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Bangkok
Bangkok
#About the City of Bangkok

Locals in Bangkok nickname the city Krungthep, 'City of Angels,' was established in 1782 as the capital of Siam, but King Rama I.

When almost every male man spends a portion of his life as a monk (up to three years of his life), there's no surprise that in Bangkok alone are over 400 monasteries. These holy places operate near luxurious palaces, vibrant and lively markets, water canals that have created interesting life in the city since 1782 and today is the center of the religion, the monarchy and culture.

Bangkok, besides its religious aspects, is also a business capital, the capital of modern Thailand, a city with new malls being built, and low prices. This is a big bustling city, loud and hot, has skyscrapers and massive malls, small alleyways and large streets. This city is active and full of life, a place you can fly down south to the white sand islands and the coconut trees, or fly north to mysterious Thailand.

What to see the hottest places in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Bangkok". There is also a lot to do with children - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Bangkok".



#When to Visit?

The recommended season to travel is between November to March, when the temperature is average and comfortable and humidity is relatively low.

Between mid-June to August is the monsoon season, there is high humidity and lots of rain. If you are visiting during this time drink a lot of water, and make sure to have air conditioning. Many times the weather is reasonable, but during this season the weather might make plans difficult.



#Accommodation

Fancy hotels are located closer to Riverside, guesthouses and cheaper hotels are closer to the Skytrain line in Siam Square, and backpackers can find accommodation closer to the Chinese district.

Khao San Road, is in the Banglamphu district, not far away from the palace. This area is the main tourist and backpacker area. There are laundry services, restaurants, souvenir shops and travel agencies.

For less busy areas, go towards west Banglamphu, or the alleyways west Th Chakraphong or Th Phra Sumen towards the river where you can sleep in guesthouses.



#Transportation

For a quick way to get across Bangkok - take a motorcycle taxi. Women wearing a skirt or a dress, sit with both legs on one side.

Don't get confused with the Tuk Tuk, the 3-wheel bike, which costs quadruple the price, and is a classic tourist trap. If you are only going for a joy ride, it's not bad, but it's not a form of transportation, because the drivers will take riders to places to offer then tours, that are not so great.

The unique Bangkok experience is the Skytrain. If you are on a shopping day, this form of transportation is recommended because it connects well between all the malls.

SRT is the Thai national train company, and is very efficient. A ticket in second class is similar to the prices of a private company bus, and since the train has nice views, you can enjoy your ride and relax with the view.

Trains for far destinations from Bangkok leave from the Hualamphong Station. Because of the long ticket lines, and the popularity of a certain line, its best to order tickets in advance at the station or over the phone.

One of the fun attractions outside of Bangkok is pedaling, comfortable and cheap on bicycles. You can hire bicycles in the city and take them by train or bus, at a low price or at no additional cost to the ticket. Just please - ride on the sides of the streets!



#Transportation to the Airport

At the terminal take a taxi from the official stall. Make sure not to pay of 200-300 Baht with the meter. Tolls will also be paid in the end with an additional tip, round the total up. The drive should take about half an hour to an hour, according to traffic.



#Shopping

Bangkok is a heaven for shopping. Teenagers and young people like the MBK mall, Siam Center, Central World, Platinum, Manip Plaza - a whole mall for electronics only. Also, some of these malls have all sorts of entertainment, like Thai wrestling, bowling, movie theaters, and more.

Some buy at the Emporium, and many shops around Khao San Road, Siam Square, and Tokyo Center. There are also the night markets Chatuchak, and the floating market. Malls have big department stores with big discounts.

Shopping tip: in most of the Bangkok malls there are sale at the beginning and end of each month, between 30% and 60% off!

Great recommendations - Click on the tag "Shopping in Bangkok".



#Entertainment

Bangkok boasts in the best dance clubs in East Asia, temples of alcohol and music. Most of them crowded around Sukhumvit Road. Some are: Ministry of Sound (Alley 21), Narcissus (Alley 11), QBar (Alley 23), and Bed Supperclub (Alley 11).

