2018 - KhaoYai National Park Adventure (day 1)

A 6day 6pax family holiday adventure to Thailand from 5th to 10th December 2018. It all happened so quickly in July when my son Ching Jin Wei and Shevin Teoh suggested that we should have a family trip together for the first time. With everybody giving their thumbs up and said yes; Jin Wei and Shevin did all the bookings and arrangement, my wife and I were just merely passengers, so so happy! We stayed 3 nights in Pak Chong exploring Khao Yai and 2 nights in Bangkok shopping and eating. The family L-R: Ching Jin Yuan, Ching Jin Wei, Shevin Teoh, Isabelle Ching, Catherine Oon and Ching Neng Bin at Primo Piazza.

The family L-R: Ching Jin Yuan, Isabelle Ching, Ching Jin Wei, Shevin Teoh, Catherine Oon and yours sincerely Ching Neng Bin not in the picture (photographer). Breakfast at KLIA OldTown White Coffee.

Day 1 (Wed.5 Dec.2018) - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Khao Yai 

09.00am - Malaysia Airlines MH 784 flight from KL to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport arriving at 10.15am with a duration of 2hr 10min.
11.00am - Airport (191km 2h 45min) transfer to Varn Boutique Resort Khao Yai by Thai Happy Taxi (5,000B)
01.45pm - Checking in at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai for 4 days 3 nights at RM1,958.
02.00pm - Rented a SUV at Varn Boutique for 3 days at 12,500B
03.00pm - Lunch at Primo Piazza (Open: 9am to 6pm, Entrance fee: adult 200B and child 100B)
06.00pm - Visited Palio Khao Yai Village (Open: 8.30am to 9pm)
07.00pm - Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant (Open: 10am to 10pm)

09.00am - Malaysia Airlines MH 784 flight from KL to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport arriving at 10.15am with a duration of 2hr 10min.

On board the Malaysia Airlines flight from KL to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport arriving at 10.15am.

01.45pm - Checking in at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai for 4 days 3 nights at RM1,958.
02.00pm - Rented a SUV at Varn Boutique for 3 days at 12,500B
03.00pm - Lunch at Primo Piazza (Open: 9am to 6pm, Entrance fee: adult 200B and child 100B)
06.00pm - Visited Palio Khao Yai Village (Open: 8.30am to 9pm)
07.00pm - Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant (Open: 10am to 10pm)

11.00am - Airport (191km 2h 45min) transfer to Varn Boutique Resort Khao Yai by Thai Happy Taxi (5,000B).

Ching Jin Yuan and daughter Isabelle Ching in the Thai Happy Taxi.

On the road to Khao Yai, Thailand.

Welcome to Varn Boutique Resort, your Pak Chong “home away from home.”

Our taxi van just arrived at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

01.45pm - Checking in at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

01.45pm - Checking in at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai for 4 days 3 nights at RM1,958.

Our duplex family chalet at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

We stayed on the 1st floor of the duplex family chalet at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Our duplex family chalet at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Our duplex family chalet at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Our duplex family chalet at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Our duplex family chalet at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Isabelle Ching at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Isabelle Ching at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

Isabelle Ching taking a rest after the long journey from Kuala Lumpur at Varn Boutique Resort, Pak Chong, Khao Yai.

02.00pm - We rented this SUV for 3 days at 12,500B. Ching Jin Wei was our driver in Khao Yai.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - kids will.enjoy petting and feeding the alpacas, merino and donkeys while adults had fun taking photos of the Italian style buildings.

03.00pm - Primo Piazza Khao Yai (Open: 9am - 6pm, Entrance fee: adult 200B and child 100B).

Primo Piazza Khao Yai (Open: 9am - 6pm, Entrance fee: adult 200B and child 100B).


Primo Piazza Khao Yai - The Italian style architecture is set dramatically in a lush and greenery Khao Yai that brings a Tuscan atmosphere.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai or the Little Italy of Thailand is a  picturesque inspired Tuscan Village situated in Pak Chong.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai or the Little Italy of Thailand is a  picturesque inspired Tuscan Village situated in Pak Chong.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - The moment you walked in, you will find the atmosphere changes drastically from the typical Thai to the strong Italian style architecture.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai or the Little Italy of Thailand is a  picturesque inspired Tuscan Village situated in Pak Chong.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - We felt like in Italy with its elegant Italian architecture.

Ching Jin Wei and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Shevin Teoh and Ching Jin Wei at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture you could be easily mistaken for thinking that you were in a remote Tuscan village, with the classy Italian architecture, cobbled streets and lush green surroundings.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery has a barn  where you can feed sheep, alpaca and donkeys with live music in the fountain area.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery has a barn  where you can feed sheep, alpaca and donkeys with live music in the fountain area.

Primo Piazza - Children had fun feeding sheep and alpacas. Adults had fun taking beautiful photos around the flavorful buildings.

