Best of Bangkok

Bangkok, with its wide array of cultural and religious sites, bargain shopping locations, famous nightlife and many business and technological centre is one of the most contrasting and compelling of Asian cities. It is indeed a very cosmopolitan city with a good mix of Thai, Chinese and other middle Eastern influence, not to forget the millions of tourist from all over the world flowing in every year.  With a population of over ten million it is a surprisingly safe and clean city, offering many transport option including a multitude of elevated highways, the Sky train (BTS), the underground (MRT), boats and the famous tuk-tuks.  It is also the perfect city to enjoy a relaxing Thai massage or experience a Muay Thai (kickboxing) match. 



Best of Bangkok - evening view

Best of Bangkok - evening view

Bangkok topics

  1. Video of Bangkok
  2. Introduction to Bangkok
  3. About Bangkok
  4. Top places in Bangkok
  5. Top hotels in Bangkok
  6. Photographs of Bangkok


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city

About Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is one of the world’s biggest city, with an area of 1,500 square kilometres, more the ten million people and over 30,000 taxis circulating in this urban jungle. What was once only a small trading village became Siam capital in 1782.  In the following 200 years it quickly became Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centre.  The city itself is split  up into 50 districts with some more popular than others.  Some of the most known district include Rattanakosin home to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, Khao San Road the backpacker Mecca, Yaowarat Chinatown,  Pahurat Indian community, Dusit the political centre of Thailand, the area around Siam Square the city modern commercial core, Sukhumvit filled with quality hotels and clubs and Silom the financial centre by day turning party district by night.

Top places in Bangkok

Although most of Bangkok’s sights are concentrated in the Rattanakosin district also known as the "Old City" they are plenty other sights and neighbourhood worth visiting.

Best of Bangkok - evening view

Best of Bangkok - evening view

  1. Grand Palace
  2. Wat Pho
  3. Wat Arun
  4. Khao San Road
  5. Wat Bowonniwet
  6. Lumpini Park
  7. Sukhumvit
  8. Patpong
  9. Chinatown
  10. Dusit
  11. Erewan Shrine
  12. Big Buddha
  13. Ananta Samakhom throne hall
  14. Wat Benchamabophit (marble temple)
Best of Bangkok - Grand Palace

Best of Bangkok - Grand Palace

Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is a very large in size collection of astonishingly decorated temples and other holy monuments, with the most famous being Wat Phra Kaew the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and perhaps one of the most sacred in Thailand.

Wat Pho

Wat Pho also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and located near the Grand Palace is home to the world’s largest reclining Buddha image and a famous massage school.

Best of Bangkok - Wat Arun

Best of Bangkok - Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya river from the Grand Palace.  The main structure is 70 meters high and surrounded by four smaller prangs, all decorated with colourful Chinese porcelain pieces.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road located on the north of the Royal city is the backpacker Mecca as it offers many cheap accommodation and plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, not to mention its vibrant nightlife.

Wat Bowonniwet

Wat Bowonniwet is a major Buddhist temple in the Phra Nakhon district, in the heart of Bangkok.

Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park

Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park

On the central east of the City is located Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s Central Park, a lovely place to escape from all the hustling of the city.

Sukhumvit

The Sukhumvit district with its long Sukhumvit Road is  located on the east of Central Bangkok.  It is not were the main sights are located but more a business area with many sky scrapers (and still building).  It is said to be popular among expatriates especially middle easterners. It is filled with quality hotels, restaurants and nightclubs and perhaps represent Bangkok’s naughty image with Soi Cowboy and Nana Entertainment Plaza.

Patpong

Patpong is the naughty district of Bangkok  and perhaps one of the most known red light district in the world offering a multitude of go-go bars to choose from.

Best of Bangkok - Chinatown

Best of Bangkok - Chinatown

Chinatown

Bangkok‘s  Chinatown also called Yaowarat remains us of the important commercial role the chineese  played over the last 200 years. This neighbourhood is packed with many Chineese restaurants, medicine shops and other street market.

Dusit

The Dusit is the political centre of Thailand and home to the Dusit Park and Dusit Zoo.

