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Thailand Travel Guide: Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Bangkok, as one of the most popular tourist destination, offers endless places to visit waiting to be discovered— to the places that seem to be lost in time, modern art exhibition, museums, and hip and eclectic places hidden in the city.

For a family travel destination, you would not want to miss a visit to Madame Tussauds Bangkok! There is simply no reason to missed Madame Tussauds Bangkok, a legendary wax museum. It’s the only place in the world where you can get up close and take a snap with the world’s biggest and influential name ever recorded. Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok, get your camera ready!

Step into the surprisingly realistic wax figures in Madame Tussauds with different theme zones and experience the latest ICE AGE 4D with snow experience.

Take a glimpse of past

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With variant of theme zones, “The Royals”, is where you can learn about the lives of Thailand’s most revered Royal family and become better acquainted with the Royal family. Move on to the next theme zones, “History”, will introduce you with the lives of remarkable people that fought to change the world including Gandhi, Sukarno, and Princess Diana. While taking a glimpse in the past, we can’t miss out the future. In this theme zones, “Leaders”, you can step into the world’s most respected leaders of all time, including Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Narendra Modi, and Xi Jinping – Peng Liyuan.

Get an inspiration with the most influential people from different walks of life

 Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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Who does not know about Albert Einstein? At “Arts & Science”, you are able to meet the greatest intellectuals, geniuses, writers, musicians, and artists that have shaped our world such as Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Zuckerberg.

After having some fun with the genius, you should feel the adrenaline rush as you step into the “Sports”, and get excited to take a picture with David Beckham, and Christiano Ronaldo among others. After seeking into a deeper world in Madame Tussauds Bangkok, “Music” will give you an exclusive pass to the most loved music events and to your favorite singers! You will definitely be welcome by Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Madonna, and Nichkhun.

Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Moving forward to “Film”, you can tap into the movies with some of the greatest icons of film and of course, the actors! Not only with the wax figures, Madame Tussauds Bangkok also offers TV Studio where you will be given a chance to join top television studio like Oprah Winfrey show and Asia’s top talent. This attraction wouldn’t be complete without the “A-List Party” with a lot of celebrities and you can walk the red carpet with Hollywood stars. What an experience!

Last but not least, Madame Tussauds Bangkok invites Bollywood and Indian stars to the house and a warm welcome to Bollywood zona or IIFA!

Experience ICE AGE 4D

Get into the blazing snow and enjoy screening of the Ice Age 4D movies. Kids would definitely love and enjoy a holiday here!

Despite the sometime, chaotic traffic, Bangkok continues to be a must visit travel destination. For a fun filled day, visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok now! Save some money by buying tickets online.

Madame Tussauds Bangkoks is a five minutes walk from BTS Siam station, open daily 10 AM to 9 PM.

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Must Visit Temples in Bangkok

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Thai temples or “Wats” encompasses the Thai in everyday life. Capture the Buddhism that it is; explore the must visit temples in Bangkok and take a glimpse of its religious rites, cultural history, schools, statues and arts.

Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit Temple

Must Visit Temples in Bangkok

Built before the city was founded in 1782, the temple is listed as one of the royal temples in Bangkok, where the mother of King Rama IX practice meditation and shared it through her son, King Rama IX. This meditation temple is also the first Buddhist University in the country, the Maha Chulalongkorn Raja Vidyalaya University, which houses hundreds of Monks studying the teachings of Buddha. Learn about meditation and practice mindfulness with expert Buddhist monks.

Wat Pho

Built before the city was founded in 1782, the temple is listed as one of the royal temples in Bangkok, where the mother of King Rama IX practice meditation and shared it through her son, King Rama IX. This meditation temple is also the first Buddhist University in the country, the Maha Chulalongkorn Raja Vidyalaya University, which houses hundreds of Monks studying the teachings of Buddha. Learn about meditation and practice mindfulness with expert Buddhist monks.

Wat Pho, a name derived after the monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived, is one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. This temple is known as “The Temple of the Reclining Buddha”, that houses 46 meter long golden reclining Buddha. The reclining Buddha signifies, Mahaparinirvana, during his last moments of illness.

The temple also houses the highly notable massage school; teaching and preserving the traditional Thai massage and medicine since 1955. Visit and have a full traditional Thai massage or learn short and long term massage courses.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun, a Buddhist Temple known as the Temple of Dawn, is located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya). The Phra Prang (tower), intricately covered in tiny pieces of colourful Chinese ceramic stood stunningly on a part of the complex, along with buildings, pavilion and shrines.  The interior of the boht (ordination hall) has a golden Buddha statue, detailed with strikingly intricate murals.

Climb on the steep stairs of the main prang, leading to the top of Wat Arun and experience the peaceful calm view of Mae Nam Chao Phraya.

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of Emerald Buddha, is in the complex of Grand Palace. It is the most notable and sacred temple in Thailand that houses the Emerald Buddha, that is carved out in a block of jade. The robe of Emerald Buddha are changed by the King of Thailand thrice a year during a formal ritual, signifying Thailand’s three seasons—hot, cool and wet.

Taking photos is forbidden inside the temple.

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimi houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha statues. It was presumed that the Gold Buddha statue was originally covered with plaster to conceal it from invading Burmese.

The statue was said to be discovered beneath stucco and plaster when it accidentally fell while being moved within the temple complex. Wat Traimit, is also the home to Phra Buddha Maha Suwanna Patimakorn Exhibition, which depicts how the statue is created, discovered and arrived on Wat Traimit; and Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center, which shows an engaging museum of the Chinese Community in Bangkok.

Visit temples in Thailand, and discover a vivid details of its past, standing the test of time. Plan your trip now.