Looking for a Jazz club? - There is the famous Saxophone Pub in the city, and the intimate Brown Sugar, the exclusive Bamboo Bar in the Oriental Mandarin Hotel.

Many more - Click on the tag "Entertainment in Bangkok".



#Food

In Bangkok, not only the most well-known are eaten, like the Pad Thai, Thai wok noodle, or Banana Roti, a Thai banana pancake drenched in sweet milk or chocolate syrup.

The best food will be in stalls around the city. Here you can see octopus tentacle skewers, yams baked in coconut cream, fried and bitter silkworms, fried and glazed grasshoppers and other inventions you've never seen before. Bon appetite!

The Thai kitchen has a lot more to offer, including grilled fish, baked chicken over rice, shrimp with noodles, curry dishes and spicy papaya salads. In the dessert section, it's worth it to try the mango sticky rice.

In food stalls and small restaurants, in "noddle shops," and in the night markets you will find noodle bowls, curry bowls with rice called Rath Cao, should cost about 50 Baht per bowl.

Of course with the great food, stall offer the "big mango," a variety of fresh squeezed juices, alongside delicious shakes.

An unforgettable meal? Find the best and more fun restaurants - Click on the tag "Must eat in Bangkok".



#Tips

It's not typical to leave a tip, even though a tip means gratitude for a service given. Many tourists in recent years leave tips of 10% of the total bill at hotels and restaurants, but tips are not required in taxis.



#Thailand Country Code

+66



#Electric Outlets

The possible plug types are A, B, C, F and O.



A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/z3VPDivHm2s



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/NEpJsZTs-7o



Take it Slow:

https://youtu.be/UREdFi72aww
Erawan Museum
Erawan Museum
#About the Museum Shaped Like an Elephant with Three Heads

The Erawan Museum is already recognizable from afar, thanks to the huge three-headed elephant flying above it. In fact, the 3-headed elephant (Chang Sam Sean) is a huge building with a small museum and temple, incredible and stunning.

Incidentally, this elephant is not an elephant at all, but the Hindu god Aravan, or Airavata, shaped like a three-headed elephant.

The museum was started as a private collection by a Thai businessman, Lek Viriyapant. The man, a traditional art collector, wanted to build a proper boardinghouse for the ancient artifacts he had accumulated and displayed them to the public, while illustrating the spiritual wealth of Southeast Asian religions. He did not realize how much the place would gain religious importance and how many would come to pray.

At a height of 29 meters and a width of 39 meters, this huge building has 250 tons of pure bronze. It offers a perfect encounter between the religious tranquility of the Buddhist temple and the artistic and colorful surrealism.

The Erawan Museum has a concentration of exhibits, which is so spectacular and religiously important that it has become a prayer temple with religious significance for Thais. The elevator in the building ensures that no physical effort will be required to move between its various floors. It is also air-conditioned and is a pleasant stay in any weather.

The three floors of the Erawan Temple represent the three worlds of Thai Buddhist belief. The first floor represents the underworld, the second the human world, and the upper heavenly world.

At the end of the visit, go to the beautiful garden of the museum, where exotic plants, small pools, sculptures, waterfalls, canals and benches are located. Want to be excited? - Float a lotus flower in the water, as is the custom, in one of the pools and make a wish, hoping it will come true.

Do not miss the visit here, which many tourists have noted as an unforgettable experience for anyone interested in religion and world culture.


#What Will You See Here?

The Erawan Museum is devoted entirely to Buddhist mythology. On its three floors, you will see a wealth of religious objects, faith and historical tradition. These are wonderful and special items that have been assembled here from all corners of Thailand and have been collected for many years and with great amounts of money. The concentration here is so spectacular and religiously important that it becomes a prayer temple with religious significance for Thais.

