Bangkok

Bangkok

Be sure to fly with Austrian Airlines to Bangkok and experience a modern city that is buzzing with activity and nightlife. Make sure to visit the city's most famous landmark: the Grand Palace. This immense building was built in 1782 and was the home of the Thai king for 150 years. While at the Grand Palace, take the time to see the Emerald Buddha at the Wat Pra Kaeo. This impressive rendering of Buddha is carved from a single piece of emerald and dates back to the 15th Century. In the evening, you can choose from thousands of different Thai restaurants, as well as from a wide choice of establishments serving international cuisine. The more adventurous should try eating the 'street food' available from vendors all over the city. After dinner, make sure to sample Bangkok's colourful nightlife.

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Worth knowing

Thailand
    • Currency: Thai bhat(THB)
    • Language: Thai, English
    • Capital: Bangkok
    • Austrian flight destination: Bangkok

Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE BKK 22:20 15:20 10:00 30.10.2016 - 24.03.2017

Boeing 777-200

Boeing 777-200 side view Boeing 777-200 seats
Type of aircraftLong haul passenger aircraft
ManufacturerBoeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, USA
Names - Austrian Airlines paintingSound of Music (OE-LPA), Heart of Europe (OE-LPB), Dream of Freedom (OE-LPC), Spirit of Austria (OE-LPD), Blue Danube (OE-LPE)
Number of aircraft5
Seating capacity8 C / 260 Y, total 308 | Abweichung OE-LPE: 48C / 264Y, total 312
Min. LegroomC/44"=111,7cm, Y/31"/33"=78,7cm/83,82cm
Wing span60,9 m
Length63,7 m
Height18,8 m
Max. cruising speed1,030 km/ h
Max. cruising altitude13.100 m
Type of engineGeneral Electric, GE 90-90 B
Max. thrust2 x 90,000 lbs
Fuel capacity135,880 kg
Max. range fully payload6,200 NM, 11,500 km
Max. payload61,600 kg
Max. take-off-weight294,835 kg
Max. landing weight208,652 kg

Shopping

Shopping in Bangkok
Narai Phand
To support Thai arts and crafts the ministry for industry has opened the Narai Phand on the Phloen Chit Road together with investors from the private sector. For about 72 years it has been Thailand's biggest shopping center for local premium arts and crafts from the most diverse regions.   The range of products goes from Vishnu and Ganesha statues made of bronze or stannic to handcrafted, braided bags to traditionally painted picture frames and jewellery boxes.   In addition, there is an own area for Thailand's famous cutlery: the Celadon. It is known for its delicate green or blue colour and the cups, plates and ashtrays are elaborately decorated with (golden) paintings - of course by hand. All products are packed securely and can be sent to Europe by request.
Flower Market
Victory Shopping

Stay

Stay in Bangkok
Sukhothai
Hardly surprising that the Sukhothai won countless awards for its interior architecture. The trio Ed Tuttle, Kerry Hill and the Thai designer Pichitra Boonyarathaphan managed to find the perfect balance between tradition and modernism: symmetric colonnades, mirror basins, open air ambulatories, buddha statues and everything made of finest and natural materials like bronze, teak wood and marble complemented by precious fabrics and mirrors. Wherever you look at, you'll see serenity and beauty - and that also applies to the suites (starting from 160 euro) that are equipped with flat screens, Bose sound systems, rain showers, touchscreens and perfect lighting.   A dinner in the award-winning Thai restaurant Celadon makes a perfect day in the metropolis complete.
The Chakrabongse
Phranakorn Hotel

Sights

Sights in Bangkok
Seashell Museum
A candy store? No, these are scallops in all kinds of colours at the Seashell Museum in Bangkok - we know them from the logo of a Dutch fuel supplier. There are more than 3,000 pieces and 600 species of salt and freshwater animals: snails, molluscs and other sea dwellers. You will recognise the museum at the Soi Silom by the oversized snail on the grey/blue glitter facade and the European architectural style.   For a couple of decades Jom Patamakantin and his father have collected the exhibits. A part of the collection is accessible to the public in glass cabinets throughout the three-level building, underneath: a giant clam and a rare slit shell which can only be found in great depths. In the shop next to it you'll find the shells manufactured into pieces of jewellery.
Red Sky
Soi Cowboy

Eat

Eat in Bangkok
Spring
The rundown buildings along the grey and bumpy road that leads to the restaurant abandon any hope of a romantic evening in a relaxed atmosphere. But then the Spring appears between a row of houses.   A warm light shimmers through the large windows and a group of stylish expats and Asians are lounging  in huge pillows in the garden in front of the restaurant. Authentically Thai? Probably not, but it's quiet and green for sure - and the best place for leaving the busy city behind and cuddling with your date while watching the stars.   The Western touch is also reflected in the bill. The international dishes are good, but no extraordinarily gustatory explosion. The spring is especially a location for urban people who want to ease up and then stop by the popular Enchanted Bar (Sukhumvit Soi 55/J Avenue). You have to make a reservation there as well, otherwise you may face the same situation as facebook-founder Marc Zuckerberg, who stopped by the bar but didn't get a seat anymore.
T&K Seafood
Greyhound Café

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