Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok, whose Thai name translates as "city of angels", is a prime destination for Southeast Asia. Whether you're looking for the grand palaces and gardens as depicted in films like the King and I (although I wouldn't mention this to the locals), or the exotic nightlife it's become known for in more recent years, Bangkok won't disappoint. The Grand Palace is an architectural gem, a reminder of the rich history of the country. There are many beautiful temples to see and various tours within Bangkok itself and to outlying areas. There is a rich nightlife for all with plenty of options for any taste. The airport is 30 kilometers outside of Bangkok with easy transportation into the city. So fly with Austrian Airlines to Bangkok and discover the beauty of Thailand.

Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE BKK 21:20 14:20 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
Siam Paragon
There is nothing you can't find here. Basically you could live in the Siam Paragon (yes, there's also a hotel in the complex) and you wouldn't have to set a foot in front of the door ever again. On an incredible area of 500.000 square meters the power-consumers can decide between 250 shops, 16 cinemas, 52 bowling alleys, three fair halls, five meeting rooms, dozens of restaurants, one food hall and a big aquarium. On the luxury-floor brands like Dolce&Gabbana, Chanel and Gucci outdo one another with extraordinarily designed stores. If you don't feel satisfied with a bag at the price of the average monthly wage of a Thai you can swipe your credit card in the Ferrari-showroom and drive home in a new sports car.   In short: the Siam Paragon is (beside the Emporium) the most exclusive and expensive shopping center, and it is twelve hours a day, seven days a week jam-packed. The Thais went their way to this shopping-temple because they love entertainment. And in the Siam Paragon some event, show or fair takes place everyday. For bargains you rather visit the Night Market. 
Tha Prachan
Pantip Plaza

Eat

Eat in Bangkok
Ruen Urai
When the guest turns into this tiny soi he is within spitting distance of a completely different world. The Ruen Urai is part of the Rose Hotel and is located in an age-old Thai teakwod house. At the entrance the guests are asked to take off their shoes before they are guided by a traditionally dressed Thai to the second floor (make a reservation!) where teakwood tables provide for a private atmosphere. The view wanders outside and lingers on the lush green of the tropical garden. The noise and heat of Bangkok already seems to be far away.   On the menu you mainly find Tai delicacies that can be recommended without exception. The prices are a little bit above average - however, it's absolutely justified considering the quality of the dishes and the wonderful atmosphere. In brief: the Ruen Urai is a must.
Spring
Greyhound Café

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.
Phranakorn Hotel
The Chakrabongse

Sights

Sights in Bangkok
Khao San Road
Since the 1980ies the Khao San Road (translation: street of uncooked rice) is the first choice for (young) travelers who have to watch their budget and like to go out. In the street and its sois numerous budget accommodations have settled, and you find small supermarkets, English bookshops, hippie stores full of batik wrap skirts, cheap restaurants with terraces in Bali-style, tourist agencies and bars, bars, bars. If you see an Asian here than it's most likely a tuk-tuk driver or a waiter.   This place might be stuck somewhere between Europe and Asia and has little to do with Thai culture, however it's fascinating to dive into this unique world for a night. Moreover you get great hints for your world trip here. Which island has the finest sand? Which boat reaches the most secret bay? And what do you need for a Cambodian visa? These and many more questions are sorted out if you chime in the never-ending stream of travelers. 
Floating Market
Grand Palace

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