On the first floor, which represents the "lower world," there is a small antiquities museum that displays precious antiquities and special artifacts collected over the years.

On the second floor, which represents the center of the world according to Buddhism, you will see a magnificent hall with four bronze pillars representing the four major religions in the world. On the pillars are a variety of religious symbols, each page and the religion it represents.

The top floor is actually a colorful temple in shades of gold and blue, sitting in the belly of the elephant above the building. Here you are in a kind of "paradise", according to Buddhism (Tavatimsa Heaven). Observe the roof of the world, the solar system, the stars and the zodiac, painted on its vaulted glass ceiling.



#Tips

The visit takes 45 minutes to an hour.

If it rains, you'll be allowed to bring in your umbrellas.

You can also enjoy Muang Boran in the area, and Bang Poo Beach,

The Temple for the Laying Buddha in Thailand is 54 meters. There is a crocodile farm and a zoo in the area.



A Closer Look at the Elephant Temple and its Three Heads:

https://youtu.be/2T7ZV9X0XIg


Touring the Museum:

https://youtu.be/cYLS15snN1E
Siam Park City
Siam Park City
#About Bangkok's Amusement and Water Park

The biggest amusement and water park in Thailand, about a half hour drive from the city, is the Siam Park City.

The main advantage of the park, is the combination of an advanced water park, with an entertaining amusement park. There are adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and spiral water slides, slides for infants and slides that will scare you half to death, one of the biggest wave pools in the world, and a large variety of water rides for all ages.

This amusement and water park will allow all family members of all ages to enjoy a fun day in Bangkok. Each age will find its fun facilities here. The turnstiles, the roller coaster and the giant Ferris wheel will enchant children, while the teenagers will spend time in compounds like the X-Zone or the Vortex, the roller coaster that reaches 80 kilometers per hour.

In the summer, Siam Park City will help you cool down from the humidity, and it will be a cool, wet, fun and refreshing activity.




A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/CVSSNq4hVIQ



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/uy1ZlslveXE



And One More:

https://youtu.be/3Df30iqgnzQ
Bed Supperclub
Bed Supperclub
#About the Successful Bangkok Club that Close Down

Bed Supperclub used to be a great club, but don't try to look for it now.

From the most famous and popular club in Bangkok, nothing is left today. From a place that offered the hottest club in town and famous international DJ's and endless dancers, there are only a private Party company now, happening every so often, under this name.



A Closer Look at the Parties that Continue Under the Same Name:

https://youtu.be/nbS3MT90aoU

Bangkok

Taling Pling
Taling Pling
#About the Authentic Local Restaurant

Excellent and cheap, Taling Pling is a restaurant worth finding in Bangkok. This is an authentic Thai restaurant, where lunch is served side by side, office workers of the Silom area, alongside tourists and foreign businessmen, for whom pictures of the dishes were added to the menu.

Leaving behind the restaurants for tourists traps, here there are also families of locals, which indicates that the food is authentic and always tasty.

Try the baked duck Panang and beef in green curry sauce. Also baked chicken with pandanus, fish cakes, and an excellent catfish salad if you like being surprised.

The desserts here are not from the Thai or Asian cuisine, but they are also tasty. It's worth coming here!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/d2OjJ9jDx_k
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant‬
#About a Fantastic Chinese Restuarant in Bangkok

The Pagoda Chinese Restaurant at the Marquis Hotel is an excellent old-fashioned restaurant offering a mix of Chinese and Asian cuisines. Many claim it was the most delicious Chinese restaurant they have ever eaten at.

With excellent food and excellent service, supreme dim sum, fried shrimp salad and rice with crabs and mango pudding - you're going to enjoy it here for sure!



#Tips

Order a table ahead of time at 02-0595999



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Iv-8Ow5r61g#
The Emporium
The Emporium
#About Bangkok's High-End Mall

The Emporium is one of Bangkok's luxury malls. It is located in Sukhumvit, and offers six floors with everything you can buy with money, but with an emphasis on high quality and expensive products.