 

 

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Bangkok Hotels: VIE Hotel MGallery By Sofitel Redefines Luxury

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Bangkok Thailand is one of the world’s most exciting cities to visit. With such great variety of Bangkok attractions ranging from historical sites to luxurious malls and street markets, it is considered as the most visited city in the world. Not to mention experiencing its nightlife being one of the top things to do in Bangkok. As such, it’s not a surprise that the city is home to numerous Bangkok Hotels that are some of the world’s greatest luxury hotels. However, scouting for the best among the top hotels in Bangkok is not that easy given its endless choices. To make your Bangkok trip easier and memorable, let us share with you one of the best hotels in Bangkok. Read more to find out!

REDEFINING LUXURY

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Let us introduce you to VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery by Sofitel, one of the many luxury Bangkok Hotels located at the centre of the city. The hotel puts a whole new meaning to ‘luxury’ that can be reflected from its aesthetics down to its services and amenities. Thus, feeling the grandeur stay in every aspect from the moment you enter the lobby, being welcomed with warm smiles.

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Also, its elegant design matched with warm colours, spacious rooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering an astounding view of the cityscape impress guests. Spacious bed, pillow menu, and crisp cotton sheets equip each room to provide you with utmost comfort. In addition to that, the hotel has 24-hour butler service to assist your concerns.

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AMENITIES

Apart from its aesthetics, luxury speaks through their amenities and services. Visitors are bound to enjoy their personalized service and excellent facilities during their stay. Furthermore, as one of the best Bangkok Hotels also for business, they take pride in their superb conference and seminar equipment.

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Moreover, you may swim a lap or two at VIE Hotel rooftop pool surrounded by transparent walls wherein you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city. However, if you can’t let a day pass by without working out, you can count on We Signature Fitness Club or have a good massage at the spa after a tiring day of wandering.

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Whereas you can also savour sumptuous meals from one of the various dining options at VIE Hotel. One of these is La Vie, a restaurant that serves French cuisine with a romantic dining space. Another one is Yellow Tail Sushi Bar serving you extremely fresh sushi. It doesn’t matter what you choose because VIE Hotel has been presenting various Michelin star chefs since 2013 to ensure a lavish dining experience.

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Staying at one of the most interesting cities in the world wouldn’t be complete without exploring it. Fortunately, VIE Hotel is just minutes away from some of the best places to visit in Bangkok. For example, Siam Paragon and Siam Ocean World.

Located at the city centre, giving you the maximum convenience with train station and attractions nearby, providing you excellent service and facilities – what more could you ask for?

Address: 117 39 40 Phaya Thai Road Ratchathewi 10400 Bangkok Thailand

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6 Travel tips to remember when planning a trip

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Going on a trip, whether it’s a domestic or international one is a breather we all need – especially from our 9 – 5 work schedule and stress that accumulates from our everyday lives. But before you can enjoy the holiday you truly deserve, there’s nothing more important than making sure you are truly prepared for a few days off! So today, we will be sharing with you some travel tips and things to remember when preparing for a smooth-sailing trip that is one of the books!

Decide where to go

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First of all, you have to decide where you want to go. Is it an out of town trip or an overseas adventure in one of the world’s famous tourist spots? Are there Singapore restaurants you plan to visit or Bangkok attractions you want to go to? Deciding on your location will help you plan out the rest of your trip.

How long will you be on vacation?

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Will it be a quick weekend getaway or an extensive week-long vacation? The number of days for your trip will also set the amount of budget, clothes and essentials you will need. How many Singapore attractions or places to visit in Hong Kong do you want to cover?

Make a checklist of things to bring

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To be sure that you won’t forget important documents and things you need for your vacation, make a list of all these essentials and check them off once you’ve packed them in your bags!

Travel Tip: You can either use a mobile app or note everything in a handy notebook – whichever works best for you.

Research on your destination

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This is especially important for overseas trips where your destination is a place you and your friends have never been to. Know about the different modes of transportation, the weather during your travel dates, currency plus places where you can exchange your money. If you’re going to Thailand, you can check out different Thailand travel guides to help you out with more important details you need about your destination.

Plan your itinerary

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Being spontaneous has its ups and downs. Unless you’re a traveller that is willing to spare hours getting lost in a completely new environment, planning your itinerary is the best way to go. What are the things to do in Manila that you don’t want to miss out? Do you want to visit all the Bangkok shopping malls for some serious shopping haul? You don’t need to strictly follow everything on your travel itinerary but rather use it as a guide for a smooth-sailing holiday vacation. This also helps you save time and cover more important attractions you want to visit.

Travel Tip: Also check how long do you need to be in each attraction and which ones are located in the same area to help you navigate easily.

Download important mobile apps

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Thanks to our evolving world, there are now apps to cater to almost everything you need. There’s an app to track the weather, an app to let you know which train and buses to take and apps that can help you translate. Certain countries like Japan and Korea have designated mobile apps for their public transportation. Since these apps are designed for tourists, you can be certain that they are user-friendly and can help you save time and energy when exploring their countries!

Have the best time of your life

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Embrace the new culture, meet new people, taste the local cuisine, capture that beautiful scenery. Do everything and have the best time of your life. It’s not every day that you’re given the chance to escape the confinements of your desk office and explore a totally new place. Make each day count and remember the people and experience you’ve learned!

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Thailand Travel: Thai fruits to try on your vacation

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Travelling to a tropical country like Thailand means there’s an endless list of fresh and delicious fruits to try anywhere you go. Even in the bustling capital city of Bangkok, fruits are cheap and are sold in night markets and even malls. So if you’re planning to visit Thailand, we have today’s Thailand travel blog to guide you on the Thai fruits you need to try on your vacation!

Durian

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Famed for its unique odour, distinctive size and thorn-covered husk, durian is a fruit popular not just in Thailand but the rest of Southeast Asia as well. It is known as Southeast Asia’s “king of fruits” which grows up to 12 inches long and 6 inches in diameter. Although it is a famous fruit in Thailand, some hotels and public transportation have banned bringing durian because of its distinct smell which is regarded by some as fragrant as others find it offensive. But despite its reputation, durian is even made as an ice cream, a smoothie and even crispy durians are popular souvenirs.

