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Walking Tour of Little India Sep 15, 2018

Walking Tour of Little India

Little India Location: Little India, Bangkok, Thailand
Website: Get Lost in BKK and Beyond

Little India
I'd been to Little India in Singapore and Malaysia. Both offered a fascinating experience. Of course I'd been to India just recently and now I'm wondering, exactly what part of India are they talking about? India is so diverse! With Rinna Pow of 'Get Lost in BKK and Beyond's free walking tour, I was about to find out.

Rinna Pow and 'Get Lost in BKK and Beyond'
Stumbling upon Rinna and her tours from CouchSurfing was a pleasant surprise. In any place, I could get an instant community through social groups like this. The people share the same thinking and the vibe is usually agreeable and pleasant - this group was no exception.

Group of 4
We all met at Hua Lamphong MRT and got ourselves acquainted while waiting for the others. Because it was a big group of ~20 (combined with CouchSurfing and Rinna's FB friends), Rinna grouped us into small groups of 4 - which was more manageable specially with cab rides. Little India wasn't too far away.

Royal India Restaurant
This is supposed to be the oldest Indian restaurant in Bangkok. It was clean, presentable and nothing pretentious. We took the long table and placed our individual orders. Since everything on the menu had chili, lunch for me was buttered Naan bread...sigh!

Walking Tour of Little India
in Little India with Rinna Pow (pic courtesy of Rinna Pow)

Walking Tour
First stop was a Chinese temple. Chinatown and Little India are adjacent to each other near the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The walk took us along side streets selling Indian wares, spices and garment. I stopped for a masala spice - good with ca phe phin masala sua da! Later, we went to the Indian Phahurat Market. The corridors were narrow and it was pretty crowded. No one was in a rush and we inched our way with the human traffic flow. It has a lot of everything - more spices, more fabrics, deities, spices, clothing, etc. With all the congestion, slow-moving human traffic, heat and the crampy feel, it got a little overwhelming.

Early Exit
I didn't really realize the walking tour would extend into the night with dinner at a Chinese restaurant and evening drinks at the roof-top bar of Wallflowers. Abruptly, I had to leave to catch my 4pm screening of a Bangladesh movie at River City Bangkok.

Ending Thoughts
The tour was a refreshing departure from the usual offerings of Bangkok. But as a lone traveler, the highlight for me was meeting new friends - and I did, some of whom I've messaged with already.

I would like to applaud Rinna Pow for organizing this free tour, and also for organizing it professionally with attention to the minutest detail. She placed the restaurant reservation, updated us on tour status, put up a CouchSurfing link with set itineraries and posted pictures on Facebook. Other participants also posted their video.

Just by catching-up on events posted at Get Lost in BKK and Beyond, you can fill the week with things to do and places to see. Rinna, thanks again for that wonderful tour!

--- TheLoneRider
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Bangkok, Thailand

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Adventure Hostel Bangkok - N7 BTS train stop, dorm rooms, great for solo travelers, laundry, roof deck, entertainment center, kitchen, all-day tea-coffee, fridge, clean
1541 Phahonyothin Rd. Payathai

restaurant in Bangkok RESTAURANT

Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant Dalad Vietnamese Restaurant - N7 BTS train stop, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, clean & hygienic, fresh green leafy vegetables
195 Soi Pradipat 19, Pradipat Road, Phayathai

spa and wellness in Bangkok SPA / WELLNESS

Bangkok Float Center Bangkok Float Center - experience a surreal sensory immersion as you effortlessly float on 10 inches of water, 5-stars from 524 Tripadvisor reviews
99/6-9 SHOW DC Retail and Entertainment Mega Complex (4th Floor)

gyms on On Nut, Bangkok GYM| gyms on On Nut, Bangkok YOGA

Now's Fitness Bangkok - gym equipment, yoga, Muay Thai, boxing, fitness trainer, cafe, healthy food
726 Soi On Nut 14 Rd, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250

Useful Information

Bangkok Cost Index

as of Sep 4, 2018: US$1 = Baht 32 = Php 53

  • Bht 60 sm, 90 big one mug draft beer
  • Bht 13 1.5 liter drinking water
  • Bht 220 one hour massage
  • Bht 60-80 muesli breakfast
  • Bht 60-80 tom yum soup in modest eatery
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  • Bht 30-50 pad thai
  • Bht 350 Adventure Hostel lodging
  • Bht 20-30/load laundry, coin operated machine
  • Bht 7 bus ride
Transport Maps of Bangkok
  1. Chao Phraya Express, MRT, BTS, Khlong boats, Airport Link
  2. Bus Routes: 1-14
  3. Bus Routes: 15-30
  4. Bus Routes: 32-49
  5. Bus Routes: 50-70
  6. Bus Routes: 71-88
  7. Bus Routes: 501-516
  8. individual bus routes
Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Night Train from Bang Sue Train Station
  1. take the MRT train to Bang Sue Station. Take the #2 Exit to the provincial trains
  2. Proceed to Counter 2. You will see an information booth, a train schedule chart and the ticket counter. Choose the train and pay at the ticket counter.
  3. daily train schedule:
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