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 20:15 12:15 10:00 01.04.2017 - 21.10.2017
VIE BKK 23:20 15:20 10:00 29.03.2017 - 26.10.2017

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
Flower Market
One can already smell it when the boat stops at the Memorial Bridge. The Pak Khlong Talat flower market is located on the Chao Phraya and has existed since the reign of Rama I. However, back then the flowers, fruits and vegetables were sold out of the boats. Today the salesmen have solid ground under their feet and probably one of the most beautiful working places in the city.   The market is overwhelming with all its exotic magnificence, the intense scent and the rich diversity of flowers and tends to let the visitor almost forget that the temperature is about 35° C in the shade at a humidity of around 90 per cent. Even though the Pak Khlong Talat is open continuously - a visit is possible anytime - one should try to be there at sunrise. At this time the boats land with a fresh delivery from the province and the retailers of the city stock up with the daily requirement.   And don't forget the camera! By the way: One bunch of 50 roses, rolled up in newspaper, costs only one Euro, orchids a bit more. And the salesmen can also pack the flowers suitably for a flight.
Tha Prachan
Narai Phand

Sights

Sights in Bangkok
Floating Market
The Taling Chan Floating Market is one of the three floating markets in Bangkok and the one that is most easily accessible from the city. Every weekend it's all about grilling, chatting and bargaining - on the water. You can easily imagine how life in Bangkok used to take place mostly on the Chao Praya and the many klongs in former times. The Taling Chan was established in 1987 to remind of these almost forgotten times - and on the occasion of king Bhumibol's 60th birthday.   Already on the country way to the market there is one stall next to the other and the closer you get to the klong the more intensively the delightful smell of grilled fish and meat tickles your nose. You can hardly deny yourself from picking marinated shrimps on a spit at the first stall.   Most restaurants contain a dining area on a wooden jetty and a longboat where the dishes are prepared. Most of the times you take your seat on the wavering floor at one of the low tables.   If you have some time left you can book a boat tour at the small information desk at the entrance. A tour to the orchid farm costs approx. four euros for adults.
Soi Cowboy
Art Centre

Stay

Stay in Bangkok
Suk11 Hostel
The Suk11 is the best option for travellers who need to keep an eye on the travel budget but still want to have some comfort. The four-storey bamboo-house is family-run and reminds you of surfers, Bali and beaches - except for the traffic that is rushing outside instead of the sea. The rooms are nevertheless relatively quiet, some of them even have big jungle plants in front of their windows and all of them are equipped with an air conditioning system. Single rooms are available starting from 13 Euros, including breakfast. The big family room deluxe costs around 36 Euros per night. The whole house is decorated with memories, stories, souvenirs and little notes which have been left by travellers from all over the world. Already at the entrance one can feel the informal feel-good atmosphere.   And: The Suk11 is located excellently for all those who want to meet new people and hurl themselves into the nightlife. Some of the city's best clubs and bars are in the next street. One Soi down there is Nana, the red light district. But the Suk11 has strict rules concerning this matter: Strangers are by no means allowed to be in any rooms.
The Chakrabongse
Ariyasom Villa

Eat

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.
Spring
T&K Seafood

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