Mangosteen

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Mangosteen, commonly known as the “Queen of fruits” in Malaysia and Singapore is a local fruit in Thailand that is difficult to find. During the ancient Thai Dynasty, Mangosteen is one of the fruits of the diplomatic corps. It has a sweet and sour taste and is believed to have “cooling” properties and has many health benefits to the body!

Mango

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Your Thailand travel experience will never be complete without having mangoes. If you haven’t tried one yet, here’s your chance to get a taste of one of Thailand’s most loved fruits! Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in Thailand and can be found in Bangkok attractions such as night markets where they sell ripe mangoes with sticky rice and coconut milk, and green mangoes with salt and chili. You can taste the best mangoes in Thailand from April to May, during its season.

Rambutan

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The next tropical fruit featured in our Thailand travel guide is rambutan – a round to oval drupe that is 3 – 6cm tall and around 3 – 4cm wide. It’s a delicious fruit that is bright red in colour and covered with fleshy elastic spines. To be able to pick quality rambutans during your Thailand travel adventure, buy those that are still attached to their branches which makes them less likely to rot and will remain fresh for a much longer period of time!

Papaya

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In Thailand, they use ripe papayas in making Som Tam – the famous green papaya salad loved by many. Papayas’ taste is quite similar to that of pineapples and peach with a little less sour. The texture is soft and the sweet is taste – a tropical fruit that is loved by many foreign tourists.

Lychee

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A lychee is a fruit that is 3 – 4 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. It has a pink to red roughly textured outer layer with a sweet taste translucent flesh on the inside. Lychees are found in many desserts and are rich in vitamin C. Its season starts from March to July so if you’re flying to Thailand within these months, make sure to include these on your Bangkok shopping list!

Longan

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Longan Thai fruit is sweet in taste and is similar to lychee. Although it is not available all-year round, it is among the fruits that both locals and foreign tourists love to eat in Thailand. Longans are in season from August to November. Thai people also love to combine Longans with other food and desserts.

Pomegranate

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Pomegranates are popular in Thailand as they use it to produce pomegranate juice which is high in vitamin C and contains minerals that are beneficial to the body. It’s a refreshing juice that can help you cool down after hours of wandering through the streets of Bangkok.

Dragon Fruit

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Last but definitely not the least for today’s Thailand travel guide is the dragon fruit! This odd looking fruit has a mildly sweet skin but its flesh is bland in taste. Because of this, dragon fruits are often eaten to help cleanse the palate after eating a spicy food. It is healthy and is low in calories which is why it is one of the most loved fruits in the country!

If you want to complete your itinerary and want to know places to visit in Bangkok and other things to do in Thailand, you can read through our Thailand travel guides and plan your Bangkok travel adventure soon!

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Thailand Travel | 5 Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok

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You can never truly have a complete Thailand travel experience unless you’ve spent days and nights rummaging through Thailand shopping malls and numerous night markets spread out in its capital city Bangkok. But because there are so many choices, we know it can be quite tricky to choose where you should go especially if you only have a few days to spare. Fret no more as we list down 5 best shopping malls in Bangkok as featured in today’s Thailand travel guide.

Siam Paragon

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Siam Paragon is a large Bangkok department store with a prime location in the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The 8-storey shopping mall is linked to the BTS Skytrain, making it an accessible Bangkok attraction to go to. Here you can find a wide range of goodies from famous shopping brands to restaurants and dessert places. It also has a premium movie theatre for some late night movie time! Aside from that, there’s also the Siam Ocean World, which includes a spa, fitness centre, bookstore and supermarket.

Location: 991 Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan
Phone Number: 02 610 7592
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Central World

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Central World is Thailand’s largest shopping mall and one of the famous places to visit in Bangkok. It was also named the 10th largest shopping centre in the world with a project area of over 550,000 square meters. Located in the Ratchaprasong intersection, tourists can make their way to this Bangkok shopping mall by taking the BTS line and exiting either at Chidlom or Siam stations. This complex shopping mall even has a hotel and office centre aside from the supermarket, cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

Location: 4,4 / 1-4 / 2,4 / 4 Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone number: 02 640 7000
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Siam Center

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Siam Center has been around for 40 years but its latest renovation in 2013 transformed it to offer customers a refreshing shopping experience. It houses both international and local brands and with its last renovations, it has definitely improved the customers’ Thailand travel experience as they shop in Siam Center. This Bangkok shopping mall is also conveniently linked to Siam BTS with a walkway going to Siam Paragon Mall, a more luxurious shopping mall known for high-end boutiques.

Location: Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone number: 02 658 1000
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Terminal 21

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When you’re in Terminal 21, you don’t only get to experience a Thailand travel adventure, but also a peek at other cities in the world.

Travel around the world as you go shopping at Terminal 21, a Thailand shopping mall with some of the world’s most famous cities. Each floor is decorated with the atmosphere of the world’s major cities where you can find famous brands, fitness centres, cinemas, hotels and food centres that are popular both with locals and foreigners. Another highlight of Terminal 21 is that it connects to both the Asoke BTS Station and the Sukhumvit MRT Station. It’s also close to several offices and people come in and out of this mall every day.

Location: 2, 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Phone: 02 108 0888
Opening Hours: 10: 00-22: 00

MBK Center

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There are about 2,000 shops inside the MBK Center – a Bangkok shopping mall that is considered a haven for all things affordable. It’s like an indoor Chatuchak Market where you can find anything and everything from clothes to footwear, luggage and ornaments. But its main selling point is the variety of electronic devices sold here such as mobile phones, camera and other photo equipment.

Location: Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone: 02 620 9000 with more than 2 thousand stores and many products to buy!
Opening Hours: 10: 00-22: 00

 

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Bangkok Travel | Understanding the city’s public transportation

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Bangkok is known to have notorious traffic, especially during rush hour. But fret not because you don’t have to waste your precious time getting stuck on the streets of Bangkok with the city’s modern public transportation! Breeze your way through Thailand’s capital city as we give you an understanding of the different modes of transportation you can use we feature them in our Bangkok travel guide!