The elegant and rich atmosphere here is a must. Everything is sparkle clean, there are no bargaining here or acting wild.

To the Emporium, since it's attached to the train station, is easy to get to, through a pedestrian bridge. A visit here does not have to end with endless shopping bags as in other popular shopping areas, but is still a must visit.



#What Will You See Here?

The different floors at the malls are divided by categories:

Floor 1 - Mostly international luxury brands, such as Dior, Mont Blanc, Prada, Channel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Hermes.

Floors 1 & 2 - International popular brands that are more economical, such as H&M, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Paul Smith, Zara, and Armani.

Floor 3 - Consumer goods, such as bookstores, gadget stores, computers and electronics, office supplies, and sporting equipment.

Floor 4 - Expensive decorating products, boutique design shops, lighting products, luxury furniture and high-class home cookware - all designer.

Floor 5 - Luxury food court, expensive and high quality.

Floor 6 - Design bookstores, performance center, high-tech movie theater with temporary exhibits with free entrance.

The Emporium also has a large supermarket, has a section in each of the six floors. There are clothes, shoes, cosmetics, furniture and design. Here you can find all the high-end cosmetic brands, such as Lancome, Estee Lauder and MAC.



#Tips

At the Emporium, as opposed to markets and the MBK, it's not customary to bargain.

In the Emporium is an excellent food court, of the best in the city.



#A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/j5KcbbtID_c



#The Excellent Emporium Food Court:

https://youtu.be/unuorEZJ6Y4
Dinosaur Planet Theme Park
Dinosaur Planet Theme Park
#About Bangkok's World of Dinosaurs

The Dinosaur Planet, is a favorite amusement park that will bring you back to the ancient world of dinosaurs. It is within walking distance of a Skytrain Station, on the famous Sukhumvit Street, Thailand's longest street.

Imagine about 200 elaborate dinosaurs of various sizes scattered around the complex, some of them in real size. They are used for the enjoyment of visitors, many of them children, touching them, while roaring, wailing and making grunts and other noises. It's almost easy to get confused when the tails move like real dinosaurs. Do not be alarmed - these are dinosaurs programmed to scare the visitors, in a good way...

The park covers over 12,000 square meters. It is divided into 3 areas, each of which has a unique experience. The 'Stars of Dino' show three periods in the development of the dinosaurs: the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous.

Apart from socializing with many dinosaur species, you will experience many different experiences and activities in the dinosaur park. Here you will be introduced to the flora and fauna of the dinosaur era, even if the modern towers surrounding it are a bit unrelated. There is a four-dimensional world that brings all the senses together and an audiovisual show in which you will know the history, evolution of the dinosaurs. You can see how these great creatures lived and the story of their extinction, in the volcano show that supposedly destroyed the dinosaurs.

Other fun attractions are dinosaur riding, which children enjoy very much, and the DinoEye, a huge and very fun Ferris wheel, 50 meters tall.



#Tips

The box office closes at 8:00 pm.

After the Dinosaur Park you can visit the huge EmeQurtier shopping mall, next to the Skytrain station you arrived at.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/dB0cYD-RnD8



Another Look:

https://youtu.be/ST9Z7HKpdmk


Cabbage & Condoms
Cabbage & Condoms
#About the Best Traditional Restaurant in Town

At Sukhumvit 12, popular among foodies, is a restaurant with the curious name, Cabbage & Condoms. With two floors and a large garden in the entrance, this is a very pretty restaurant, with excellent Thai food, with statues of condoms, at various sizes. There is some sort of strange message being sent from the owners...

Either way, Cabbage & Condoms is an old-time restaurant, popular among visit tourists, who are a large percent of the customers, mainly foreigners living in Bangkok.

