Today was going to be our last full day in Bangkok, but not technically the last full day of our trip, but we knew we had to try and fit in a few last things we wanted to do before calling an end to this amazing trip. So we kicked our routine into gear, with showers, getting changed, and breakfast, and then it was onto the Tuk Tuk and off to the sky train, as today we were heading back to Siam Paragon to hit up Madame Tussaud’s!
Once there though we could see heaps of signage for it on the ground floor where Ocean World is, and you can buy tickets there as well, but we couldn’t figure out where the actual entrance was for the wax museum. Though a quick stop at the information desk to see a map, showed that in fact it was at Siam Discovery, which was the mall more aimed at the younger generation, and a few hundred meters down the road.
We made our way down to Discovery, partly walking outside, and partly getting some nice cool air con from Siam Centre, and once there we bought our tickets, and headed up to the 6th floor. I haven’t been to a Madame Tussaud’s since I was young, and that was in England, so I kind of knew what to expect while also not knowing fully what to expect. In the end though it was pretty much what anyone would think it is, it’s part history museum, part celebrity worship, and 100% photo opportunity central.
It was actually a pretty fun hour or so walking around taking pictures, dressing up in costumes provided, and just having fun with the whole experience. I personally didn’t bother looking to deep into the history part of things, as a lot of the wax models of famous people came with descriptions of who they were, where they were from, and why they are important. But as I’m not really a fan worship kind of guy, I instead just enjoyed seeing how lifelike some of them were, and posing with them.
By the time we finished up there, and headed back to Paragon, it was lunch time, and we both felt like Mexican, though we weren’t sure if they even had a restaurant to choose. Though being badass like it is, Paragon actually had a very cool Mexican restaurant done up like a food truck, and the food was damn good, and as ever, very filling. Then it was up to the cinemas where we checked out Sex Tape, which was a pretty decent comedy, and would be the last film we saw before heading back home.
By the time we got out of the film it was nearly 5pm, so we grabbed some takeaway food that we could eat later at the hotel, and just headed back there to chill out for the rest of the evening, where we just watched films that were playing on TV, while we ate our dinner and devoured some yummies from Dunkin Donuts. Then at around 11pm our last night in Bangkok and of this trip came to an end, as the next night would be spent sleeping on a plane.