Public Transport

Bus

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What’s good about Bangkok’s public transportation is that it’s cheap unlike in other countries where getting around can burn your wallets. For your Bangkok travel adventure, you can enjoy exploring the city without worrying too much about going over the budget.

Buses in Bangkok are an example of a really cheap way to go around the city. Several bus services available offer two types you can choose from – a bus with air-conditioning and a bus without air-conditioning. Although you need to take note that taking the bus gives you a hands-on experience what it’s like to live like locals in the city. Beware of sweaty passengers, unruly drivers, bad traffic and aggressive bus conductors.

Office Hours: 05.00 – 24.00
Starting Price: 8 Baht

BTS

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The BTS Skytrain is privately owned by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority. It’s fast and convenient making it the favoured mode of transportation by people who are living and working in Bangkok so expect the trains to be pretty crowded during rush hour (7am – 9pm & 6pm – 10pm). The Chatuchak Weekend Market, numerous Bangkok shopping malls and other popular Bangkok attractions are accessible via BTS Skytrain which makes it easier for you to get to these places, hassle-free.

Office Hours: 05.00 – 24.00
Starting Price: 16 Baht 1 Station

MRT
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The MRT managed by government agencies covers a total distance of 20km and serves 18 stations with trains that arrive every 5-7 minutes. It’s another fast and efficient way to get to different places to visit in Bangkok as it stops at major Bangkok attractions in the city. Just like the BTS, it can get pretty crowded during rush hour.

Office Hours: 06.00 – 24.00
Starting Price: 16 Baht 1 Station

Airport Rail Link

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For your Thailand travel adventure, you’re most likely to enter the country from the Suvarnabhumi Airport where it is connected to the Airport Rail Link owned by the State Railway of Thailand. It’s a very convenient way to travel to the city as it takes only 30 minutes from Samut Prakan province going to Bangkok’s city centre. It is fast with direct routes to 6 stations only and also connects to the BTS and MRT lines.

Office Hours: 06.00 – 24.00
Starting Price: 15 Baht 1 Station

Thai Railway

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If you’re travelling to the suburbs or the cities around Bangkok, train travel is a good option. It can take you just around 2 stations and you’ll arrive at your destination. The downside is that Thai Railway is old, slow and almost never on time. But if you want to experience riding a vintage train to get around and observe the local’s lifestyle, Thai Railway is an interesting choice.

Office Hours: 05.00 – 24.00
Starting Price: 15 Baht 1 Station

Local taxi

Tuk Tuk

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Tuk Tuk is a symbol of Thailand and used to be everyone’s favourite mode of transportation before the MRT, BTS and taxis took over. It’s a unique way to get around which you cannot find anywhere else in the world. This is the reason why most Thailand travel guides would suggest first-time travellers or even those who have been to the country a few times, to try and ride one for their Bangkok travel adventure. It’s an open-air tricycle that runs to and from the airport and around the city. Though there’s one problem that exists – the fare can be quite expensive. But you can always haggle!

Office Hours: Almost all day in the urban community.
Starting Price: THB 40

Taxi

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Aside from the BTS and MRT, another option for a convenient way around the city is by taxi. Taxis in Bangkok come in colours such as green, yellow, orange and even pink. These colours mean nothing, just that they are owned by different companies. To know if a taxi is available, you can spot a glowing red vacant sign. While it is quite convenient, some days, finding one can be a hassle especially when it’s raining and during rush hour. Also take note that most taxis, if not all are metered. If a driver refuses to use the meter, better to wait for another. There are also taxi drivers who will say no to you because your destination will pass through a traffic jam.

Office Hours: All Day
Starting Price: 35 THB

Motorbike Taxis

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Considered to be one of the most efficient ways to get through Bangkok’s busy roads is riding the motorbike taxi – especially if you’re travelling alone. Motorbike taxi drivers are local professionals who are used to gliding through in and out of the city’s traffic. They’ll do everything and anything from passing through sidewalks to going on the opposite lane just to get you to your destination on time. Although you have to consider that this mode of transportation though convenient, is also the most dangerous!

Office Hours: 05.00 – 24.00
Starting Price: 10BHT

Passenger Boat

Sansabai Canal Boat

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In the ancient times, boasts were used as the main mode of transportation in Bangkok as the city was filled with many canals that are linked to the river. But until today, there are still a number of canal boat services available in the city with some piers that are linked to city attractions to take you to your destination in a short time.

Office Hours: 06.00 – 20.00
Starting Price: 8 Baht

Chao Phraya River

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Chao Phraya River is an important route to travel to some places in Bangkok. Today, large cargo ships run through the Chao Phraya River every day to bring imported goods into Thailand. But there are tourist boats as well. In the Chao Phraya River, there are two types of public transport. One is a ferry from Bangkok to Thonburi which crosses from Pho Day to Wat Arun. Another is the Chao Phraya Express Boat that runs on both sides of the Chao Phraya River.

Office Hours: 06.00 – 20.00
Starting Price: 8 Baht

Now that you know how to make your way through the city’s bustling streets, start planning your Bangkok travel itinerary and list down different city attractions such as restaurants, temples and Bangkok shopping malls you want to visit! You can take a look at our Thailand travel guides for reference.

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Things to do in Thailand | Immerse yourself in Bangkok’s culture and visit these museums

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Thailand’s rich cultural history and tradition make it an interesting destination for a vacation – whether you’re flying solo or travelling as a group. If you want a peek into the Land of Smile’s heart and soul, one of the best things to do in Thailand is to go in an exciting museum hopping adventure that explains Thailand’s history and unique heritage. Our Thailand travel guide today features 8 Bangkok museums you need to visit which you can include in your Bangkok travel itinerary!