But please don't miss understand, this place is not a tourist trap. Cabbage & Condoms are experts in Siam food, traditional Thai cuisine, and it does a great job. There are those who say this is the best place in town. At the end of your meal you'll receive a condom instead of a mint, what will make this experience unforgettable.

The atmosphere here is nice and prices are not too high.



#Tips

We recommend the seafood dish in green curry sauce, and the Pad Thai with seafood.

Every day between 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm a live band plays classic Thai music.

The restaurant is open from 11:00 am - 1:00 am.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/GD5cV1s68e8
Baan Kanitha
#About the Classic Thai Restaurant

The Thai restaurant Baan Kanitha is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok for authentic Thai food. It has another branch in the city and both will be excellent to experience and enjoy the classic Thai cooking.

In the restaurant, housed in a renovated building full of beautiful exhibits, the menu offers aesthetic and generous dishes of fish, seafood and meat dishes. Some of these dishes have been adapted to the taste of Western tourists, flavors used in the Thai kitchen can be a bit extreme to the international taste.

The successful and recommended dishes include, among others, the cotton fish seasoned with herbs, the crabs in the Tamarindi sauce and the spicy pomelo salad with shrimps.

The excellent service and the waiters are approachable and speak excellent English.

Highly recommended!



#Tips

Order a table in advance.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/h0kF-jV30no


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/SxEmwDdquwk
Nahm
#About the Restaurant That is Considered the Best in Bangkok

Nahm restaurant, which means "water" in Thailand, is one of the best restaurants in the world and one of the best in Bangkok. It offers a traditional and highly spicy Thai cuisine, combining materials from the surrounding space with creative and extensive thinking.

Led by an Australian food artist and chef named David Thompson, who creates dishes that are masterpieces but whose roots are in the kitchen of Siam. The base of the kitchen are the successful dishes of traditional Thai cuisine, food that the Thais usually make in their homes.

Thompson, who came to Bangkok in 1980 and fell in love with it and its kitchen, creates culinary art by combining a variety of cooking techniques, one of the world's leading. He opened his first Nahm in London and was the first to win a Michelin star as a Thai restaurant. Since then he returned to Bangkok and opened the Nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel. Today it ranks among the best restaurants in the world. In 2014 the restaurant even earned the title of Best Restaurant in Asia.

Thompson has become an expert on local raw materials. Among the recommended courses are the curries he likes best to cook, including curry shrimp and oranges with coconut hearts, curry panang with smoked beef and peanuts, shallots and chili leaves, blue crab curry with coconut and turmeric. Try the mackerel salad with the pomelo, lemongrass and lime and the fried egg dish, with shrimp and chicken.



#Tips

Must order a table in advance, phone number: 02-6253333.

The restaurant is open for lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. For dinner the restaurant is open from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

There is a set business menu for 1,600 Baht per person. The evening menu is 2,500 Baht per person.

The restaurant is located in the Hotel Metropolitan on South Sathorn 27.

Share the dishes, and enjoy the wide variety and enhanced experience.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/gqFPZ19IWbU


Most Dishes from Nahm:

https://youtu.be/FoSFMLYnBIM
Lumphini Park
#About Bangkok's Central Park

Lumphini Park is the breath of fresh air of Thailand's capital, and a magical place in the middle of the city. This park, the largest in Bangkok, was founded by King Rama VI, who also gave it the name "Lumphini" after Lumphini in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha.

In Lumphini Park, known by many here as Bangkok's Central Park, one can sit in one of the few places in town where you can breathe relatively clean air. The 576-acre park is considered 'the green lung' of the city. It is close to the business center of Bangkok, near the central boulevard Thunam Rama 4th Avenue, and close to the well-known shopping centers of Bangkok. This makes it a perfect escape from the bustle of the city and the long lines at the malls.

The park has shaded walkways, green lawns, impressive trees and numerous walking paths. There is an artificial lake where visitors can sail in pedal boats.

