The Grand Palace
Grand Palace is situated in the heart of Bangkok and is built across the bank of river Chao Phraya. The swaying reflection of this ornamented landmark in the river will leave you in an awe with its beauty and architecture. It is one of the top tourist destination in Thailand as it has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. As you walk in from the main entrance, on your left you can see the conglomerate of perfectly aligned building adorned with crimson sloping roofs and golden spires. The biggest of all is the bell shaped stupa with a tall pointed spire, representing the Buddha and his path to enlightenment.The largest of the palace buildings is the Grand palace hall, also known as Chakri Mahaprasat. The exterior of the building is a beautiful blend of Italian renaissance and Thai architecture as each building is mounted with layered ornamented spires. I must say this monument is an inspiration for all architects and engineers to design and create something unique.The Borombhiman hall, located at the eastern corner of the complex building was the royal Residence of King Rama VI. Today, it is guarded by armed troopers and can only be viewed through its iron gates. Although, if you are lucky you might get the chance to see the “Changing of Guards”. It is an interesting ceremony where the old guard hand over the responsibility of protecting the palace to the new guard. Both the guards religiously follow the choreographed routine before they exchange places.
Khao San Road
For a lot of people, Bangkok essentially starts with the Floating Market and ends at the Khao San Road. For some, it merely is a shopper’s paradise. Then there are the hedonists who visit the city in order to indulge in all the carnal pleasures of the world. But only a handful travel in order to experience the real essence of Bangkok, the city that literally never sleeps. The air is always moist and salty and is continually interspersed with the odour of fried sea-food and even insects of unimaginable varieties. And the odour emanating from the same is an unbearably foul stench for some while there are others who cannot have enough of the appetizing aroma. All at the same time, my hotel room and the many spas I visited gloriously smelled of orchids infused with jasmine and lemongrass. How could I possibly complain?What is interesting is the fact that Bangkok has two glaring, two strikingly different faces and the residents seem to be proud of both. While open drains and shacks illuminated by fluorescent bulbs adorn one corner of the street, the other side is home to luxury brands and high-rises with floors that are impossible to count. The disparity almost speaks to you. On the one hand, the skyline, which is often reminiscent of Manhattan, can intimidate anybody; the underbelly of the Thai capital, on the other, is home to rampant poverty and several vices of the world. Despite being a city that has constantly been battling political instability, what with the many protests that spring up every now and then, Bangkok has worked hard to retain itself as a major player in the tourism sector. Additionally, even problems such as high levels of pollution, corrupt taxi drivers and illegal prostitution have not deterred the city from competing with the other big metropolises on our planet.I vividly remember some of my evenings in Bangkok-, heck, I could carry all those memories to my grave. Like when I would walk past rows after rows of makeshift shops selling pirated CDs of popular Hollywood titles along with a lot of soft porn. When I would have exhaust fumes greeting my face wherever I went. When I had to be careful in order to avoid stepping into a pothole and this thought was oddly comforting as it reminded me of home.When my ears would work hard to get used to the high-pitched nasal voices conversing around me in a language I absolutely couldn’t comprehend. I remember sitting rather uncomfortably on the floor of a tuk-tuk as it sped through the streets, halting a few times because of the traffic but finally getting me to my destination. I can recall being hollered by vendors asking me to try their fare- right from outrageously glittery clothes to tropical fruit salads. I also remember being solicited by women and men asking me to try a different kind of fare, the one that was illegal. I remember the wrinkled faces, the animated hand gestures, the mischievous winks and the warm smiles. I was perpetually lost in translation.Seven trysts down and I still cannot wait to go back. I am convinced that this city is a magnet and I am just a gullible piece of metal.
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Wat Arun – the temple of the dawn - is considered one of the best temples in Thailand. The temple is located alongside the bank of the Chao Phraya River. The Emerald Buddha once resided in this very temple. Though Wat Arun is the temple of the rising sun, the temple still makes for a breathtaking sight after sun set.10. Khao Yai National Park
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Every traveller is involuntarily partial to one particular destination in the world. For me, that spot has perennially been occupied by Bangkok. The city has taught me every travel lesson in the book. Right from helping me become street smart to reading maps like an expert. It has also turned me into a master of sorts when it comes to playing impromptu rounds of dumb charades with the non-English speaking locals. I am now capable of emulating accents like a pro, much to the amusement of my acquaintances. And then, I firmly believe that Bangkok could award degrees in the art of bargaining considering how it is a major learning centre for the same. Take a trip to the massive wonder known as the Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will know exactly what I am hinting at.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World Rama 1 Road Bangkok Thailand
1. Have a face-to-face interaction with huge sharks at Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Suan Mok Bangkok
If you are a shopaholic then rush to MBK Center / Siam paragon . Doesn't matter wherever you rush to since it doesn't matter. One enters into Mall A and exits from Mall B . See !!! This is how malls are inter connected with each other. And if you are in Siam Paragon mall then don't miss out the Sealife Bangkok (formerly Siam Ocean World) .
Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Market
5. Foot reflexology or plain foot massage– Honestly we were apprehensive about these places. Spattered in Sukhumvit, we finally went to one. Their foot massage is quite tranquilizing. There is a traditional Thai massage at Wat Pho (yes, the temple) for around 400 baht and another by the Foundation of Blind for close to 200 baht. We opted for a place on Sukhumvit soi 11 near the condo we were staying and paid around 250 baht for a 40 minute massage. Quite relaxing after a long walking day!Getting around Bangkok:§ Fancy bright coloured tuk-tuks glamourize an otherwise ordinary city ride. Inspite of all reviews about Tuk-tuks overcharging (taxis by 2 times); it is still worth an experience. Our driver zipped through nooks and corners, even parking lots, from Siam Paragon Mall on Rama Road to Sukhumvit in an unbelievable 20 mins (peak traffic time). Thereby dodging Bangkok’s notorious traffic snarls.§ Boats are a great way to get around Bangkoks ‘klongs’ (canals) to take in locals’ lives and their abodes.§ Air-conditioned cabs are most comfortable and it is best to flag a running taxi.Stay @ –Serviced Apartment @ Circle Condo booked via AirbnbAdventures and misadventures-There are 2 airports in Bangkok. One is Suvarnabhumi and the other Don Muaeng International airport. Air Asia operates its flights from the latter. Our cab driver offloaded us off hurriedly at Suvarnabhumi (deceptivelyL) and zipped away. Don Muaeng is 40 kms away from Suvarnabhumi. By God’s grace, we were able to get to our flight because it was morning 4 a.m. Otherwise, a bad after taste of Bangkok would have stayed!Phuket-
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
Apart from housing the Sea World, Siam Paragon Mall has another major attraction, the Madam Tussaud's Museum in Bangkok. The world famous collection of wax statues will go you a total aww with all its perfection, nuances and grandeur.SO, this sums up the must visit places of Bangkok neatly. More the time, more the merry, but experiencing all the above mentioned activity will surely make your Bangkok trip a worth remembering one..Pack your bags, lets go....
Chao Phraya Boat
No visitor to Bangkok should miss seeing Bangkok from the river. A great way to get around Bangkok without the hassle and hustle and bustle of traffic is by the Chao Phraya Express. There are stops all along the river bank and its a quick and cheap way to get from one place to another.
Our final destination was Safari World at Bangkok. Home to dolphins, seals, chameleons and countless colorful, tropical birds, Safari World is a major crowd-puller for tourist families with young children. There are shows at regular intervals where the agile animals perform complicated tasks with great dexterity. The 'safari' is a jeep-ride through an artificial zone which houses lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, elephants and many different varieties of deer. Visitors are also treated to a sumptious lunch at the end of the visit.
Patpong Night Market
10. GET NAUGHTY - No Bangkok trip is complete without getting a bit naughty and the city's most notorious nightlife remains concentrated around Patpong night market area. Patpong is one of the world's largest red light area, and its action had been immortalized by one James Bond movie. Although Soi Cowboy is supposedly the top naughty nightlife area of Bangkok, at Patpong you can buy excellent cheap remakes of designers bags, gorge on amazing and adventurous local street food (from snails, geese, insects to chicken claws and more) and chilling out with beer and music at one of the endless bars there.
Day 6: It’s 10 and gates are open to the most erotic place on earth for any women: Shopping Malls. For shopping Electronics and watches, one should visit MBK Shopping Centre. For Bulk Shopping of clothes, whether it’s a lingerie or a party dress or it’s an office formal, one should grab all these in Pratunam Market. Crazy for bags?? Please rush towards the opposite of Pratunam- Platinum mall. Now its 4.00 P.M and Time to say “Bye” and heading towards Bangkok International Airport.
Siam Ocean World Bangkok Co.
