Cruising along the Chao Phraya RiverA cruise along the legendary Chao Phraya River and some canals on the Thon Buri side is the most pleasant way to explore the city once dubbed "Venice of the East" The majestic charm of the Chao Phraya adds perspective to your exploration of the city's premier attractions. Tourists can book such a tour through travel agents or rent a boat at Tha Chang (Tel: 225-6179, 623-6169), a pier near the Grand Palace, or Tha Si Phraya (Tel: 235-3108) near the River...Read Full Story
We have picked four Bangkok Hotels to splash the cash and blow the budget on…
Le Meridien Bangkok ($109 – $205)
A sleek and towering oasis of calm in one of Bangkok’s liveliest areas it’s no surprise this hotel tops many prestigious hotel hot lists. The much lauded décor is ultra contemporary and the designers have made liberal use of glass, marble and wood. All rooms come equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including an ergonomic work chair, touch-screen IP phone, rain shower and for...Read Full Story
National Museum Tel: 224-1333 Within the walking distance of the Grand Palace is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in Southeast Asia. Bangkok's National Museum houses a vast collection of artifacts found in all parts of the country ranging from Neolithic times, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya to the Bangkok period. The complex, once used as a palace, consists of several old but beautiful buildings of colourful Thai architectural design. Guided tours in English, French, German, and...Read Full Story
At first glance, this metropolis of over ten million people appears as a bewildering melding of new and of exotic and commonplace and indescribable, all tossed together into a gigantic urban fuss. If Bangkok seems to lack order, it is because it never has had order, save for the royal core of the city, Rattanakosin, where the kings built their palaces. Moving outwards from this artificial island, defined by the Chao Phraya River and canals, the city becomes increasingly less and less...Read Full Story
I mentioned it already earlier, the Somdet Ya park in Bangkok's Khlong San district is also a place worth visiting. It is a bit hidden, I don't recall to have seen any signs on the main road pointing there and it wasn't marked on my map either, so we had to ask our way to there. But actually if you know how the direction it's not difficult to find anymore - after crossing either Memorial Bridge or Pok Klao bridge to the Thonburi side of the town, turn into the next big street to the left...Read Full Story
A Bangkok travel itinerary often includes a checklist of the beautiful attractions available to tourists in the Thailand capital. Elephant rides and architecture tours are both popular on Bangkog travel itineraries.