In the early hours of the morning, the park is used by many athletes and sports enthusiasts, especially as a gym and Tai Chi area, but also for sports activities such as jogging, walking, aerobics and basketball. During these hours, visitors can also see many booths to buy snake blood and gall bladder juice, which are considered healthy and important by the Thai and Chinese people.

In the afternoon and towards evening, many families and couples come for a quiet picnic, and during winter evenings there are classical and Thai music concerts, sometimes performed by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.



#Tips

Come in the morning - watch the people who practice Tai Chi in the park. It's also more pleasant in terms of the air, which has not yet filled with Bangkok's heavy traffic smoke.

If not in the morning, then arrived at the park in the late afternoon, when the sun is not beating too hard and it's too hot.

In the afternoons, bicycles are not permitted here - riding on the park's routes is permitted only in the early morning and early afternoon hours, and the trails are reserved for runners only.

The park has a handicapped playground and a municipal library.

Winter concerts are held in the Palm Garden every Sunday, February through April, between 4:30 pm and 8 pm.

During kite season you will see a variety of colorful designs above you. It's a charming view!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2Mkr9dPdMCA


Lizards at the Park:

https://youtu.be/BGX4fnwnrR8
Gaggan
#About the Best Restaurant in Asia

The Gaggan Restaurant by creative Indian chef Anand Gaggan in Bangkok, is a constant title winner as the best restaurant in Asia and one of the leading in the world. This chef is a natural genius, who does not get along with recipes, proven methods and laws for preparing food. He is simply inventing himself and has created a restaurant with two Michelin stars and an exceptional culinary experience.

This is a molecular, progressive kitchen combining science with cuisine and offering an incredible variety, with 25 non-permanent tastings, from the space between India and Japan and a continuous wow. The result is stunning and extraordinary in every sense.

This is an Indian gourmet restaurant, especially impressive, larger than life and modern, full of humor, international and elite in its nature, giving a Michelin-starred culinary experience.

Gaggan's laboratory must be reserved a long time in advance. Make sure to eat here, because the food will be like nothing else you have eaten in the past and you will not want to miss this.



#Tips

The dish that is a must to try is Magic Mushroom, made up of various mushrooms, a variety of textures and forms of preparation.
With a fixed menu that costs 4000 baht per person, the price per person will reach 5,000 baht, with drinking, tip and tax.


A Closer Look at the Dishes at Gaggan:

https://youtu.be/apohi3LVU3M


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/eq66r9FJKT0


The Design:

https://youtu.be/JiQ7qN79M28?t=17s


A Word from the Chef:

https://youtu.be/fdlpF4SjQfg
Thang Long
#About the Traditional Chef Restaurant with a Twist

Thang Long Restaurant is an excellent place for fusion, mixing of kitchens, between the best of Thai and Vietnam dishes. You will not be disappointed for a minute from the quality of the seafood, the juiciness of the meat, and the delicious salads.

The pride of the restaurant are the chef dishes, designed for the customers. You can see them in the menu photos. Their beauty is only the exterior, but the wonderful flavors in every bite or sip of the wonderful soups that will be served to the table will explode in your mouth.

Thang Long is located in Lung Suan Lane. From the outside it looks interesting, in its western and modern design and in the very elegant look, which compliments the diners.

Above all, except for the excellent food and the wonderful flavors, there is a great atmosphere, pleasant attitude and service here at Thang Long.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/PAHjosQVYs4
Bussaracum
#About the Traditional Thai Restaurant

Let us first say that the meticulous dishes of the Bussaracum restaurant are real works of art. The serving, design and appearance of the trays are presented uniquely.

Bussaracum focuses on traditional Thai food and is very generous and tasty. The intention here is to give an experience of the Royal Thai cuisine and they do a great job of it.

If you order the Set Menu, you will get huge, beautifully designed trays. With the best dishes of Thai cuisine in particular and the regional kitchens in general, these trays will offer excellent food, generously and in a quantity that will satisfy two diners.