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

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A visit to Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall – a four-storey antique building will be an interesting way to get to know more about the history of Bangkok’s old town. With a series of film, computer displays and music, you can have a deeper understanding of palaces, temples and neighbourhoods in Rattanakosin Island.

Although this is one of the famous places to visit in Bangkok, there is no metro station or sky train nearby. But this Bangkok attraction is accessible by taking a cab from Hua Lamphong or taking a boat from Sapphan Taksin to Tha Thien Pier. You can ride a tuk tuk straight to Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall after arriving at Tha Thien Pier.

Entrance Fee: 100 Baht; FREE admission for students, monks, priests and seniors 60 years old.
Address: Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Wat Boraveanivet, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Contact Number: 02 621 0044

National Museum

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The National Museum in Bangkok holds an outstanding display of collection which is best seen during one of the museum’s weekly guided tours. Though it was built in 1782 – as Prince Wang Na’s palace, this Bangkok attraction was only transformed into a museum by King Rama V in 1874. The whole of National Museum houses several buildings including the recently renovated Gallery of Thai History displays some of Thailand’s most stunning Buddha images.

Entrance Fee: Thai 30 baht Foreigner 200 baht
Address: 4 Soi Phrathat Phrathat Khet Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 09: 00-16: 00
Contact Number: 02 224 1333

Museum of Siam

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Venturing a little out of the usual norm among Bangkok museums, the Museum of Siam set inside a huge neoclassical house, utilizes a variety of media as a way of creating a more engaging experience for all its guests. With a balance of entertainment and informative way of sharing information make it a fun learning experience to get to know more about Thailand’s culture and history.

Entrance Fee: children to watch free students – students 50 baht, Thai adults 100 baht and foreigners 200 baht
Address: Sanam Chai Road, Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Contact Number: 02 225 2777

Bangkok National Gallery of Art

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Located just about five minutes from the famous Bangkok attraction Khao San Road is where you can find the Bangkok National Gallery of Art. The main collection highlights the national artists starting from the 17th century onwards. It can be quite difficult to understand what the displays are showing if you don’t have a good knowledge of Thai art. But no worries because there are also contemporary, modern exhibitions displayed at the special collections building and in the gardens.

Jim Thompson House Museum

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If you’re still looking for things to do in Thailand and have not completed yet your Bangkok travel itinerary, a trip to the Jim Thompson Museum is something you shouldn’t miss out on!

Jim Thompson is an American who fell in love with Southeast Asian art and culture. And the museum is a beautiful representation of this love affair. Within the lush garden, you can find six teakwood houses that were transported from Ayutthaya to Bangkok. Jim Thompson’s villa complex is filled with a gorgeous antique collection.

Entrance Fee: Adult 100 Baht, student 50 Baht
Address: Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Contact Number: 02 216 7368

Bangkokian Museum

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Our next featured Bangkok attraction is one that isn’t so easy to find. The Bangkokian Museum located in a small street set within a short distance from River City is a gem that consists of three houses that were preserved to its original setting from a century ago. It was in 1937 when the main building was built which served as a home to the Surawadee Family. The main building along with the one standing next to it features life after the war and during this period. The third building in the back was built as a place for surgery for a British doctor back in 1929 but he later on died when he arrived in Thailand.

Entrance Fee: Free
Address: 271/2 Soi Charoenkrung 43, Sipraya, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Contact Number: 02 233 7027

Banglamphu Museum

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Located on Phra Arthit Road, the Banglamphu Museum is a small local museum with many interesting displays that show the history of Banglamphu, outstanding craftsmanship and the life of the locals back then. It opened only in 2014 and is free for anyone who wants to visit.

Entrance Fee: Adults 100 Baht Children up to 120 cm Monks, novices, disabled students, senior citizens free admission.
Address: Phra Sumet Road, Khwang Chansongkhram, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Contact Number: 02281 9828

Coin Museum

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The Coin Museum is one of the newest museums in Bangkok. It was built in 2014 and it’s the last featured attraction for today’s Thailand travel guide! The Coin Museum which you may have already figured, is a museum of biography and archaeology about the coins and currency of Thailand, from the past to the present, under the supervision of the Treasury Department. It’s divided into three sections and is an interesting source of information to study the history of the country’s economy and society during the ancient times.

Opening Hours: Adults 100 Baht Children up to 120 cm Monks, novices, disabled students, senior citizens free admission.
Address: Chakrabongse Road, Chankanong, Bangkok, Thailand.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
Contact Number: 02 282 0818

Interested to know other things to do in Thailand? Our travel guides will lead you to the best restaurants, bars and Thailand shopping malls in the city!

Read through our travel guides and complete your itinerary for the list of the best restaurants, bars and Thailand shopping malls where you can complete your Bangkok shopping spree and taste the finest local dishes in the city!

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  3. Things to do in Thailand: Shop at Bangkok’s 10 Best Night Markets
  4. Thailand Travel: 5 Must-see temples to visit in Bangkok
  5. 5 Magnificent palaces to visit when you travel to Bangkok
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Things to do in Thailand: Shop at Bangkok’s 10 Best Night Markets

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It’s not a secret that the capital city of Thailand is a haven for cheap yet unique finds. Whether it’s about the latest fashion trends, home decorations or locally made products, you can find almost anything and everything in Bangkok. And because shopping is one of things to do in Thailand, you are not limited to hoard only from Thailand shopping malls but also in numerous stalls located at outdoor night markets that are spread out across the city!

Get your shopping bags ready as we present to you 10 night markets in Bangkok you can visit if you want an exciting Bangkok shopping extravaganza!

Khao San Road Night Market

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Khao San Road Night Market, one of the famous Bangkok attractions attracts thousands of tourists everyday. Aside from numerous stalls selling different kinds of shopping finds – restaurants, hotels, bookstores, bars and even barber shops can be also found here. You can even enjoy live music and street performances as you roam around and start your shopping spree!