Nestled below the posh Siam Paragon mall in Sukhumvit, Bangkok is the Siam Ocean World oceanarium. It is one of the largest in Southeast Asia, just a tad bigger than the Manila Ocean Park, at 10,000 square meters. I visited the oceanarium on my third visit to Bangkok, during the food tour. The aquariums were grouped into zones, seven in all: Weird and Wonderful, Rain Forest, Deep Reef, Rocky Shore, Living Ocean, Open Ocean, and Jellies. The Weird and Wonderful section contain several cylindrical aquariums housing weird creatures, such as the giant spider crabs, sea horses of all shapes, and mollusks that somehow resembled Admiral Ackbar of Star Wars. The Rain Forest also has its share of strange animals, not just fishes. I was particularly fascinated with the lung fishes, some albino-colored cave fishes with two hind legs, some rodents that swim, and a chameleon, staring at the onlookers with its multi-colored eyes.The Deep Reef, containing large tanks, are populated with a multitude of fishes, swimming around the artificial corals and rocks set in the aquarium. Penguins and other marine animals populate the Rocky Shore. Midway through the exhibits we entered a room to board glass-bottomed boats to observe the fishes from a different angle. We were also able to see the machineries that responsible for the upkeep of the aquariums, and we saw where they are breeding some of the fishes and shells. After taking the glass-bottomed boats, we went through the 270-degree acrylic underwater tunnel to the Open Ocean, where sharks, stingrays and groupers abound. The size of the aquarium was impressive, but the number of shark species and sharks were a bit of a letdown (Manila Ocean Park has more sharks). I did enjoy the last part before we exited - the jellyfishes. I'm allergic to jellyfish stings in real life, but I find them fascinating. Seeing them in LED-lighted aquariums is the best way to observe them, as it removed the possibility of being stung. But it's a biatch to take pictures of them. It took Arvy several tries to take that picture of the jellyfish above, and all my efforts turned out to be blurry blobs. There are other activities in the Siam Ocean World that we didn't do, such as disturbing the starfishes in the "petting zoo," feeding the sharks and otters, having fishes eat our foot callouses in the fish spa, and scuba diving in the aquariums to encounter the sharks.
Next on the list for this day was a quick visit to the Victory Monument and to the street markets around it. The monument is a monolithic structure at the junction of several roads. It is simple and yet effective. The street markets in this area is where the locals shop. While one may not want to buy much here(the endless display of shoes and clothes gets tiring), it is an interesting place to just walk around and see the city for what it is, beyond the tourist trappings.Dinner was at Terminal 21 near MRT Asok, the food court is huge with every cuisine one can think of(Sushi, burgers, pasta, Thai food, Malay, Indonesian! How does one pick?), it can be a little chaotic, like the city itself but it is interesting and fun, just like the city!I only had until 2 pm on day 5, after which I had to leave for the airport. I spent the time just walking around Riverside and then at Terminal 21(the shopping mall). I also found time to buy ten packs of Wrigleys 5 gum(it costs 25% of what it does in Bangalore!). I left for the airport an hour earlier(around 2) so I could pick my seats and explore the stores at the airport. Bangkok is an extremely interesting city, and is a convenient gateway to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. There is also Ayuththaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket that are easily accessible from here. This city is worth visiting several times just to relax(and shop). The one thing I have taken back with me is how pleasant and cheerful people are. So book your tickets and say Sawasdee to Bangkok!#SwipeRightToTravel
Yaowarat Road Bangkok Thailand
Later in the evening we took the famous Tuk Tuk ride to China Town. This street is mostly frequented by the locals and hosts a wide variety of street side food stalls. Yearly vegetarian festival was going on at that time. We relished on some freshly made mango juice while we were here. We did not have much Thai Bahts with us so we decided to try ATMs which are at every few blocks on this street.But after trying 5-6 ATMs we realised that drawing cash from any machine 200 Bahts is levied as processing charge. So please stock up on cash before you get here or withdraw a larger amount to save some bucks.
Taling Chan Bangkok Thailand
Bangkok has a lot of floating markets on the outskirts of the city. Taling Chan is one that you can try. You can ride a long tail boat for 100 baht, shop a bit and enjoy the lovely food. The only thing you have to keep in mind here is that you have to come early at 8am to avoid the heat and the crowd.