Erewan Shrine

Located in the central shopping district, on the cross road of Rama 1 and Ratchadamri, the Erewan Shrine is a religious landmark that locals believe that brings luck and prosperity.

Best of Bangkok - Big Buddha

Best of Bangkok - Big Buddha

Big Buddha

The Big Buddha located in the central north of Bangkok is a grandiose 320meters tall standing Buddha that can be viewed from far away.

Ananta Samakhom throne hall

The Ananta Samakhom build in a Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style, is the former reception hall within the Dusit Palace and now serves as a museum.

Wat Benchamabophit

The Wat Benchamabophit also known as the Marble temples is one of the most beautiful attraction in the Dusit district, attracting Buddhist as well as international tourists.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Here comes the list of some of the favourite hotels in Hua Hin including 5, 4 and 3 stars hotels.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok

Lebua at State Tower Hotel, 5 stars

The Lebua at State Tower is one of Bangkok’s most prestigious Hotel offering 358 suites each equipped with a charming living room.  This 67-storey tower offers a rooftop restaurant with spectacular views on the city.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok

Baiyoke Sky Hotel, 4 stars

The Baiyoke Sky is a 4 stars Hotel in a 88-storey building, said to be the Thailand’s tallest. Perfectly located in the heart of Bangkok near all the entertainment and shopping centres.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok

Centre Point Silom Hotel , 4 stars

The Centre Point Silom Hotel is a 4 stars accommodation situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River near to all the business and leisure facilities.  It offers a swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, library and  spacious rooms with amazing city and river views.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok



Prince Palace Hotel, 4 stars

The Prince Palace Hotel is a 4 stars hotels conveniently located in Bangkok’s downtown area.  It offers many facilities for its guests including a karaoke lounge, numerous bars, and a fitness centre with swimming pool, steam room and Jacuzzi.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Phachara Suites Sukhumvit,4 stars

The Phachara Suites is a 4 stars hotel with 194 rooms located in the business district of Sukhumvit.  It has all the features of a modern hotel with superior recreational and leisure facilities including indoor pool , gym, sauna, spa, outdoor pool



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Emporium Suites Hotel,4 stars

The Emporium Suites, is a 4 stars Hotel located at the top of the remarkable Emporium Shopping Centre on Sukhumvit Road.  It offers amazing views of the city and on Benjasari Park nearby. It offers onsite shopping, entertainment, restaurants and many facilities including an outdoor free-form swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Grand Diamond Suites Pratunam Hotel, 4 stars

The Grand Diamond Suites Pratunam Hotel  is a 4 stars hotel  located on Phetchaburi Road in the heart of the city.  It offers 172 luxuriously appointed Suites and 4 Heavenly Comfortable Penthouses with panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline. The hotel facilities include two restaurants, a bar, a business centre, meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room, sauna, gym and their famous Thai House Massage.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Majestic Grande Hotel, 4 stars

The Majestic Grande Hotel is a 4 stars hotel offering 251 well-equipped guestrooms in the heart of Bangkok. It offers many restaurants to choose from as well as leisure and recreational activities including exercise in the pool and gym and a traditional Thai massage.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri Hotel,  5 stars

The Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri Hotel is a 5 stars hotel located in Bangkok’s down town. The hotel offers the exquisite Dao’s Coffee Bean Restaurant which serve both Thai and International cuisine.  It also offers a beautiful tropical pool to relax.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Indra Regent Hotel, 4 stars

The Indra Regent a 4 stars Hotel located in the heart of the shopping district with all the major commerce centres within a few kilometres and easily accessible. The hotel offers several on-site restaurants offering Thai, Chinese and Continental dishes, as well as their famous massages at the Spa Indra.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Bliston Suwan Parkview Hotel, 4 stars

The Bliston Suwan Parkview Hotel is a 4 stars hotel in Bangkok’s city centre offering apartment-style accommodation. It is equipped with all the amenities to make one feel at home including an outdoor swimming pool with breath-taking views of the bustling city, a fitness centre, spa, and even a children’s playroom.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Centre Point Wireless Road Hotel, 4 stars

