Every semester, our department has activities to make the students get closer to each other. This semester our department went to Suan Phueng for 3D2N. In Thai language, Suan means Garden and Phueng means bee, so Suan Phueng means bee garden. Therefore, we can find some bee souvenirs there.
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
We left Bangkok in the afternoon at 3.00 p.m. We had really nice dinner with fried pla kaphong (seabass fish), squid in salted egg sauce, Thai salad, khai ciaw (omelette) and I like the dinner so much. hehe. We arrived in Suan Phueng at 8 p.m. and spent the night at Panalee resort.
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
We had a breakfast in the resort. I chose kaotom kung (boiled rice with prawn) for my breakfast. I also ate fried bread which in Bahasa Indonesia we call it as cakwe, but in Thai language, it is called Patong ko (I don’t know how to spell it correctly, sorry). The difference between cakwe in Indonesia and Patong ko in Thai is the dipping sauce. In Indonesia, we dip cakwe in a sour and spicy sauce. In Thailand, Patong ko is dipped into sweetened condensed milk. No matter what the dipping sauce is, it’s still delicous. Trust me! ^-^
After breakfast, we went to New Land and took a ride on a train together with all professors and friends. We also fed the sheep and tried some games there. The thing I love the most was feeding the sheep and fish.
Next destination was candle house (Baan Hom Tien) and we saw many artworks there. We also got a free candle as a souvenir from this candle house.
The third destination of the day was Somdet Phranangchao Siri Kit Park. There were many peacocks live freely in the park, not only the ordinary peacock but also the albino peacock. There were a river and many big stones in the park. We went back to resort after visiting the park. At night, we had dinner in the resort and sang many songs together.
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
It’s the last day. We had a breakfast in the resort and prepared to go back to Bangkok. We visited Moai coffee shop and Coro Field before went home. In one of Indonesian local language, coro means cockroach, but we didn’t visit the cockroach field. Coro Field in Suan Phueng is a Japanese agro-tourist destination, we can learn how to make a terrarium or plant some vegetables there. It’s a nice place to visit and take pictures 🙂
Thank you Ajarn, friends, and Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Chulalongkorn University for having me on this trip 🙂