A Closer Look at the Dishes:

https://youtu.be/jfJbQjR4tM4


The Restaurant:

https://youtu.be/zHSC36QFjhE
Baiyoke Tower II
#About the Tower With the View that Spins Around the City

With nightfall, the Baiyoke Tower II Hotel offers a rotating viewpoint, with a beautiful panoramic view of the city, sparkling and lighten up.

The building is 85 floors, and can be seen from all around the city. Beyond being a fancy hotel, it is also a place to travel to the top, where visitors come en mass to the spinning viewpoint.

At 309 meters tall, and 85 floors, this tower can be seen from the entire city. On the top floor is the fancy Roof Top restaurant.

It's worth coming here for a view during the evening hours. You will get to see the beautiful sunset over the city, when the twinkling lights cover the entire city like a blanket.



#Tips

Opening hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/inePbvcZbdA
Skytrain
#About the Efficient Train that Rides Above the City

The Skytrain, or its full name, "BTS Skytrain," is a system for transporting many people efficiently in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The name is short for Bangkok Transit System Skytrain.

Beyond being a great attraction for kids, and in a way the whole family, this is a great system that is above the city, and its fastness is considered a sort of "fiction." The way between Siam Square to the Sathon district, is a world record breaking 10-minute ride!

The Skytrain, which was officially opened on December 5, 1999, has two lines. The Green Line, Sukhumvit Line, leads North and East from the Siam station. The second is the Turquoise Line, leading South and West.


#Tips

The Skytrain will be perfect for a day of shopping, it allows for a quick transportation between malls and central areas in the city.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/4ri_XaX4UYk


Sea Life Bangkok
#About Bangkok's Aquarium

Siam Ocean World, located in the Siam Paragon mall, is an underwater world, where in 10,000 square meters there are sea attractions, and other fun things to do for adults and children.

In this aquarium, of the largest in Asia, you can go into a vast and fascinating world. You can see hundreds of fish and other sea life, like sharks, octopuses, swordfish, sea turtles, jellyfish, penguins, seals, and large crabs - more than 400 animals and 30,000 items waiting for your curiosity.

These are all normal activities, because at Sea Life Bangkok, you can feed and swim with sharks. Yes, imagine diving with a local guide, in a big aquarium, with 2.8 million liters of water. This is the best and safest way to meet exotic fish...like sharks. If you want to stay dry, you can sail in a glass-bottomed boat, letting you view the fish from above.

The aquarium allows for a modern viewing experience, like 3D movies, with the possibility to listen to explanations from local guides and lectures by experts.

The aquarium offers children attractions like watching the feeding of otters and penguins, or screening of VR movies, virtual reality, of sea life in the corals, under and above water.



#Tips

If you purchase a ticket online, there is a discount - click on the link below.

Kids under 3 enter for free.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/nzX1QxICNTY



Some of the Amazing Creatures:

https://youtu.be/W_m73fKfAnU
Siam Paragon
#About Bangkok's Luxury Mall

Siam Paragon Mall is one of the largest and most luxurious shopping malls in Bangkok, Thailand and Asia. It is located in a central spot in the city, facing the intersection of the stations of the two lines of the Skytrain, making it the center of Bangkok. This is a shopping mall where those who can afford shop, and tourists visiting the city.

The mall has fashion stores of world-class designers, alongside fashion houses and leading international brands, from Dior, and Prada, to Zara and Mango.

The mall also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, 15 movie theaters, an aquarium and an underwater observatory, one of the most impressive in East Asia, an opera house and the flagship store of Ferrari cars in Thailand.



#What is at the Mall?

The first impressive floor is all fashion stores. There are flagship stores for all the fashion icons and leaders of the fashion industry, like Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Versace, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Rolex, Burberry, and Marc Jacobs. Notice the big fountain out front, a popular photo spot.

