodation, great food, night life entertainment and tour agency. It is very convenient and most of the foreigner stay here is western tourist where we hardly see any Asian.
Both side of the street has shop selling handcraft, clothes, souvenir…etc and massage shop, even at day time there is pub where western tourist like to enjoy alcoholic drink and chit chat.
Pad Thai is a stir fried noodle and the noodle use is call Pho noodle which is a type of rice noodle. The noodle is stir fried with bean sprouts, cabbage and carrot. It taste pretty close to Penang Char Koay Teow but with the additional seasoning added it has become a little bit spicy and sweet. It really enjoy to stand on road side and eat a plate of hot Pad Thai.
Various type of noodle can be select but we choose the Pho Noodle which is flat shape rice noodle.
This is the topping that can be added, we added the dried shrimp, dried chili, sugar and peanut. More dried shrimp making it taste better while the peanut can increase it texture.
Mango Sticky Rice $30, it pretty disappointed as the sticky rice doesn't taste good at all but luckily the mango is sweet.
Since it still early before we heading to Asiatique hence we decided to find a restaurant with air-con and rest for a while, we step into KFC and saw the Chicken Boneless Strips. Immediately we ordered one plate and what surprise us is so many strips is given in one single plate, i remember last time we eat in Penang just 2 or 3 strips but here they give 5 big pieces.
The KFC Boneless Chicken Strips is so crispy and the meat is succulent, it so delicious. Yummy!
While enjoying our crispy KFC chicken, we decided to go somewhere before going to Asiatique since it still early. In KFC wall got one big Bangkok map and i saw the Wat Arun which i been to 15years before, immediately we make the decision to go there. I still remember i have hard time climbing up the stair case when i was a kids since the gap for each step is huge and as a kids my leg is too short.
From Khao San Road we walk to N13 Phra Arthit Pier to take ChaoPhraya Boat to N8 WatArun. Walking to N12 Phra Arthit is a challenge because we have no idea where is it nor there is a sign. We open up our Papago with Thailand Map then navigate through some residential area then we walk around 20minute before we saw the N13 Pier.
The N13 Pier is kind of hiding behind some tree hence asking around is the best way. Walking through the small street then you will see the pier.
The ChaoPhraya Boat is extremely cheap transportation in Bangkok which only cost $15 per person, go to the counter and purchase your ticket for $15 then keep the ticket, wait for your boat to arrive and off you go.
Here we arrive at N8, we going to visit WatArun.