The Centre Point Wireless Road is a 4 stars Hotel  providing guests the convenience of space and location whether they are in the city for business or leisure. It offers a range of recreational facilities for guest use, including an outdoor pool, squash room, sauna and spa.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


President Solitaire Hotel,  5 stars

The President Solitaire Hotel is a 5 stars hotel in the heart of Bangkok.  It offers relaxing massage services and an outdoor pool.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


President Palace Hotel, 4 stars

The President Palace is a 4 stars Hotel on the well-known Sukhumvit road ideal for both business as well as leisure travellers with a range of high standard amenities and facilities to enjoy.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Amanta Ratchada Serviced Apartments, 4 stars

The Amanta Ratchada Serviced Apartments is a 4 stars accommodation in the Ratchada district in the centre of Bangkok.  It offers 116 executive suites, each neatly decorated with modern style and equipped with all necessary amenities and facilities ready to use.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Bandara Suites Silom , 4 stars

The Bandara Suites Silom is a 4 stars hotel popular among both business and leisure travellers. This 27-story, 242-unit, building offers a lovely restaurant, 2 pools, a spa, a gym, a squash court, a sauna, a whirlpool and  a business centre.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Oakwood Apartments Trilliant Sukhumvit 18 ,4 stars

The Oakwood Apartments in Sukhumvit are the latest addition to Bangkok’s serviced apartment.  Located next to all the malls and shops around Siam it has an enviable location.  Facilities include a complimentary parking, a gym, coffee shop and a roof top outdoor pool.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Adelphi Grande Hotel,4 stars

The Adelphi Grande is a 4 stars apartments Hotel providing comfortable alternative to cramped hotel rooms. Located in the heart of the city, near the upscale Emporium shopping mall. The hotel offers a fitness centre and a swimming pool for the guest.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Somerset Lake Point Hotel, 4 stars

The Somerset Lake Point is a 4 stars Hotel located in the centre of Bangkok.  It offers luxurious and enormous serviced apartments with amazing views of Lake Rajada.  It also is fully serviced, with two restaurants, two swimming pools, a business centre and conference room, gym, sauna and whirlpool tub for its guests.

Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok

Citrus Sukhumvit 22 Bangkok ,4 stars

The Citrus is a 4 stars hotel in the business district of Sukhumvit, close to many of the capitals best convention centres and shopping malls.



Top hotels in Bangkok

Top hotels in Bangkok


Narai Hotel, 4 stars

The Narai Hotel is a 4 stars hotel located in Silom, Bangkok’s popular business, shopping, and entertainment district, offering 472 spacious, air-conditioned rooms to choose from.  Ideally placed and offering many modern amenities it will make for a perfect stay in the capital.



Photographs of Bangkok

Best of Bangkok - by night

Best of Bangkok - by night


Best of Bangkok - Chinatown

Best of Bangkok - Chinatown


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok city

Best of Bangkok city


Best of Bangkok - evening view

Best of Bangkok - evening view


Best of Bangkok - evening view

Best of Bangkok - evening view


Best of Bangkok - Hua Lampong train station

Best of Bangkok - Hua Lampong train station


Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park

Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park


Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park

Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park


Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park

Best of Bangkok - Lumpini Park


Best of Bangkok - Marble Temple

Best of Bangkok - Marble Temple


Best of Bangkok river

Best of Bangkok river


Best of Bangkok river

Best of Bangkok river


Best of Bangkok river

Best of Bangkok river


Best of Bangkok river

Best of Bangkok river


Best of Bangkok river

Best of Bangkok river


Best of Bangkok - Throne Hall

Best of Bangkok - Throne Hall


Best of Bangkok - Throne Hall

Best of Bangkok - Throne Hall


Best of Bangkok view

Best of Bangkok view


Best of Bangkok view

Best of Bangkok view


Best of Bangkok view

Best of Bangkok view


Best of Bangkok view

Best of Bangkok view


Best of Bangkok - Wat Pho

Best of Bangkok - Wat Pho