expect the unexpected
Bangkok is that strange place which invites you for an unexpected experience
You can visit Bangkok again and again but the only thing you can expect, – is the unexpected.
Never a dull moment in Bangkok.
You can further say that Bangkok is the gateway to South East Asia.
Not only is Bangkok a world Metropolis constantly buzzing and humming with the latest fashion trends, – street side markets, – excellent food for all budgets and plenty of cultural sights to explore but at the same time it’s has kept its ‘Thainess’.
Glittering golden temples set a charming contrast to the boasting shopping malls.
It is not unusual to see simple barefoot orange clad monks walking along the road next to a million dollar brand shop.
In between the modern office skyscrapers you’ll find simple local housing with the ubiquitous spirit houses in front where the silent smoke carry a prayer for the day.
Start your Thailand vacation with two or three nights in Bangkok and get the buzz from this massive metropolis, before venturing out the the paradise islands and blue sea.
Stylish - in the heart of town
Brilliant Bangkok, 4 days / 3 nights
✓ Handpicked Hotel
✓ Incl. breakfast
✓ Thai dinner & dance
✓ 1/2 day private City Tour with River Cruise
✓ Thai massage
✓ Return airport transfer
✓ Optional: Skyline dinner
✓ Optional: Cycling Sightseeing
✓ Optional: Chinatown walking tour.
Bangkok is interconnected by a myriad of canals, also called ‘Klongs’ in Thai.
Commuting on the Chao Praya river, or one of the many intricate canals, is for many Bangkok-ians just as normal as riding a buss.
Bangkok city is literally interconnected by canals.
The old part of town where the Bangkok we know today originally grew our from, and where the Grand Palace is located, Rattanacosin, is an island.
Though today you don’t experience a visit to the Grand Palace, as being on an island, firstly be cause the canals circumventing Rattanacosin are fairly small or narrow, but also due development where the canals run under the big roads.
The open WaterTaxies run up and down the river and canals from morning to night, making the transport a great alternative to the busy roads.
Many Bangkok-ians are depending on The WaterTaxies to commute to-and-from their workplace, especially those who do not have a Skytrain near by, and by so the waterways become tremendously busy during peak hours.
Tip: Catch the water taxi at – Saphan Taksin pier, ( The BTS Skytrain stop with same name ).
Get off at stop number 13, ( pier name: Pra Athit ) which is the stop for: Khao San Road.
Cross the street, turn left into a small side street ( Thai: Soi ) and you are at Soi Rambuttri.
From here just follow the street and you can’t miss the Famous: Khao San Road
Thanon Khao San,
Venture off the main road and experience a more discerning Bangkok.
Khao San Road is short fun filled happening street in central Bangkok at the Banglamphu area.
About 1 km north of the Grand Palace, close to the Chao Prao River.
It’s here Bangkok once dawned.
“Khao San” can be translated as “Milled rice” a reminisce to former times where the street was a major Bangkok rice market.
Khao San has kept her beat. –
In the last 20 years Khao San Road has developed into a world famous “Backpacker Ghetto” and a Getaway for the Bangkokians.
Though Khao San Road has in recent years become popular with local residents, especially artists and art students.
Artistic and theme decor Cafes, creative Pubs and Bars are now in abundance, where people from all walks of life converge.
The area is internationally known as a free zone center for winding down, dancing and joining together.
“The Place to Disappear” or “emerge into it all”.