Address: Khaosan Rd, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 Thailand
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 02:00pm daily

Train Night Market Ratchada

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Train Night Market Ratchada is fairly new compared to the other night markets featured in our Thailand travel guide but even so, locals and tourists have come to this place looking to spend their money on anything that interests them. The name was derived from the older night market which was located a little off the city centre – making it a little inconvenient for people to go to. Thankfully, the Train Night Market Ratchada is located just within the city and takes only a subway to get to the location. There are also live music performances as well as different types of restaurants and bars that can be found here.

Address: 99 Soi Ratchadaphisek 6, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 Thailand
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 01:00am daily

Liab Duan Night Market

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Liab Duan Night Market is Bangkok’s largest night market and although it’s located quite far from the city centre, it still attracts tourists and locals to come shop and dine. When you’re visiting a night market, one of the things to do in Thailand is to buy local food that’s sold from the food stalls. Enjoy munching on delicious Thai food before completing your Bangkok shopping spree. Unlike other places to visit in Bangkok, the Liab Duan Night Market has two areas – indoor and outdoor. Stroll the night away as you pass by different clothing stores, food stores, pubs, bakeries and much more. Cheap handmade products, as well as second-hand goods can also be bought here.

Address: Thanon Pradist Manudharm, 10220 Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 2:00am

Train Night Market Srinkarin

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Connected to the previously mentioned Train Night Market Ratchada, our next entry is the original Train Market that is far from the city centre. The name was inspired by its location as it is set beside an old-fashion railway station. And although a newer night market opened in 2015, people still choose to come and shop here.

Address: Thailand, Srinagarindra Rd – Soi Srinagarindra 51, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250 Thailand
Opening Hours: from Thursday to Sunday from 5:00pm to 1:00am

JJ Green Market

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The Jatuchak Green Market or more commonly known as JJ Green Market is part standard market and one part flea market. This vintage night market sells items from vintage collectibles like old car parts, watches, decors to clothes, bags, shoes and so much more. Although the food and drinks options are lesser than the other night markets, there are still quite a few choices you can try.

Address: No. 1 Kamphaengphet 3 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Opening Hours: from Thursday to Sunday from 18:00 to 01:00

TALAD Neon

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Set within the area of Central World Business Centre and Watergate, the Neon Night Market can probably be named as Bangkok’s best night market. Its location in the heart of the city is a great bonus, aside from having more than 900 shops and 200 parking spaces to cater to all the guests. The whole Bangkok attraction covers an area of 5600 square metres, and sells products that range from handbags, clothes, accessories. Different restaurant options are available too!

Address: 1087 น นน เพ ชร บุรี ตัด ให่ Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400 Thailand
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00pm to 12:00am

Train Night Market Kaset Nawamin

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This is the third railway market in Bangkok which is based on the concept of the old train markets which we mentioned earlier. The Train Night Market Kaset Nawamin like the others, are divided into two parts, covering retail shopping needs as well as food essentials. There’s also a live DJ and some band performances for different types of entertainment.

Address: Kasetsart Nawamin Ratchada Ramindra Khwang Nuanchan Buengkum Bangkok 10230, Prasert-Manukitch Rd, Nawamin, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230 Thailand
Opening Hours: from Thursday to Sunday from 5:00pm to 1:00am

Siam Gypsy Market

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As you are listing down where you can go in the city, don’t forget one of the places to visit in Bangkok is Siam Gypsy – a hip night market located just beside the famous Chatuchak Market. Find some vintage classics as you make your way to the stalls, looking through a variety of awesome finds along the way. Aside from the retro furniture shops, there are also low-key bars and coffee shops available if you want to take a break from your Bangkok shopping adventure. You can expect things to get livelier during Friday and Saturday nights where more people come here to enjoy an al fresco drinking environment.

Address: 965/8 กรุงเทพ ฯ – นน ทบุรี 29 Wong Sawang, Khet Bang Sue, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10800 Thailand
Opening Hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 17:00 to 03:00

Hua Mum Night MarketThings to do in Thailand: Visit one of Bangkok’s night markets |Things to do in Thailand | Travel141Photo Courtesy: Hua Mum Market & More Facebook Page

The Hua Mum Market was established in Sept 2015 and mostly caters to locals. Most of the vendors can’t speak English so it can be tricky if you’re making a purchase. During your Bangkok travel adventure, make sure to have a calculator and google translate ready in case any miscommunication occurs! Hua Mum Market & More has over 100 shops and restaurants and offers various items like clothing, accessories, food and anything else you can think of. There are even tattoo artists that can do your tattoo, if you feel like having one. Aside from that there are also live performances that await you.

Address: 11 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, ลาด พร้าว, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230 Thailand
Opening Hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 16:00 to 03:00

INDY Market

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Covering about 10 hectares and offering more than 500 shops and restaurants, the Indy Night Market is definitely one of the places to visit in Bangkok. Cheap jewellery, clothing, handbags, shoes and other handmade products are sold here. And just the same as the other night markets, if you want to take a pause from shopping, you can dine and drink in any of the bars in the area.

Address: 11 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, ลาด พร้าว, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230 Thailand
Opening Hours: 16:00 to 24:00 daily

You’re sure to fill up your things to do in Thailand when you visit each of Bangkok’s night markets! In the mean time, you can also enjoy other Bangkok attractions featured in our Thailand travel guides!

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Thailand travel: 5 Must-See temples to visit in Bangkok

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Thailand is home to over 40,000 centuries old Buddhist temples and some relatively new ones. As they hold a cultural and historical significance in the country, a Thailand travel experience is never without a visit to these holy and stunning architectures.

If you are travelling to Thailand’s capital city, you don’t need to go far because Bangkok is home to a handful of these temples. Spotted usually on the top list of things to do in Bangkok, make your way to some of the must-see temples in the city as we feature them in today’s Thailand travel guide!

Wat Phra Kaew

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Start your Bangkok travel itinerary by visiting one of the most popular Thailand attractions!