Don Mueang International Airport Bangkok Thailand
It was then time to head back home from DMK! DMK's departure hall looks aged, and is decorated with murals of King Bhumibol's travels which is really thoughtful, I guess! Macdonalds there has the sawadee greeting posture too. Flight back on Thai AirAsia was uneventful.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel Ratchaprarop Road Bangkok Thailand
If you are in Bangkok, then you must give the sky tower a visit. The whole city is visible from the Sky Tower observatory which is a revolving one. The sky tower is of a total of 84 floors with sky pub and observatory on the top floor. It is the tallest building in the city, and comprises the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia and the seventh-tallest all-hotel structure in the world. Now that would be a great feeling for anyone staying int he hotel. I did that's why saying. I even danced in the bathroom with my speakers on. C'mon I know I am damn crazy but once in a lifetime I did something unusual in a bathroom playing loud music for hours. I guess the people next door didn't get offended. Hehehe!!!If you want to stay in the tower , then get ready to burn a hole in your pockets because it's expensive. Cost per room (two beds) = 8000 THB with complimentary Thai message and access to swimming pool So if anyone plans to stay the night in the hotel then better opt to stay in a single roomSuper Malls / Sealife Bangkok (formerly Siam Ocean World)
Soi cowboy(for Adults) After a long tiring day we reached our hotel around 8pm. Refreshed ourselves and went out for a night stroll around Sukhumvit. Luckily we stumbled upon a small lane which led us to the famous Soi Cowboy. It is similar to Pat Pong without the night market. It follows the same pattern as in most of the GoGo bars in Thailand, drinks served by ladies and bikini dances. However, it is much better. Each bar here has its own theme. From naughty cops to sexy nurses, you name it. You can take the ladies back to your hotel rooms by paying the bar fine. Bar Fine (in general, may differ) – 500 Baht Charge(boom boom,as it is locally called) – 1000 Baht, again it may differ.
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
How to Get ThereSiam Ocean World is located at the basement of Siam Paragon mall. It is accessible using the BTS Skytrain - get off Siam Station and take Exit 5 to the mall.Useful Info: The oceanarium is open from 10 am to 9pm, last entry an hour before closing. Price for adults is 900 baht, 700 baht for children.
Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School
Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), or Wat Phra Chetuphon, is located behind the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and a must-do for any first-time visitor in Bangkok. It's one of the largest temple complexes in the city and famed for its giant reclining Buddha that measures 46 metres long and is covered in gold leaf. It’s an easy ten minute walk between here and the Grand Palace, and I recommend coming to Wat Pho second, because even though the golden Buddha here is just as popular many people don’t take the time to wander around the rest of the complex so the experience tends to be far more relaxing. This is also a great place to get a traditional Thai massage. Wat Pho is often considered the leading school of massage in Thailand, so you really are in good hands here. Since December 2012, entrance to the temple costs 100 baht and you can visit any time between 08:00 and 17:00.The highlight for most people visiting Wat Pho is the Reclining Buddha. The figures here are impressive: 15 metres tall, 46 metres long, so large it feels like it has been squeezed into the building. The Buddha's feet are 5 metres long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious 'laksanas' (characteristics) of the Buddha. 108 is a significant number, referring to the 108 positive actions and symbols that helped lead Buddha to perfection. You’ll need to take your shoes off to enter, and if you would like a little good luck, we recommend purchasing a bowl of coins at the entrance of the hall which you can drop in the 108 bronze bowls which line the length of the walls. Dropping the small pennies in makes a nice ringing sound and even if your wishes don’t come true, the money goes towards helping the monks renovate and preserve Wat Pho. As this is a revered image, all visitors must wear appropriate clothing; this means no exposed shoulders or skin above the knee.As I said before, it really is worth taking a look round the rest of the temple. Wat Pho also has good English speaking guides who will provide interesting information for around 200 - 400 baht, depending on how many people there are in your group and how good your negotiating skills are. If you prefer, you can wander alone. Recommend sites include four chapels that contain 394 gilded Buddha images, long lines of golden statues from different parts of Thailand sitting in the lotus position. Although the intricately detailed murals that cover the walkways around Wat Pho will require a book or guide to decipher, the exquisite murals are so detailed and intricate that even if you don’t understand all the imagery you can still appreciate the artwork. Finally in the courtyards at Wat Pho Temple are some comical looking Chinese statutes that were once uses as ballasts on ships and 91 chedis (or stupas) decorated in ceramic pottery flowers and colourful tiles.Wat Pho Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 17:00 (Massage available until 18:00) Location: Maharat Road. Close to the river (about a half mile south of the Grand Palace), Old City (Rattanakosin)Price Range: The entrance fee is 100 baht.Checkout my complete Bangkok Guide - https://localfoodideas.com/bangkok-thailand/
River City Shopping Complex Talat Noi Bangkok Thailand
A nice shopping centre to pick up artefacts from. Do check out the furniture stores and other stores selling Burmese antiques.The Tom and Toms coffee shop has good coffee and pizza, and an even better view.
