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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.

Worth knowing

Thailand
  • Currency: Thai bhat (THB)
  • Language: Thai, English
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Austrian flight destination: Bangkok
Airport
  • Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (BKK): The airport is located 28 km (18 miles) east of Bangkok.
  • Address: 999 Bang Na-Trat Rd, Rachathewa, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
  • Telephone: (66)-2/132 18 88
  • Airport Bangkok

Timetable Bangkok

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06:00

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11:15
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travel duration: 23:15
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06:00

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14:20
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travel duration: 26:20
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09:05

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11:15
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travel duration: 20:10
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09:05

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travel duration: 23:15
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12:40

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11:15 +1
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travel duration: 16:35
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19:25

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11:15 +1
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travel duration: 33:50
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14:20 +1
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travel duration: 12:55
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Where to eat in Bangkok

Where to eat in Bangkok
Greyhound Café
Street kitchen is nothing for the target group of Greyhound Cafés. The young Thai high society prefers to gather in the second floor of the exclusive and trendy shopping mall Emporium because here one finds the most popular subsidiary of the restaurant chain. The high walls are adorned with creative prints and the interior is black and white mixed with some brown elements. On the menu you especially find fusion food - European dishes with a Thai touch and vice versa. In this sense, dishes like Thai-anchovy-spaghetti are served. But in the first place it's not about the food but the table with the best view on the restaurant. Because there's a lot to see: the crowds of attractive or at least stylish Asians is a sight worth seeing on its own. But precisely because there's so much going on, sometimes you have to wait a little longer for your beef salad with mint leafs - provided it's still available. The best would be to take yourself an hour for people peeking, coffee and gossip in the air-conditioned restaurant and then go outside and have original Thai food in one of the street kitchens located to the left of the Emporium.
T&K Seafood
Spring

Where to shop in Bangkok

Where to shop 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.
Siam Paragon
Platinum Mall

What to see in Bangkok

What to see in Bangkok
Grand Palace
When you see the travel buses in front of the entrance you'll immediately want to turn around again and stroll through the Old Town instead. But for this experience it is worth while waiting in line, for what you get to see in the huge area (200.000 square meters) is truly amazing. Altogether there are more than 100 buildings in different architectural styles behind the almost 2-kilometer-long wall (tenements, temples, ministries, palaces etc.), also including the Wat Phra Kaeo. This temple is home to Thailand's most revered statue, the emerald Buddha. For at least getting a general insight into the exciting history of this important landmark you should consider a guided tour. These are offered in English, are for free and start daily at 10.00, 10.30, 13.30 and 14.00. Important: there's a strict dress code: with flip-flops, shorts and co you'll have to stay outside. Right next to the entrance (on the right-hand side) you can borrow adequate clothing for free. Admission for non-Thais: 6 Euros.
Golden Mount
Khao San Road

Where to stay in Bangkok

Where to stay in Bangkok
Sofitel So
The setting: Lumpini, Bangkok's business and entertaining district. The protagonist: the second So-Hotel of the Sofitel Group, after Mauritius. At the end of February the 30-storey design hotel opened adjacent to Lumpini Park in the Thai capital. Regarding the interior design Sofitel Group was influenced by an elegant Frenchman: Christian Lacroix. The interior of the 238 rooms and suites are sensuous and inspired by the five elements: water, earth, metal, fire and wood. There's also an Apple Mac-Mini in every room and additionally in every suite - an iPad. At the restaurant Red Oven the cooks deliver their show - behind a red open oven! Market kitchen flair with modern touch. And then there's the Chocolab. A chocolate boutique with self-made chocs and a picturesque view. The latter is also provided from the rooftop terrace of the Park Society Restaurant. By the way: two more So hotels will follow in Mumbai and Singapore.
Dusit Thani
Hansar Hotel

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