Built within the Grand Palace grounds, Wat Phra Kaew is one of the most visited temples in Bangkok. Inside you’ll find the Emerald Buddha made of Jade – a significant feature which was first discovered in Chiang Rai in the year 1464.

Other things you’ll see in this Bangkok attraction are chedis covered with gold leaves and a two-kilometre long gallery featuring incredible mural paintings illustrating the scenes from Ramayana. Also, don’t forget your cameras and take a photo of the Phra Sri Rattana.

The Wat Phra Kaew is open everyday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and entrance fee cost 500 Baht. Keep in mind that other temples are strict when it comes to clothing attire and you’ll need to wear knee pants or long skirts and shirts that will cover the shoulders. Using flash photography is also prohibited.

Address: Na Phralan, Phra Nakorn (located in the ancient city of the Grand Palace building)
Tel: 623 02 5500

Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple)

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Known as the “Temple of the reclining Buddha”, Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple set in the South of the Grand Palace. It features a 15 metre high and 43 metre long Buddha covered with gold leaf and exquisite decorations.

Wat Pho also houses the largest number of pagodas and statues in a Thai temple. Aside from the towering stupas, monasteries and colourful Thai architecture, the place is also great for meditation and Thai massage. Wat Pho is home to Thai massage school Traditional Medical Practitioners Association Centre in a hall right outside the temple.

You can visit this Thailand attraction anytime from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for free. However, the cost of the massage starts at 100 Baht.

Address: Maharat Road, close to the river (800 meters south of the Grand Palace in the Old Town)
Tel: 02 225 9595

Wat Arun

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Placed on the opposite side of the Grand Palace and Wat Pho is where Wat Arun – Bangkok’s most iconic temple is located. It is also called the “Temple of Dawn” which is made of a central “Prang” with a surrounding four smaller towers covered with faience.

Early morning visit to the palace is peaceful and very quiet while it is a sparkling beauty at night time. You can come here between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Address: Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River (opposite Tha Thien Pier)
Tel: 891 02 2185

Jinshan Temple

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Jinshan Temple is one of Bangkok’s most loved temples. It has a golden stupa which preserves the monks’ relics and attracts tourists from across the globe. The history of this temple dates back to AD 1350 – 1767 and was renovated during King Rama V’s reign (1782 – 1809).

You can come and visit the Jinshan Temple from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Address: Between Boriphat Road and Lan Luang Road, Ratchadamnoen Klang Roadside
Tel: 224 02 8807

Temple of the Golden Buddha

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Although not as famous as the other Bangkok attractions, make your way to the Temple of the Golden Buddha to complete your Thailand travel adventure.

The Temple of the Golden Buddha is considered the oldest temple with 800 to 900 years of rich history. It houses a five metre high and five and a half ton gold seated Buddha – the largest in the world. The Golden Buddha was actually discovered by accident when it was dropped on the ground revealing a stunning gold Sukhothai Buddha.

Address: Chakkwang Road, Chanchaengkhram, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200

Often featured in Thailand travel guides, each of the temples is created with great history and story which makes them interesting sites to visit when you are in the Land of Smiles. To know about other things to do in Thailand, take a look at Travel 141’s travel guides!

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5 Unique Bangkok Hotels for an extraordinary stay in the city

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Do you want to take your Bangkok travel experience up a notch? How about splurging on unique Bangkok hotels where you feel like you just stepped into a whimsical world or feel like you’re a queen or a fascinating theatrical character?

We’re featuring five unique hotels in today’s Thailand travel guide, so get ready for a stylish and extraordinary stay in the bustling city as you end your day and recharge in these Bangkok hotels!

The House of Phraya Jasaen

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Pushing the limits of comfort and design, 3-star hotel The House of Phraya steps up with its beautiful mix of modern décor and Thai fancy style.

Have an extraordinary stay in the city with these unique Bangkok hotels | Bangkok Hotels | Travel141Prison-themed room | Photo Courtesy: The House of Phraya

Each room in The House of Phraya boasts a distinctive design and layout. Take for example the prison-themed room complete with ashes-coloured concrete walls, a single bed and jet-black bars.

Sleek and stylish bedrooms are also available for guests staying with their families, while dormitory style accommodations await those who prefer a less expensive choice.

This Bangkok hotel can also cater to your vanity and relaxation needs. It has a massage parlour with vintage style barbershop chairs and massage beds where a huge fabric elephant hangs from above.

Address: 57, 168 Charoen Krung Rd, Bangkok 10120

Thee Bangkok Hotel

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Much like the Bangkok attractions surrounding it, Thee Bangkok Hotel offers guests outstanding service and experience during their stay in the cosmopolitan city.

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Located about 8-10 minute walk from Asoke BTS Station, European-style Thee Bangkok Hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing and stylish stay in the city.

As it is situated in Sukhumvit where you can find some of the best things to do in Bangkok – like shop, drink, party, or relax in numerous cafes – Thee Bangkok Hotel’s location opens doors to an exciting world of entertainment and dining experience.

Address: 9/1 Sukhumvit 20 (Sainampeung) Klongtoei Bangkok 10110

Beat Hotel

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Influenced by timeless artists such as Picasso and Dali, young celebrated artists in Bangkok beautifully decorated Beat Hotel’s 54 rooms into a stunning masterpiece.

Have an extraordinary stay in the city with these unique Bangkok hotels | Bangkok Hotels | Travel141A more subtle but equally beautiful design in this Siamese Twin Room | Photo Courtesy: Beat Hotel

Relax as you enjoy visually striking play of colours in this fun and truly unique Bangkok Hotel which is situated near the Phra Khanong BTS Station.

Its location near the BTS offers convenience to guests as they can easily come back to the hotel after a day of ticking off activities in their list of things to do in Bangkok and exploring Thailand tourist attractions.

There’s also what they call “E88” – an iconic landmark ideal for events such as weddings, parties and launches.