Museum of Forensic Science Bangkok Thailand
Does it sound weird? Yes. Does it sound creepy? Yes! But despite everything I’ve heard about fetis’ in formaldehyde, and other gruesome things – I promise you, I’m not a sociopath. It just sounds weird, and well, you know me, I like to check out weird things; even if it means freaking myself out.
Jim Thompson House ถนน พระราม 1 Bangkok Thailand
Jim Thompson was an interesting man, or he is an interesting man - one doesn't know what happened of him after he went missing from the Cameron Highlands.The several houses put together are beautiful, and are beautifully restored. The artefacts inside are equally interesting - especially the Chinese blue pottery stools with a compartment for coal to be put it, to keep your seats warm in winter!
Terminal 21 Khlong Toei Nuea Bangkok Thailand
This airport/travel themed mall is fun and is interesting. Each of the nine floors is made to look like a different city. So you can go to London, Paris, the Caribbean, Tokyo, Rome and a few other cities, all in a matter of a few hours!The Caribbean floor has an amazing food court. The supermarket - Gourmet Market has a lot of international foods and a salad bar. Shop at the other floors, tuck in at the Caribbean!
Taling Chan Floating Market Taling Chan Thailand
Next day, after breakfast we went to the charming floating market, famed for its hospitality. We enjoyed a great seafood lunch of huge prawns and blue crabs on the floor along with the locals and then rode the long-tail boat along the canal while shopping. The best part of the ride was tasting all kinds of sweets, fruits and snacks. It was not that crowded and hence enjoyable. This is a simple yet an irresistible way to spend your day. When we couldn't take the sun, we went to the open-air foot massage set under the trees.
Wat Phra Kaew Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang Bangkok Thailand
It shares a common compound with the Grand Palace and is regarded as the most important temple in Bangkok. At the heart of the temple is a fabulous Buddha image, carved from a single piece of Jade. The image is meticulously carved. This sacred temple was built in 1784. The Emerald Buddha is revered as the symbol of the Thai state today. One of the locals told us that changing of the robes is performed only by the King to bring good fortune to the country during each season of summer, rains and winter.
Siam Niramit Bangkok Thailand
Day 5: A visit to the Floating Market, “Damnoen Saduak” which is a unique experience. You are placed on the boat and are taken to different shops which are floating on the water as the name suggests. One can buy fancy jewelry, Handicrafts, Clothes and eateries. One can enjoy the juicy noodles with the choice of meat or can enjoy the tasty Barbeque freshly prepared Chicken. One should not forget to taste the Famous Coconut Ice cream served with groundnuts. While going towards the hotel, one should also take the benefit of gazing the beautiful creation of Mother Nature- Snakes. One should visit the Snake show which will last for 45mins or so. People play with those poisonous creatures and live their livelihood. One can even enjoy an elephant ride as well!! In the evening, we headed towards the show named as “Siam Niramit” which has the biggest stage in the world. There were more than thousand actors and actresses. This act or play depicts the history of Siam Kingdom and a must watch.
Chao Phraya Express Boat Company Limited Phra Nakhon Thailand
Day 4: Gems stone Gallery is a house with different precious gems all around the world. Before entering, one has to undergo a round trip to the Gems World – the story of a Gem. Heading towards Bangkok, the Wat Pho Temple (Reclining Buddha). All the ladies are preferred to wear decent clothes or else you are given a green over coat to cover yourselves. The interior of the temple is carved brilliantly. The 40 m long and 15 m high Buddha gives immense pleasure to the eyes as well as soul. One can buy a bowl of coins with 20 Baht and follow the outer door of the temple by dropping per coin per bowl. It’s dinner time, Cruise, on Chao Phraya River, a buffet will be served with live music. Words like party, romance, rejoice, will greatly describe the atmosphere. If you are a silent bee, then you can feel the soft breeze through the journey of around an hour and can have a glimpse of colorful Bangkok.
Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Take a overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, a very comfortable train reaches chiang mai early in the morning.. You find plenty hotel/ guest house representative wiling to provide you their services at railway station itself..choose any as per your budget..