Shevin Teoh and Ching Jin Wei at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Isabelle Ching and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Isabelle Ching and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Shevin Teoh at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - it was our first time seeing and feeding llamas and alpacas.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its stunning scenery has a barn  where you can feed sheep, alpaca and donkeys with live music in the fountain area.

The flowers at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery.

The flowers at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai - an unforgettable impression of tranquility with its stunning scenery.

Primo Piazza Khao Yai with elegant Italian architecture has warm and relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere, with an array of excellent cafes and restaurants.

Ching Jin Yuan and Isabelle Ching at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Ching Jin Wei at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Ching Jin Wei and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Isabelle Ching at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Isabelle Ching at Primo Piazza Khao Yai with its elegant Italian architecture.

Ching Jin Wei and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - elegant Italian architecture.

Ching Jin Wei and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - elegant Italian architecture.

Cathrine and Isabelle Ching at Primo Piazza Khao Yai - elegant Italian architecture.

The beautiful flowers at Primo Piazza Khao Yai.

Isabelle Ching and Shevin at Primo Piazza Khao Yai.

06.00pm - Visited Palio Khao Yai Village (Open: 8.30am - 9pm). Address: Thanarat Rd, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, 30130, Thailand.

Palio Khao Yai is a picturesque shopping centre, themed around a Tuscan village where visitors are treated to an out-of-the-ordinary combination of clothes and gift shopping, gourmet snacks, shops and stalls.

Palio Khao Yai Village - Surrounding is decorated with building structure resembles Tuscany. The feeling of entering an European countryside.

Palio Khao Yai Village is a nice place for photo shooting.

Palio is another Italian themed market square where you can get a little shopping done. Entrance is free. A nice place for photo shooting.

Isabelle Ching posted for a photo shoot at Palio Khao Yai Village.

Isabelle Ching posted for a photo shoot at Palio Khao Yai Village.

07.00pm - Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant, 21 Mittaphap Road, Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one. We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

Dining with favourite character @ Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum & Restaurant.

Shevin and Jin Wei at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum restaurant.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum restaurant in Khao Yai that let you encounter almost all your favorite characters from the movies, cartoons, comics and games, which include superheroes, celebrities and royal families.


Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum restaurant in Khao Yai that let you encounter almost all your favorite characters from the movies, cartoons, comics and games, which include superheroes, celebrities and royal families.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

The Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum was huge with so much to see. If you appreciate collectibles and vintage pieces, you will love this place.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

The Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum was huge with so much to see. If you appreciate collectibles and vintage pieces, you will love this place.

We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

Hi Isabelle Ching! We were amazed to see so many retro items and antiques from our childhood days at Ban Mai Chai Nam Museum.

Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one.

Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one.

Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one have lots of superhero figures - Superman!
Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one have lots of superhero figures - Terminator!
Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one.

Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one. The place is actually really huge and there are tons of seating options here.

Banmai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hotel and Museum all in one. The place is actually really huge and there are tons of seating options here.


Ban Mai Chay Nam serves authentic Thai food, where their unique retro decoration is the main reason for the huge wave of tourists.

Ban Mai Chay Nam serves authentic Thai food, where their unique retro decoration is the main reason for the huge wave of tourists.

07.00pm - Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant.

Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant.

Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant.

07.00pm - Dinner at Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant -  and cheers with chang beer.

The restaurant is so huge that you can choose to sit by the riverside, or prefer a more private setting surrounded with retro collection items.

Ban Mai Chay Nam serves authentic Thai food, where their unique retro decoration is the main reason for the huge wave of tourists.

Apart from the restaurant and museum, Ban Mai Chay Nam actually expanded and built a resort hotel. Located just opposite the restaurant and museum, the hotel is just a bridge away.

Apart from the restaurant and museum, Ban Mai Chay Nam actually expanded and built a resort hotel. Located just opposite the restaurant and museum, the hotel is just a bridge away.

We all had a lot of fun exploring both the Ban Mai Chay Nam museum and the restaurant.

9.30pm - Back to Varn Boutique Resort where we stayed. The first night view of the resort.

Night view of Varn Boutique Resort.

Packing and getting ready to sleep at  Varn Boutique Resort.

Packing and getting ready to sleep at  Varn Boutique Resort.

Packing and getting ready to sleep at  Varn Boutique Resort.


Primo Piazza, Khao Yai, Thailand

Primo Piazza, Khao Yai, Thailand

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Day 1 (Wed.05 Dec.2018) - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Khao Yai
 

Day 2 (Thu.06 Dec.2018) - Exploring Khao Yai National Park
 

Day 3 (Fri.07 Dec.2018) - Exploring Khao Yai, Thailand
 

Day 4 (Sat.08 Dec.2018) - Khao Yai to Bangkok 

Day 5 (Sun.09 Dec.2018) - Bangkok exploring Chocolate Ville
 

Day 6 (Mon.10 Dec.2018) - Bangkok to KL @ 7.40pm
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    Watching the zillions of bats flying out of their cave in a spiral web wave during their feeding time in the evening is a scene to behold.
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