Address: 69/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Playhaus Thonglor Hotel

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Step into a whimsical world that is Playhaus Thonglor that has different themes per floor – 1st floor is Romeo & Juliet, 2nd floor is Mary Poppins and 3rd floor is Aladdin.

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Decorated lavishly according to their themes, each room offers a different experience with its visually appealing design and furniture.

Have an extraordinary stay in the city with these unique Bangkok hotels | Bangkok Hotels | Travel141Grab a drink or two in Backstage – the hotel’s in-house cocktail bar | Photo Courtesy: Playhaus Thonglor Facebook Page

Address: 205/22-23 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor) Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Chao Hostel

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Chao Hostel takes backpacking to a whole new level by blending in the city’s old lifestyle and today’s modern comforts.

This Bangkok hotel is sleek and minimalist and has friendly and vibrant staff ready to assist you in planning your travel itinerary and recommending fun and exciting things to do in Thailand.

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It has its very own on-site library – one of the main reasons why most guests book Chao Hostel.

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Infused with youthful modern design that blends perfectly with Thai history and the hospitality that guests can experience, Chao Hostel is indeed a home away from home in the heart of Bangkok.

Address: 8th floor, Siam@Siam building, 865 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

While you choose which Bangkok hotel to book, browse through Thailand travel blogs at Travel141 and start planning your travel itinerary in Bangkok!

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Bangkok Food Scene: 5 Best restaurants for healthy & organic food

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Travelling to Thailand means a great amount of Bangkok food is waiting to be devoured. From street food favourites to luxury restaurants’ Thailand food best-sellers, the array of Thai local food is bountiful. But how much of these cuisines are healthy and organic?

For people leaning towards starting a wholesome living, it can be quite difficult to pinpoint restaurants in Thailand that would give them the healthy options they want. But worry no more as we at Travel141 – your ultimate Thailand travel guide –have compiled hidden gems that are ideal for healthy green eaters.

Taking the spotlight in today’s Thai food guide are 5 best restaurants for healthy and organic Bangkok food.

Na Aroon

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The first in our Thailand travel blog today is a traditional restaurant housed in a small charming hotel.

Tucked away at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 1 is a small boutique hotel called Ariyasom Villa. Inside this traditional Bangkok hotel is Na Aroon – one of the best healthy local restaurants in Bangkok.

With their philosophy of healthy, tasty and organic vegetarian food, Na Aroon’s menu comprises of Thailand food culture’s best and some healthy western dishes. Along with good quality oils, soy sauces, vinegars, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, Na Aroon continues to provide delicious and healthy Bangkok food.

Address: Sukhumvit 1 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours:
6:30PM – 10:30PM

Paste Bangkok

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Award winning Australian chef Jason Bailey along with his Thai partner Bongkoch “Bee” Satongun are both acclaimed for their Thai restaurants in Australia. But the two have decided to take their passion for delicious healthy food in Bangkok and started one of the famous Bangkok attractions – Paste.

Each serving of Paste’s Bangkok food highlights original Thai flavours and textures. Using only fresh produce sourced from provinces, local farms and forests, Paste assures guests a wholesome and flavourful culinary experience.

Address: 3rd Floor, Gaysorn, 999 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
Opening Hours:
12:00PM – 2:30PM, 6:30PM – 11:00PM

Khun Churn

Eat healthy and organic Bangkok food from these restaurants | Bangkok Food | Travel141Khun Churn Vegetarian Restaurant in Bangkok | Photo Courtesy: Khun Churn Facebook Page

Sporting a classy yet casual atmosphere, Khun Churn which is originally from Chiang Mai is a vegetarian restaurant situated in Bangkok’s less crowded place – Bangkok Madiplex.

Khun Churn serves some northern Thai dishes – some of the best food in Thailand – such as nam prik noom chili dip. To keep everything healthy and organic, Khun Chrun substitutes brown rice instead of white rice and uses non-dairy cereal cream instead of coconut milk for all their curries.

A recommended dish from their menu is the larb northeastern spicy salads.

Address: G/F, Bangkok Mediplex Bldg, Sukhumvit Soi 42, Bangkok,
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 9:00PM

May Kaidee’s

Eat healthy and organic Bangkok food from these restaurants | Bangkok Food | Travel141Beautifully prepared healthy option from May Kaidee’s | Photo Courtesy: May Kaidee’s Thai Vegetarian & Vegan Experience

What started out as a backpacker’s vegetarian café serving the masses on Khao San Road, May Kaidee’s has now grown into two more branches located in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Get ready for a full-blown vegan experience at May Kaidee’s and enjoy a feast of healthy greenery that feeds the soul.

May Kaidee’s never uses MSG and replaces fish sauce with soy sauce. The menu has been altered to fit the taste of foreign dishes but not forgetting to serve only healthy Bangkok food. May Kaidee’s is also popular for its cooking class and an app dedicated to healthy cooking.

Address: 59 Tanao Road, Bang-lam-phu, Bangkok, Thailand 10200
Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM

Rasayana Retreat

Eat healthy and organic Bangkok food from these restaurants | Bangkok Food | Travel141Satisfy your daily cravings with a serving of Rasayana Retreat’s healthy meals | Photo Courtesy: Rasaya Retreat

Offering not just organic Thai dishes but taking healthy cuisine to a whole new level, Rasayana Retreat offers a complete and whole new approach to healthy living. Rasayana Retreat is a holistic centre specializing in rejuvenating programs for a healthy, mind and soul. Its café houses organic meals such as Thai pasta made from zucchini and coconut flesh, while their eggplant lasagne is a mixture of avocado sauce, zucchini, marinated eggplant and marinara.

Healthy desserts, soups and salads also grace their menu.

Address: 59 Tanao Road, Bang-lam-phu, Bangkok, Thailand 10200
Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM

Fuel your Bangkok travel experience by visiting these healthy restaurants for a refreshing break from the city’s famous street food. To know more highly-rated Bangkok attractions, browse through Travel141 and plan your travel itinerary from their Thailand travel guides!

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