Baiyoke Tower II
Another city, another supertall to climb up. On my visit to Bangkok, I had the chance to go up Baiyoke Tower II, the tallest building in Thailand. Located in the Ratchathewi district, the building, which contains the Baiyoke Sky Hotel (the tallest hotel in Southeast Asia) is 304 meters tall. In itself, the design of the building is quite bland, but the view from the top is great. The revolving observation deck, which gives a 360 degree view of downtown Bangkok, is in the 84th floor. There is also a public viewing area at the 77th floor.A bar, called Rooftop, is located a floor below the revolving deck and is perfect for chilling out with a cocktail while admiring the Bangkok skyline.
CheQinn Bangkok Hostel Nana Tai Alley Bangkok Thailand
Located at about 5 minutes of a walk from BTS Nana, this is the perfect location for any backpacker to stay at. With a couple of 7 Elevens, about 15 eateries, beauty parlours and all the street vendors within 100 meters makes it an ideal place to stay in. The entire street comes alive at night, with restaurants that open only around midnight and shack-like restaurants with live performers and great music resulting in parties every night.
Chinatown Bangkok Thailand
It is a haven to explore the vibrant street-side cuisine. The food is cheap and fresh. Chinatown is definitely not to be missed. We had bird’s nest soup, suckling pig, roasted duck, and grilled prawns. It is a perfect spot for the best bargains as there are many whole sellers here if you need to buy souvenirs. Visit after sundown.
Also known as the "Green Lung" of Bangkok, Lumphini Park is returning to the serenity of nature. Away from the noise and haste of the city, this place does the trick by providing you some peace. More than often, this place works as a therapy from the hustle bustle of the city. It is open from 10 am to 3 pm. I suggest you go here as early as possible. As the day progresses, this place too gets a bit stuffed with tourists hence beating the purpose of the visit. There is an artificial lake in the middle of the park, where you can lie back and relax. Lumphini Park is a lush oasis in the middle of Bangkok. It’s a great place to go for a picnic, relax, jog, yoga, or collect your thoughts.
Silver Gold Garden Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Thailand
Pocket Friendly 5-6Kms from Suvarnabhumi Airport Decent Rooms
Yaowarat Bangkok Thailand
With grandeur opening up to Bangkok's Chinatown, are the ceremonial Chinese Gate. It runs all along from Odeon Circle to Yaowarat, marking the erstwhile settled Chinese community since 1783. While the entire city is an epitome of urban skylines, this part of the city still retains its undeveloped yet striking traditional settlement, making it one of the major tourist attractions in the city. While Tang To Gung gold shop on Sampeng Lane, around Mangkon Road gives you a fine example of architecture in Bangkok from its early years, the main arteries of Chinatown are unmistakably Thanon Yaowarat and Thanon Charoen Krung, where the food and shopping arenas create a much required touristy buzz.
Four Seasons Bangkok Hotel Bangkok Thailand
To be honest, this review is from my trip in 2010, and I certainly hope Four Seasons Bangkok is still as amazing! I am sure a lot of people who know me will possibly be a little bit shocked that I am talking about this experience since it was one of the trips I made with my soon to be ex-husband but I say why not? Life takes away a lot, good memories shouldn’t be a part of the deal. :) Coming back to Four Seasons Bangkok, if I had to sum up the experience in just one line, I would like to say – Bradley Cooper and other actors from Hangover 2 were also staying there at that time. Yup! Obviously I am trying to make it sound like we hung out and stuff, which of course, never happened. What did happen though is that I had a great time at FS, Bangkok. Must point out their amazing service, that brilliant goose-down bed (FS hotels never disappoint in that regard, ever), courteous staff, stunning oriental interiors and superb food. Forget everything else, I still haven’t gotten over the fries! Lame, I know, but those fries were a work of art! Swim (in my case being parked at the shallow end), shower, TV, room service, your favourite sandwich and fries… You know what I mean? Of course, you can’t let gluttony take over your stay. You have to step out no matter how comfy the bed. It’s pretty easy to get around town from Four Seasons Bangkok. You can take the metro which is just short walking distance away or hail a cab just as easily but my daily ritual used to be to hop on a tuk-tuk and let it whisk me away to one of the shopping destinations. Most of them are just 10-15 minutes away. I would come back, sip on a glass of wine and head for a relaxing massage. Good life!
Waking up in Bangkok.It's 10:00 am and I'm ready to share with you the most stunning 'room with a view' in the heart of this city at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. It's been said time and again that this city is an experience not a destination. But what I do know is that Bangkok gets a clear win for this fantastic first impression this city has left on me.
Ambassador Hotel Bangkok Soi Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Thailand
This is the hotel we stayed in, its in sukhumvit soi 11. One of the best areas to party and its extremely near the mrt.