On the first floor, which is also dedicated to fashion, there are international fashion brands, very popular and less expensive than the prestigious entrance. Here are notable brands such as Gap, Armani, H & M, Zara, Mango, Hugo Boss and others.

On the second and third floors are leisure and lifestyle stores. Here you will meet a variety of beauty shops, cosmetics and hair styling. Alongside them are design stores, furniture, technology products and showrooms for luxury cars such as Ferrari.

On the fourth floor is the restaurant complex, with the floor centering a variety of computer and technology stores, of Bangkok's quality. Even if it is possible to buy cheaper computer equipment in other malls in Bangkok, here they are careful about the quality of the products, the service and the professional advice, so that they will not sell you anything fake. On the floor are also fabric stores, textiles and handicrafts, alongside souvenirs, essential oils and more.

On the fifth floor, the entertainment floor, there are 15 movie theaters. Some offer huge screens, one of the largest in Asia. Others offer VIP halls - a great experience of a pampering cinema, with double seating on large comfortable leather armchairs, blankets for cuddling and free refreshments and entertainments. After the movie you will also find a bowling alley and other entertainment experiences on the floor.

The basement floor is Bangkok's Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, which has a great underwater observatory.



#Tips

At information on the ground floor, as for a tourist discount card, gives 5% percent off at all stores.

Twice a year are end of the season sales. Try shopping during these times.

On the second store is a huge spice store, where you can buy spices from all over the world.

If you are all done here and want to keep shopping, the famous MBK is only 5 minutes away.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/eF-eJawTOCg
The Dome
#About the Bar with the View of Bangkok

The Dome, at the top of the State Tower, is where the restaurants and bars of the State Tower are, located on the river banks and overlooks the city view.

On the 63rd floor of the tall tower, on the southern end of the Silom Road, you can find the Sky Bar, one of the largest bars in the world without a roof.

There is a luxury restaurant here called Sirocco, and from here you can see a panoramic 270-degree view of the whole city around you, the skyscrapers and river that divides the city. This is the tallest restaurant in Bangkok.



#Tips

For a table, you must book in advance (Phone number: 66-2-624-9555). No need to reserve places for the bar. Prices at Sirocco are expensive, and the Sky Bar prices are reasonable.

You must come to the Dome in proper dress.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/KcUlT7Ldg0c?t=2m55s&end=5m00s


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/aYVYBlKXQoE


Bloggers

https://youtu.be/acyJx63NLMI
MBK
#About Bangkok's Huge Mall Empire

You may not have heard of Ma Boon Krong, but some people when they hear the abbreviation MBK experience an easy tingling of the shopping fever... This is a mall that teenagers in Bangkok like very much, but not only them. When it opened in 1985, it was the largest shopping mall in Asia.

MBK is a huge shopping center in Bangkok with 8 floors and 2,000 shops and restaurants, with about 100,000 visitors a day, half of them Thai and most of the rest tourists.

The popular MBK Mall is linked to Siam Square and the Siam Shopping Center via a pedestrian bridge. Its location, at the intersection of the Rama I and Paya Thai streets, guarantees a lot of traffic for buyers and the excellent prices as one of the competitive places in the capital of Thailand and Asia in general.

By the way, the name of the MBK is from the names of the parents of the entrepreneur who founded it, "Ma" and "Boon Krong". If you're in the shopping arcade, look at the ground floor of the huge canyon, you can see the statues of his parents, after which one of the pilgrimage destinations of the consumers visiting Bangkok is named. Here too, as you must have already understood, you are in a kind of temple ...



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kJmwkoGjZaU



Merchandise:

https://youtu.be/Iy-EkpB7NzM



The Food Court:

https://youtu.be/tDbdfLMyavg


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/TOC3oN1j3d0
Madame Tussauds
Jim Thompson's House
Asiatique
Children's Discovery Museum
Chao Phraya


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